SAU wrote:just hope you aren't paying for the weight of the water
You are but it's factored into the cost, just like if you go to the quarry and get sand... Lot's of water.
Over a 5 ton load you might have 300 lbs. roughly, Changes by the size of the coal and how long it's been allowed to drain. It doesn't add up to much. You can request dry coal from off the stock pile from some dealers but this is generally a bad idea. I've had some customers do it in the past but they have only done it once
. Most breakers have pockets where the coal is run over a screen to be washed one last time before its put into the truck, not sure about the what/how for a bagging plant. The dirt and dust removed can add up to a lot especially for larger sizes like nut and will make up for the water... you'll get a very clean product with some moisture content which is very preferable to a dirty dry product even if you are getting a litle more.