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1.4 ton pallet at HD

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by roadrat, Oct 19, 2008.

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  1. roadrat

    roadrat Member

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    The Home Depot in Auburn, Maine had an odd 1.4 ton pallet of pellets for sale, it looked factory rapped and not just a bunch of loose bags tossed together. The price was $419.00 and I'm not sure of the brand.
    is this something new from the mills or just a fluke? I like the idea myself, and hope this becomes a new standard.

    bill

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  2. Jester

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    ok, I gotta ask, because in this morning haze I cant think. Whats the advantage of the 1.4 tons over say, 1.0 tons?
  3. Bxpellet

    Bxpellet Feeling the Heat

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    Some places package their pellets like that, I picked up the same thing in the spring they were packed in 20 pound bags with a ton and half on the pallet, Had to take off the top layers to get it in the truck, Pelletsales.com has certain pellets packed like that also. I guess in the long run they would save money on wooden pallets.
  4. roadrat

    roadrat Member

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    Well I guess 2.8 tons on 2 pallets would take up less room in your garage than 3.0 tons on three pallets.
    and if the place you bought you pellets from charges you a deposit on the pallets , you would have 1 less deposit out there.


    bill
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    When I had my pellets delivered, the forlk lift was too tall to make it into my garage. I had to re stack anyway, so I don't see any advantage. Also, I don't think I would like it if the indivdual bags are heavier than 40 pounds. Not sure if that is the case.
  6. mkmh

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    I like it as well. I got 4.2 tons this way from pelletsales.com last March. The pellets were in 40 lb bags from a manufacturer in BC. As another poster pointed out, the advantage is really just a smaller foot print, and sometimes a slightly better volume deal.
    Either way, I wind up re-stacking mine in the basement roughly 1.5 tons per pallet, to maximize use of vertical space.
  7. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    One of the biggest advantages of 60 bags to a skid instead of 50 is shipping. Depending what the weight limit of the truck route it helps save money.

    Eric
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    This is for when we all get old and can't lift the 40 lb bags and our kids don't visit often enough. Lol. Seriously though, when I get old(er) I think I would rather have the 20 lb bags.
  9. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    There is a thought.

    When I get old and can not lift a full 12oz can of beer I can get a 6oz. can of beer.

    People it is only 40 lbs.

    Eric
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    strangemainer New Member

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    I carried two bags at a time down my bulkhead into the basement. 3 tons = 150 bags, 2 at a time was 75 trips.
    Did it in a couple hours.
    Man Did I sleep good that night!
  11. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Reason for this is ,todays standard trailer length is 53' and 24 ton capacity. Trying to fit 2 rows of 12 pallets 4' long into that 53' trailer with bags bulging off the sides is almost impossible without damaging lots of bags. Many trucking companies also run 48' trailers. Like Kinsman says. It is a shipping issue.
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    I drink Crown Royal. If I cant lift that, Ill be using geothermal heat, and be dead.
    :)
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