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How many of you move a ton a pellets on your truck? Do you have a full ton truck?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by doublewide, Sep 28, 2011.

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  1. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    I have the luxury of tri axle dumps, and a j Deere with forks

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  2. doublewide

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    So it has been over a year since this thread was originally posted. I said that I would split up my ton next time, but I didn't. I broke down the pallet and loaded it in stacks of 3 over the entire bed. I used my load handler to unload the ton. I was able to crank the handle and bring the pellets right to the edge of my tailgate. Then just drop them down into the wheelbarrow 6 at a time. Much easier than jumping up and down from the truck 50 times.
  3. shtrdave

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    I have a trailer that I can haul 2 ton on and then I pay the the neighbor to come down with his hi lift and he unloads then I take my pallet jack and put them where I want. I am very happy I have the perfect place for my stash right outside the door to my home in a garage I just grab a bag on my way in at night usually.
  4. DirtyDave

    DirtyDave Feeling the Heat

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    Krooser with 24 tons and that van/ pete you avoid the scales I bet lol. I haul 1 ton in my silverado and dint even look back, the old astro van would do it, but not to safley lol... take the seats out of a VW rabbit and I think you haul a ton if you can get it in/on it .
  5. RCCARPS

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    A ton of Pres-to-Logs from home depot a few weeks ago in my brothers F250. $189 out the door in Delaware (no tax) with military discount.

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  6. tbear853

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    For the last several years the local farmer's co-op has delivered my pellets 2 or usually 3 ton at a time still wrapped on pallets using their Ford F350 SD or F450 flatbed truck for $10 fee....
    .... but for the first 10-12 years from 1991 up ....
    .... I went and purchased my pellets where ever I could find good hardwood pellet fuel, usually about 25 - 35 miles one way. Every load was moved with my 1977 Ford F-150 LB 4X4 V8 PU. Some few loads even came from Covington across North Mountain. Some loads I had to load bag by bag, like when I had a shell on the truck. Usually I dropped the tailgate, they set the pallet on the rear, pushed it forwards, then I'ld slip an empty pallet in place to use to push further and get the man to push the pallet of pellets all the way forwards (slides easy on bed liner). I never haulked less than a ton and a few times when loading individual bags I loaded 75 40lb bags. Always get as much weight to front of bed.

    I off loaded pellets by the bag either off pallets or out the bed at the basement door and carried inside on my home made HD hand truck 10 at a time and stacked in two 75 bag high stacks (15 layers) from then until I enclosed my carport against the wind and rain in 2002, and a few years afterwards Co-op was backing up to my storage place. Just grab a bag on the way in?

    I still drive that '77 to work some, it's my working truck .... had it since 1986. I have not yet hauled such loads on my '07 F150 Flareside, but I have seen a ton hauled on one like mine.
  7. movemaine

    movemaine Feeling the Heat

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    I used to have an ancient Dodge Crew Cab that had been a towing vehicle for one of the Coast Guard's ship yards. Thing had double rear springs. No matter how much I put into it, I never got the springs to actually budge.
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    Man, I have some serious truck envy. Traded mine in a couple of years ago due to needing more space for car seats. I have become quite good at cramming crap into my jeep liberty. I fold down the seats, load a half a ton at a time and back right up to the house. I only have a 5 minute drive, though.
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    7.3 ford moving a load of red oak.
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    Better shot of the truck unloaded.
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    I traded in my '03 Dodge 1-ton dually 4 days before I bought my stove. Replaced it with a '13 Ram 1500 Big Horn (Believe it or not I am a Chevy guy but I have to take “value” over “want” these days). I hauled a ton of Liggies in it 4 days after I bought it. Squatted her down a bit but hauled with no troubles. For my spring buy I plan on buying 3 ton » a ton in the bed and 2 on the trailer. My “rated” payload capacity is 1,406#. I live in Idaho, I more likely to get pulled over for not having it lifted with 35’s.
  12. kcellwood

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    F150 hauled all six tons of my supply this year. One ton at a time of course. About 12 mile trip from SIB to house.
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    Old post, but that trailer doesn't look like it's rated at over 12,000# to me!!
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    he he oki all here lost ....
    central.jpg

    here with a load of outdoor boilers lol in NB i can haul legal 56.ooo lb :)
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  16. redryder2006

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    Mickey Thompson wheels and tires. So much better looking than the tiny stock ones.
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    if i see the pic's here from the way that you load your trailer & Pickups
    looks like everybody here is a suicide :eek:
    if you must male a EMC brake from 35mil/h a 40lb bag will kill you,
    what do you do if one bag slide down in a corner and hit a child ????

    pls start to think and secure your load!!

    pls take the time to watch the Video

    sorry for the german language but the pictures are the fact
    (ADAC >> AAA)

    take the time and load right and secure your Load. !!!
  18. Jefflitzy

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    Here is a pic for ya with 44 ton of Pinnacle on the truck before we untarped the load 44 ton.jpg
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    Haha it's not an old thread anymore...
    Whenever I need him, Brother's friend picks up the pellets for me in his nice and just restored 1996 F250. Truck is a beast. [​IMG]
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    Currently I use my GF's Honda Passport and make 2 trips for a ton, loaded bag by bag and unloaded bag by bag. There is room for the full ton but not sure that's a good idea.
  21. moey

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    I put them in my 5*8 trailer two trips per ton, kinda inconvenient but it works. I see some folks with a ton in their pickup not sure how they steer some of those trucks really really drop a lot. Guess it depends on the rating for the truck its a lot of concentrated weight regardless of what the pickup is rated for.
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    cram a ton in my 2000 dodge dakota. looks like a low rider, good thing i only live 2 miles a way.
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    I use my '05 F250. It loves having 2000#'s in the back. Rides like a Chevy ;)

    Redryder, nice wheels. I also run aftermarket wheels n tires during no-salt season. I got XD 18's and 35" E rated Firestones. Looks like it should but wish I had the 4.10's. The stockers are great in the snow and for plowing but boy, they look girly inside those wheelwells.
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  24. DirtyDave

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    lol You Canadian boys are legal to haul more weight per axle there than you are in the US. I dont have a forklift or space for a truckload, but I can legalize on 5 axles ( spread on trailer) 54,000 GVW 86,000. empty 31780 lbs full fuel 300 gallons. I have found over the years that it ends up cheaper in the long run for me to just drive the mile and get a ton from HD, or the hardware store than bring the truck home and hand unload a couple pallets up the driveway.
  25. Coyote_nb_ca

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    oehm in us i think are only 80.ooo LB gvw lagal in Atl canada on a 5axel you are on 91.oooLB an with a 3axel trailer you are on GVW 91.oooLB :)

    but 1 store in town close his doors :((( first the flood (Mar 2012) then 3 weeks ago a fire :(

    we plan to pickup a truckload in the summer with some people to catch a beter price from the mill (ca 30 cent per bag less)
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