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Post Fri. Feb. 19, 2010 7:32 pm

This morning at 05:30 I loaded the last half bucket of rice into the hopper of the Kaa2.I call that cutting it slim. Off I went to get the Harmony Mine Coal. The weight slip reads as follows, Gross 11080, Tare 8280 Net 2800. I can't understand how the weight system works.I have been to several different breakers and they all seem to have the net end in even hundreds. They never seem to end in a real world number like 2783, or 3148. I am sure their system was worked out well before I knew what coal was.It is just that I do not understand it. Any clues? By the way, business was quite lively today at UAE Harmony. According to the guy loading, their coal is so appreciated that they "can't keep it on the ground" Mike

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Post Fri. Feb. 19, 2010 7:59 pm

You know about water allowance, right. It's an educated guess by the scale operator of the water in your load. You don't pay for this weight. I'll bet the amount of his educated guess includes what it takes to make the numbers come out oven.
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Post Fri. Feb. 19, 2010 8:47 pm

Yanche,I read about the water allowance but did not know how it works into the scale numbers. This scale receipt I was given is printed out all by machine. Is it possible that the weighmaster can alter the numbers somehow to account for the water weight? Mike

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Post Fri. Feb. 19, 2010 9:20 pm

the scales are usually in multiples of 20. only small scales, the kind you sell scrap across give exact numbers, so youll have 2020 or 2000 but never 2002 or 2007.plus I do think there is some guess work involved and they do round up

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Post Fri. Feb. 19, 2010 9:54 pm

I looked at my slips, seems like the saturday run was rounded by 20's :D , and my two weekday runs, were 100's at the same place :shock: . The weekend was a hand written receipt and the weekday is computer. Guess they don't see as many pickup trucks during the week.

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Post Sat. Feb. 20, 2010 3:43 am

Yanche wrote:You know about water allowance, right. It's an educated guess by the scale operator of the water in your load. You don't pay for this weight. I'll bet the amount of his educated guess includes what it takes to make the numbers come out oven.
No water weight at UAE it is a dry breaker
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Post Sat. Feb. 20, 2010 3:45 am

stovepipemike wrote:This morning at 05:30 I loaded the last half bucket of rice into the hopper of the Kaa2.I call that cutting it slim. Off I went to get the Harmony Mine Coal. The weight slip reads as follows, Gross 11080, Tare 8280 Net 2800. I can't understand how the weight system works.I have been to several different breakers and they all seem to have the net end in even hundreds. They never seem to end in a real world number like 2783, or 3148. I am sure their system was worked out well before I knew what coal was.It is just that I do not understand it. Any clues? By the way, business was quite lively today at UAE Harmony. According to the guy loading, their coal is so appreciated that they "can't keep it on the ground" Mike
the bob cat buckets holds 500 lbs the scale reads every 20lbs lbs some are 25 lbs
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Post Sat. Feb. 20, 2010 3:14 pm

By the way, business was quite lively today at UAE Harmony. According to the guy loading, their coal is so appreciated that they "can't keep it on the ground" Mike
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It does seem to be the coal of choice this year!
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Post Sat. Feb. 20, 2010 6:53 pm

I think you have it correct Big Beam,and the way it is burning and behaving for me right now, it is likely to be my coal of choice for all next winter season too!! Mike

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Post Sun. Feb. 21, 2010 1:23 am

BIG BEAM wrote:By the way, business was quite lively today at UAE Harmony. According to the guy loading, their coal is so appreciated that they "can't keep it on the ground" Mike
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It does seem to be the coal of choice this year!
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been like that up there since they took over the mine in 1988
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