Coal Ticket Question

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Post Fri. Aug. 06, 2010 7:51 am

I had 4.5 tons of bulk wet rice delivered.

The weight ticket said the weight of the truck and then the weight of the truck afterwards.

9080 Lbs. was the load, not 9000

Do they normally add a few extra pounds to cover the water weight?

Just curious!

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Post Fri. Aug. 06, 2010 7:45 pm

It is not an exact science when it is loaded. It's more like a WAG (Wild Arsed Guess) at some plants. Like wood deliveries, the coal supplier would rather err in favor of the customer; so sit back, relax, and feel glad you are surrounded by folks who will not take advantage of you. Enjoy........ :roll: :idea:

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Post Fri. Aug. 06, 2010 8:27 pm

My father had coal contracts for a long time.....they load your truck to closest to 9000 lb mark...if it is a tad over they wont remove they usually just let it go.....They have it figured down to what the bucket of the front end loader holds (give or take some poundage)....

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Post Sat. Aug. 07, 2010 6:29 am

Did you pay for it? They either charged you for it or might have just weighed it out correctly and let it go. Anyone delivering in bulk will know within a few hundred pounds what is on their truck by eying it but it's impossible to exactly hit that ton mark without weighing it. To save time of continually going on and off the scale the normal procedure was to load it so you knew you were over a hundred or two. The weighmaster would then round down to nearest ton which saved time on the paperwork. Most of the breakers don't have computerized scale. Anytime I ever left the breaker I was always 0 to 200 pounds over what was on the slip or occasionally a few pounds under. Once you got past the 200 mark you might have to go throw some off depending on what side of the bed she woke up on that morning. :P

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Post Sat. Aug. 07, 2010 6:36 am

whistlenut wrote:It is not an exact science when it is loaded. It's more like a WAG (Wild Arsed Guess) at some plants. :
I wouldn't take it that far, like I said I would be able to tell within 200 pounds over a 7 ton load. The scales were always consistent, the only factor is the water. Assuming soaking wet when you load it and then drain the truck by tilting the box it's about 200 pounds with larger sizes. Maybe 300 with rice. That's over a full load not just one ton.

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