Easier Way to Get Coal From Dump Truck to My Basement Bin?

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Post Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 6:04 pm

late to the party as always :oops: but, do you have or know where to get a used electric tread mill or 2 ??

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Post Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 6:59 pm

No, but I can see where you're going with that

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Post Sun. Feb. 12, 2017 11:41 am

larryfoster wrote:Thanks for all the responses.
After my first batch or so, I have been using screened coal for a couple years.
Certainly, some ideas to ponder
I had one customer that had a screen as chute because he was getting some really dirty coal from another company, in your case probably wouldn't work because you need an even steeper angle.

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Post Sun. Feb. 12, 2017 12:38 pm

Up to a certain extent, a steeper angle should be good.
Not sure if I want a real steep angle.

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Post Sun. Feb. 12, 2017 1:04 pm

You may have to be prepared to move a lot of fines from under the chute, if you would screen the coal right there. Depending on the coal, that could end up being quite a lot. That's the bad part about some of this Bit coal, a lot of fines :mad:


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Post Sun. Feb. 12, 2017 3:39 pm

my delivery guy has a 20' auger screw pipe with a gas motor hooked to it. it shoots it right in my window to the bin. takes about 30-40 mins for 3+ tons. he just has a regular dump truck. works pretty slick.

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Post Sun. Feb. 12, 2017 3:55 pm

my delivery guy has a 20' auger screw pipe with a gas motor hooked to it. it shoots it right in my window to the bin. takes about 30-40 mins for 3+ tons. he just has a regular dump truck. works pretty slick
That would be cool

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Post Sun. Feb. 12, 2017 3:56 pm

We run both 10 and 14 foot belt conveyors off the back of our delivery trucks. Can typically throw it into a 7 foot high window if need be. Been doing it this way for over 60 years. If the window is ground-level then we just chain up an aluminum chute and rocket the stuff in.

Would love to have a high-lift truck as it would be much faster, although there are many places around here we could not use it due to possibly upsetting it.

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Post Sun. Feb. 12, 2017 3:59 pm

Somebody around here may have that kind of stuff.

But, around here, I've never seen of that

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Post Thu. Feb. 16, 2017 3:39 pm

Prototype 1 had it's first field test today.
Mixed results.
I took out 1-1/2 blocks to lower the end into the coal bin but still had to have the other end too high for the dump truck to be able to dump on the chute.
I'll take out another block to lower it a little more.

I had coal outside on the ground and a neighbor brought his tractor with a small bucket to load onto the chute.
Only had enough galvanized to do @ 8' of the 12' chute.
Bare plywood the last 4'.
I'll be finishing the lining because it made a difference.
Had to push it in with the shovel.
This load was primarily bigger lumps.
Nut coal may slide easier.
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It's sturdy enough.
Heavy as all get out.

I rested one end on saw horses for now but want to try some legs when I figure how high I can make the end


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Post Thu. Feb. 16, 2017 4:47 pm

The ramp looks strong. Cover it with the most slippery thing you can find and that will lower the angle needed by a lot.

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Post Thu. Feb. 16, 2017 6:25 pm

It is strong.
Heavy enough for two men and a boy
:lol:

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Post Sun. Feb. 19, 2017 7:42 am

Larry, minor thing but nib those screw ends off under the chute. Grabbing one of those when moving the chute would hurt like hell. (don't ask)

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Post Sun. Feb. 19, 2017 10:20 am

Thanks for noticing.
I meant to do that

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