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Posted April 15, 2013 - 08:50 PM

OMG!!!!!!!!   Decided to bring in a paver & scale it.  My bathroom scales are balance beam type & very accurate.  The blocks weigh 23lb each, & allowing the pallet to be 40lbs, I had a 2,800lb load in the bed!  I didn't think they felt like more than 10lbs or so each!  Don't ask me to guess your weight if the accuracy is important! It drove fine, other than slightly squirrelly steering.   It's an F250HD.


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 09:01 PM

OMG!!!!!!!!   Decided to bring in a paver & scale it.  My bathroom scales are balance beam type & very accurate.  The blocks weigh 23lb each, & allowing the pallet to be 40lbs, I had a 2,800lb load in the bed!  I didn't think they felt like more than 10lbs or so each!  Don't ask me to guess your weight if the accuracy is important! It drove fine, other than slightly squirrelly steering.   It's an F250HD.

Gotta love them Fords. :thumbs:


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 09:06 PM

The paver stone that we deliver from work range from 2000lbs a bundle to 5000lbs a bundle, depending on type, manufacturer and how they package it.

3000lbs in a heavy duty 3/4 ton like yours will handle what you had in it.



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Posted April 15, 2013 - 09:10 PM

The paver stone that we deliver from work range from 2000lbs a bundle to 5000lbs a bundle, depending on type, manufacturer and how they package it.

3000lbs in a heavy duty 3/4 ton like yours will handle what you had in it.

 

If I didn't have a toolbox, and about a foot of stuff behind it, he could have scooted it further & she'd have drove perfectly.  I still drove speed limit+ with no issues at all.  Looked up the payload for mine, and it's 3200lbs.



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Posted April 15, 2013 - 09:12 PM

Payload on my Mighty Mazda is 1600lbs, that includes the driver.



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 03:32 AM

That's a pretty good load. Now you have to lay them all out. That could be fun in itself. Watch the back!


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Posted April 16, 2013 - 08:15 AM

That's a pretty good load. Now you have to lay them all out. That could be fun in itself. Watch the back!

 

Yes, have to handle each block twice....once to unload, again to place.  Gonna be 300 stones, so 600 lifts & bends.  

  Gotta get out the door & prepare for vet check.



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 09:06 PM

The blocks weigh 23lb each, & allowing the pallet to be 40lbs, I had a 2,800lb load in the bed!  I didn't think they felt like more than 10lbs or so each!  

 

23 lbs per block and the pallet weights 40 lbs, there are only 2 blocks per pallet?   :poke:



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Posted April 17, 2013 - 05:57 AM

Don't forget to set aside time for another plow depth wheel today!



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Posted April 17, 2013 - 06:02 AM

May be time to make a few more, Daniel!



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Posted April 19, 2013 - 02:40 PM

Rain came through & cool today.  Just doing the basics, milked this morning & will be doing the milking tonight as well, with Josh doing the feeding.  Being a cold nasty day, I went & got another load of pavers for Teresa's patio to go with the ones already stacked in the patio area.  I figure get all I need here, then I can do as time allows.  I figure if I make the minimum payment to my Lowes card, I'll have the stones paid off before I can get this job done!   :rolling:

 

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The ones tossed around the pallet are border pavers.

 

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Posted April 19, 2013 - 03:51 PM

Dan, you know those things have a shelf life, right. :D



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Posted April 19, 2013 - 06:04 PM

Dan, you know those things have a shelf life, right. :D

 

Yep, the expiration date on them reads "January 1 of 50,089"   :smilewink:



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Posted April 22, 2013 - 08:37 AM

I did the milking this morning, now I'm going to do a final clean on the old concrete floor in the 2 silage pits today.  Pouring the new concrete floor over the old tomorrow.  Hiring the bulk done, but if his help doesn't show (like he said they often don't), then I'll have to help float out the concrete.  I need to do some crop spray tomorrow, as Dad started planting field corn today.  Rain late tomorrow night into Wednesday. Much harder to make out the rows to spray following rains, especially being this is a hay field we're retiring to corn.  Lots of vegetation that will hide the rows after a rain and a couple days.  Busy time IS here! 


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Posted April 22, 2013 - 04:42 PM

Got the old concrete floor clean as it's gonna get, and the concrete team will be here at 8am tomorrow.  I also got a freshly planted 20 acre corn field sprayed.  Dad is planting.  He already has over 20 more planted, so as soon as I see the concrete guys have things under control, I'll go get more crop ground sprayed.  I've known these guys most of my life & can trust them completely.  I'd like to get all planted ground sprayed before rains come tomorrow night.  I also had to do some repairs to the planter.  As I finished feeding silage tonight, I went to help dad fill the planter with seed. I seen one planter section had a main hinge bolt completely gone, and another unit was broken almost off.  The body is formed steel, and one side completely broken in two, and the other side broken halfway.  I got that all welded up just a few minutes ago, so I think it's ready for another day of planting.  

 Just ate some supper, so once it settles a bit, I need to take more 2x4's down to the silage pits to finish setting up the edges.


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