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Loadhandlers
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MIke in NC    Posted 02-19-2003 at 08:26:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have heard them advertised some time back on the radio. Has any one used them? Are they worth the money- Im talking about the contraptions that you set up in the bed of your pick up and it cranks to unload firewood and gravel and such. Thanks with any advice.


Curt    Posted 02-19-2003 at 16:58:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've got a homemade one made from galvinized pipe and a good tarp. It works great. If unloading firewood or anything you need to re-stack you only crank it to get it to the bed of the truck, not onto the ground where you would have to bend down to pick up again. I use mine mainly for firewood and it has saved me tons of time. No more reaching from the sides to get at the wood close to the cab. I also have used it for straw bales, lawn debri, gravel and bags of concrete. Well worth the $100 they sell them for and even more so for the $20 I have in mine.


Gary, Mt. Hermon, La    Posted 02-19-2003 at 11:16:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe I'm still a bit old fashioned but seems to me that if I dump it on the ground with the loadhandler then I still have to move it again to the wood pile, or wherever it's final destination would be. So why not use the shovel or whatever to begin with. Guess you can tell I don't have one nor know anyone who does.


MikeC    Posted 02-19-2003 at 10:21:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My 74 year old Dad has one that he really likes.


Ron from IL    Posted 02-19-2003 at 08:48:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mike,

I've had one for about four years now, and I think it's well worth the price. We've unloaded everything from mulch to chunks of broken concrete from our back patio. Here's a hint--get the slick bed liner for $35 to use between the Loadhandler and the bed of your truck. The load'll move a lot easier. Don't try to overdo it, though. I'd not put more than about 1 ton at a time; otherwise, it puts a strain on both you and the equipment.

Good luck!

Ron


Ron from IL    Posted 02-19-2003 at 08:45:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mike,

I've had one for about four years now, and I think it's well worth the price. We've unloaded everything from mulch to chunks of broken concrete from our back patio. Here's a hint--get the slick bed liner for $35 to use between the Loadhandler and the bed of your truck. The load'll move a lot easier. Don't try to overdo it, though. I'd not put more than about 1 ton at a time; otherwise, it puts a strain on both you and the equipment.

Good luck!

Ron


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