You’re a titan of a man, and you drive a colossal truck — the kind of truck that can haul a ton or more in the back without breaking a sweat. The fun comes when you arrive at your destination with a metric crapload of rock in the bed and realize you have to unload it somehow.
Yeah, you could try driving really, really fast in reverse and slamming on the breaks. Or you could just “He-Man” it by grabbing a shovel going at it. Smart money, however, is perhaps best laid on a Loadhandler Cargo Unloader.
The Loadhandler is a manual conveyer belt that fits in your pickup bed. In engineering terms, it applies a combination of high mechanical advantage and low friction to get the job done. Its operation is pretty simple: Lay the drag sheet down in the bed put a crapton of gravel or whatever on top of it. Once in the delivery zone, lower the gate, fit the crank into a slot, and wind the handle to pull the dragsheet (and the load) off onto the ground behind the truck.
You can use it to unload firewood, black dirt, gravel, patio rock, lumber, building materials and just about whatever else you feel comfortable dropping out the back of your truck.
Hey, it’s not as good as a dump truck and a front end loader — and honestly, what is? — but a Loadhandler might get you through a big 2000 – 3000 lb. dirt hauling project without tearing up your back. Of course, there is the question of how to load the truck up with that big a load in the first place.