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Derived from the idiom "a heck of a lot of." It was contracted so that it has a smoother sound when used in a sentence.

It means the same as the idiom it was taken from, which is "a large amount of something."
*guy watching Epic Meal Time video*
Guy: Wow! That's a hecklot of bacon they're eating!
by falcoon- March 21, 2011