PTO/Blower for pneumatic trailer/sand hauling

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  1. stinerspecialtransport

    stinerspecialtransport Bobtail Member

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    I have recently lease our 98 pete 379 to a company hauling frac sand. They require a PTO and blower to load and unload the sand on well site location. They are going to charge us $9000 for the parts and installation. Just wondering if there is a less expensive way to do this this and what type PTO and Blower would be required. Any direction you guys can give will be greatly appreciated.

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    the less expencive way is to purchase pump, fluid tank and other stuff used ore on wreked yard and do all installationg yourself.
     
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    can you please explain what kind of trailer you will use

    if i understand you good you need air compressor for unloading? like for transport of cement or anything similar?

    why?

    i have never heard for that
     
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    We will be pulling pneumatic trailers which require air pressure to push the sand out of the trailer in order to unload.
     
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    I run a fleet of 35 trucks with positive displacement blowers to run pneumatic tanks, I run either a drum d807 or a tuthill t850 powered by a Chelsea PTO. You will want to get as close to a 200% ratio as u can to keep to engine Rpms close to 1000 while unloading. For a new install with a steel muffler and air cleaner you will have between 6 to 7 grand in parts. I have quite a few trucks hauling sand and it takes more air to unload than cement so don't try and cheap out and go with a smaller blower than what I stated or unload times will increase.
     
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    We were told it would cost 7000 bucks to move our PTO and blower etc from one truck to another. Personally, I found that to be outrageous but maybe there's alot more to it than I realize?
     
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    7000 that is outrageous we install a complete system in our shop in about 16 to 20 hr's depending on the chassis. So even at 100 dollars a hour and 5 hr's to remove the old system labor should not be over 2500 dollars. Even if they rebuilt the blower and the pto 7000 still seems steep
     
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    I don't currently have a PTO or blower on my tractor. So, it's $9000 for the equipment and the installation. That sound fair to you guys?

    Thanks for all your help guys.

    Toby
     
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    can you please post picture of that trailer you will pull or picture how it is unloaded or maybe describe why you have to use compresor at all

    i have never heard that somebody use anything except tipper trailer for pulling sand
     
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    This is sand for oilfield use and it doesn't get dumped, it gets blown off like flour. Maybe someone who actually has done this will give better details.