Dump Guys, What to put down in winter to keep loads from sticking

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  1. WHY NOT

    WHY NOT Light Load Member

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    I haul quite a bit of lime. It needs to go in the cold or warm. I have tried using used antifreeze - doesn't seem to work so well. I am just staring to try liquid calcium chloride (dry that I mix into water) out of a 1 gal pump sprayer. Still had a little bit stick yesterday when it was about 10* out.

    What are some good tricks? 1/2 round with full liner.
     
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  3. Agtrucker

    Agtrucker Light Load Member

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    What are you doing with the line? Like how much “contamination” can you work with?
    I haul it but only in warmer weather.
    Probably not cost effective but kitty litter/speedy dry or chip stone(1a,) ?
     
  4. WHY NOT

    WHY NOT Light Load Member

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    I think that would just all wind up at the bottom of my 1/2 round. It doesn't have to be perfectly clean. Its for emissions which is why its gotta get hauled all year long
     
  5. Don379

    Don379 Heavy Load Member

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    i dont haul lime but i usually just shoot the bed with diesel. works for a couple loads
     
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  6. Trashtrucker1707

    Trashtrucker1707 Medium Load Member

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    Not going to be the answer you're looking for, sorry for that, but god bless you for hauling lime in those temps. I cringe every time I haul it in Florida in normal summer time temps, one of my least favorite loads. I've always used antifreeze down in the south for the rare times the temps get cold, I've also used bleach to unfreeze some zurich that had froze up on me in Anniston, AL, again not near the temps you're dealing with though. Best of luck to you.
     
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  7. motocross25

    motocross25 Road Train Member

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    There’s a number of things you can do with varying degrees of efficiency, and a lot of them take a little fine tuning to get the mix ratios right and to collaborate with the product being hauled. Without knowing how much contamination you’re worried about I’ll list a few of my faves and you can maybe pick what suits the load best, or if none of em work at least we tried. For diesel, I have a weed sprayer I fill up and coat the walls and the bed. I’ve also threw the nozzle up thru the front door (if your trailer is so equipped) at the truck stop and pumped in about 3-5 gallons. RV antifreeze works great and the magic to that is it’s actually “consumable”. I’ve used straight RV antifreeze and I’ve filled my sprayer up about 3/4 with it, a little bit of water and Dawn dish soap. The water helps the soap cling to the walls. I’ve also used corn oil for feed that I was afraid might stick. For your aggregates like clay, red shale, mill scale and things like that if you get 2 bundles of straw, bust em open and spread them on the floor of your trailer, load your product on top of it, it’ll come out like poop thru a goose. Used motor oil works well and as mentioned, diesel is king but that’s with hardy loads that don’t matter if they get gunky. I’ve also used big sheets of plastic. Spread it out on the floor, bring the sides up along the walls and push your bows thru the plastic into the bow pocket to hold it. The weight of the product moving will slide it all out plastic and all. These few tricks have worked for me in the past, lime can be a terd even when it’s not this cold out. Hope these suggestions help. Best of luck.
     
  8. motocross25

    motocross25 Road Train Member

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    I didn’t explain the plastic sheeting very well. Here’s a picture of what the end game should look like
     
  9. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Water activates lime, so I would recommend not using anything that contains water.
     
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  10. Don379

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    As for winter time doesnt water freeze too?
     
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