Dump trailers

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by dirttrackking55, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Must of been Seneca or Ontario county lol, just always make sure it's out of the nose before you move the trailer and hope for the best
     
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  3. Blackshack46

    Blackshack46 Road Train Member

    It does happen but not often, you would think they would figure a way to get the nose loose. All the heavy equipment on this planet and they can't drag a bucket over the nose to break it up.

    Or why can't they lay down a foot of large gravel or paving gravel to make a permanent level surface. Obviously the platform would be raised and a drop off behind the trailer that the product falls down on. Then the dozer can push it away. Just like a tipper.

    I know that won't work for every job, but a landfill would be a good place for it.


    Are the insides of frameless dumps coated with like Teflon or something slick?
    Our frameless move ash all day everyday and that ash eats the trailers up fast so the coating if there is any would be gone quick.

    Again, it's 2016 also 2017. We still dump frameless like the first day they made.
     
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  4. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Some have a poly liner like the regular buckets, mine doesn't because I haul metal once in a while, if I am going into a landfill I spray and plastic the trailer, very few landfills do a good job keeping solid ground to dump on
     
  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Windy days, and LANDFILLS, make for misery when pulling dumps. In a landfill you can't see where the holes are.
     
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  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Our job is to move product, while THEIR job is to come up with new ways to separate us from our money. :rolleyes:

    As for the Bridge Formula, to get 80k on 5 axles you need 51' from your steer to your rear trailer axle. To get 68k on both tandems you need 36' from your front drive to your rear trailer axle.

    Funny how this is ostensibly to prevent overloading of pavement and bridge spans, but here in MD tri-axle dump trucks can run 70k on much tighter axle spacings IF they pay the extra money for a dump registration.
     
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  7. tbdieseltrucking

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    Thinking about weights and volume, and how much we can run, I think back to what my grandfather asked me thirty some years ago....."What weighs more, a ton of feathers or a ton of bricks?"
     
  8. Preacher Man

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    I drive end dump here in the Midwest and it can get interesting. We have liners in all trailers and what we do to keep loads from sticking depends on the load. The most important thing is to make sure the trailer is clean, especially the nose. Coal freezes below 28 degrees and so we spray a mixture of antifreeze and calcium chloride, we can't use plastic since it would clog the power plant systems. Usually I return with fly ash and while it doesn't freeze, moisture is the enemy. I have had to dig as much a ton because of wet ash sticking. On the plus side we take it to the mine and all we have to do is dump it in a pit. Corn and soybeans don't freeze, but the trailer has to be clean. We do have a couple of loads that we can use plastic, one is ground ash that goes to the dump and the other is slag that goes to an old strip mine.

    As far as how much goes into the trailer, it depends on the product. Lime and c16 chips barely fill half the trailer and I'm at gross. Fly ash gets filled within a couple of inches of the top and I still could handle another ton. One of the keys that I've found to safely dumping is to raise the bed enough to get the load flowing out, let it get out of the nose and then push it hard to the top.
     
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  9. wheeler113

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    nice looking truck. i'm thinking of getting me a end dump to do food grade loads. i live in north east PA. love to get a hopper bottom. know loads come in to my area Quaker oats. what can you advise me. As per hoppers in my area. thank you in advance.
     
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  10. wore out

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    PA is outta my home range lol. I try to stay regional to the Arkansas area. Sorry I can't help
     
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  11. wheeler113

    wheeler113 Bobtail Member

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    Oh ok thank you just the same. I'll just keep plugging along. I'm sure someone come on soon give me heads up. Be safe out there.
     
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