End dump in the winter couple questions

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Zacgehret, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Zacgehret

    Zacgehret Light Load Member

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    This is my first winter with a company we used them on the farm in the winter but we just waited for good days to haul can't do that here so what do u guys do about snow in ur trailer in the morning and how often do u all spray ur bed once a day every so many loads any advice would be helpful
     
  2. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

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    What are you hauling with the end dump and do you not have a roll-cover?
     
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  3. TIMPTE 527

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  4. Zacgehret

    Zacgehret Light Load Member

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    Dirt and won't the weight of the snow rip my tarp I can't put any tarp bows in cuz the big clumps kept tearing them up
     
  5. TIMPTE 527

    TIMPTE 527 Light Load Member

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    If you don't have tarp bows I don't know what to tell you because even with rain you would be screwed.
     
  6. MartinFromBC

    MartinFromBC Light Load Member

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    Park with the box always up is a good start. Are you just using diesel to spray the box?
     
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  7. Zacgehret

    Zacgehret Light Load Member

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    Right today I just swept it out hosed it down with calcium before I left that took care of the snow but about how often should I spray it to keep it from freezing keep in mind they call it a dirt job but it is really clay mud
     
  8. Zacgehret

    Zacgehret Light Load Member

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    Liquid calcium that is what boss said to use is diesel better
     
  9. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Heavy Load Member

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    Are you really fat, really lazy, or just plain afraid of heights???

    Metal tarp bows, climb in before loading and remove them to load wagon, Fiberglass can be loaded over top of, but you may have to climb up & knock the material off before tarping.

    I’ve watched guys 5’9” 350+lbs climb in & out of dump wagons. If them teletubby’s can do it surely you can manage.
     
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  10. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

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    The problem with no cover (or wet aggregates) in hard freezing conditions is that the product can tend to freeze solid to the dump bed and this can pose numerous problems, chief of which being a tip-over during high raise lift because the heavy product is frozen and stuck in the nose, now 20 foot in the air. Any un-level dumps can then more easily lead to a tip over due to the weight up high because it can’t fall out.

    It all depends on how much water we’re talking about. And how cold and for how long it remains in the dump bed.
     
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