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Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by ltlmore, Apr 22, 2022.

  1. ltlmore

    ltlmore Light Load Member

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    Has any of you hauled & unloaded loose cotton hulls? This is what they are wanting me to unload tomorrow & Iwant to know how bad it is going to be. This place is in Ohio & I have hauled peanut hulls to this place from the Carolina's before & it sucked!!! The PH pack in there like concrete. It has taken me over 4 hours before to unload. Poking it from the bottom, poking it from the top, closing the doors driving around the parking lot hitting bumps.
     
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  3. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I'm sorry but I've never hauled that..
    I think I'd find out what happened to the last trucking company that hauled that stuff. And the one before them too. Why aren't they hauling it this time?
    There might be a pattern there...like one and done.
     
  4. ltlmore

    ltlmore Light Load Member

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    This company that I part time for usually takes a load of dried distillers grain down south & then gets fish meal, chicken meal, & like I mentioned used to haul peanut hulls to get back north. All of the different meals stunk but at least it was not hard to unload. With that many of miles bouncing around most anything that is not grain will pack in there tight & not want to come out. Like I said this is just part time extra money for me so I may have to tell them no if it's bad.
     
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  5. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Okay, let us know how it turns out for you.
     
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  6. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    Russ might be able to help you.
    @wore out
     
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    I used to take them from Pune Bluff to Shreveport. If you have what I think you only have 12-15 ton. They sucked so bad they always made me unload last. That way I could take as long as needed. We had a long air wand, blowed from the bottom around the slopes. The little bit of cotton still hooked to the hull makes that suck. They also had to change the grates to bigger holes for me it didn’t want to fall
     
  8. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    I could get 25 ton on my triple if I walked it down a couple times. The places we went with it would have a long rod in a drill. They’d push it down from the top then bolt a lawn mower blade onto the rod and pull it back up to the top. Once they got a hole through it they’d sit up on the rail and poke it with rods to unload the trailer. I never hauled it anywhere that I had to unload it myself.
     
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  9. ltlmore

    ltlmore Light Load Member

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    It ended up not being too awful bad. Wasn't easy, but not nearly as bad as most of the peanut hulls that I have unloaded. Thank you all for your input.
     
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