Hopper bottom loading

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by redcrab, Jul 24, 2021.

  1. redcrab

    redcrab Bobtail Member

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    I am new too driving and wound up getting into a hopper bottom for awhile. Have my own truck authority and all using the brokers trailer till I get into my own probably something different then hopper bottom but will see. Ran a few loads of corn on my first day went well no problems. Now have a load of natural chicken on and the loader asked me where I wanted it in the trailer. I understand the air gauges on the truck and trailer and need too start recording them as I go I believe. My question is should it be more front hopper loaded rear or even? He wound up loading me more rear hopper heavy then front which rides well but bumpy. Searched the forum and have tried too read up but can’t find any help for my question. The other question is where do you sweep out at on the grates after dumping or how do you clean out without a wash out too be good for the next load? Appreciate any insight or advice on both.
     
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  3. 88 Alpha

    88 Alpha Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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  4. redcrab

    redcrab Bobtail Member

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    Tried too send him a message and said I need six more posts too be able too do so. Appreciate the information.
     
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    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    We'll tag him again @HopperHauler When he comes online he'll see this thread.
     
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  6. redcrab

    redcrab Bobtail Member

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    Perfect thank you also.
     
  7. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Just a regular tandem trailer? With a tandem I would load 25k in the front hopper and 27k in the rear. When I pulled my triple axle I’d load 19k in the front and 40k in the rear.

    If you’re loading 25 ton or so then half and half is a good starting point and then go check it on a Cat scale.
     
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  8. 88 Alpha

    88 Alpha Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Since he is a moderator, you should be able to send him a message regardless of your post count.
     
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  9. redcrab

    redcrab Bobtail Member

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    Yeah just a tandem trailer. Gotcha makes sense and I believe that’s about where I have been but rather ask then be in the dark.
     
  10. redcrab

    redcrab Bobtail Member

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    When I hit the start conversation on his profile it gave me a count of posts and would not let me.
     
  11. 88 Alpha

    88 Alpha Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    That's odd.

    He will be on the forum sometime today, will see the tags, and will be glad to help you out.

    You've gotten some good advice so far. Best of luck.
     
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