Hopper, Dump O/O's & Drivers

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  1. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    The lighter the better. Your heavy frames wouldn't work to well pulling hoppers. My truck and trailer weigh around 26,700 with half tank of fuel.
     
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  3. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    Hauling the heck out of milo today. A number of trucks joined in on the fun also... the elevator must have a lot of milo to haul.

    In another week the milo should be all cut. They were cutting a lot today. Harvest is beginning to wind down.
     
  4. RAG

    RAG R.I.P.

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    My truck and trailer is 46,865 with 1/2 fuel
    Guess I would not do well with a hopper:biggrin_25514::biggrin_2559:
     
  5. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    Uh....No. That's a heavy unit!
     
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    RAG R.I.P.

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    Double drop low boy with a stinger
    Don't worry I aint gonna be doing what you do
    And I sure don't do that backing thing:biggrin_25512:
     
  7. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    I thought you pulled OD or heavy loads. I don't blame you I wouldn't back that up either.
     
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  8. wheathauler

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    How's the corn harvest going RW?
     
  9. RW.

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    I like my set back front axle, makes it more manuverable and shorter wheelbase to fit on short old scales. Other than that, the more lightweight stuff, the better. They make super B hoppers, seems like they run them in North Dakota, or maybe farther west like Idaho. In their catalogs, Wilson, Timpte, Cornhusker make about every combination you can think of, pups, doubles, spread axle, tri axle, quad axle. I'm stuck in IL with a boring old tandem axle!

    Glad its you hauling the milo and not me, I don't miss that itchy dust! Things have almost slowed down around here. One elevator has had so much dry corn hauled out of it, they're about out, another uses their dry corn to fill a flat building first. Seems like not everyone's going full throttle in corn yet, I don't know, maybe they're filling their bins first. Cargill in Beardstown started filling their flat storage today. I got the dubious honor of being the first truck to dump there. Then the ticket printer at their outbound scale wouldn't work, had to write out the tickets by hand. They've had all this time to check things out, and their stuff still doesn't work! Wonderful Cargill.... Dad got all our crops out, and the elevator didn't even need him to haul today. I would bet there will still be 2 more busy weeks around here, then taper off.

    One thing I've noticed lately and haven't figured out, seems like the test weight on the corn isn't too great. Been having to put a lot of corn in the trailer just to get to 80,000. Haven't seen any samples with test weights higher than 56.8. This is dry corn out of the elevator, mind you. Usually 57 or 58 is common, 59 or 60 isn't unheard of either. Don't know why unless its something to do with the corn not drying down much in the field. Maybe I should have payed more attention in agronomy class.
     
  10. cowdoc

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    Dairyman the water is coming down slowly. We're hunting and picking places to cut. We made a major goof yesterday and loaded rice on top of a partial hopper of beans. In the morning I'm hauling it to the seed plant to get them separated. We'll see how that goes.
     
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  11. dairyman

    dairyman <b> Hopper Thread Greeter</b>

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    separating beans and rice... that will be a neat trick? i guess they can run it thru a screen. try not to get stuck. how far from harrison,ark. are you? i have some family there.
     
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