Hopper, Dump O/O's & Drivers

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by wheathauler, May 31, 2009.

  1. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    #*#* combine broke down. Every year breaks down at least once. Was waiting on parts should be going in hour or two. It's not like it's a piece of junk, rotary JD with 36 ft. flex head.

    Oh well chance to cool off... still around 100 with air you could cut with a knife.
     
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  3. PharmPhail

    PharmPhail Road Train Member

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    Well it was good money and no one at the farm seemed to think it was a big deal. Made me feel like I was making an issue over nothing. Plus it was like my 6th load in ever-increasing weights and they were all working out just fine. I figure a man has to know his limits, and I was going to find mine.

    BTW Series 100 is peanut hulls.
     
  4. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    Farmers are never going to think overloading you is a big thing. They will just keep increasing until you stop it...or until DOT gets you.

    Peanut Hulls strange. Were they light to load? Saw on load boards you may have to do something different on trailers.
     
  5. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    Talking about farmers loading heavy. Last night put 1200 bushels wheat on one of their own trailers. Had to be grossing close to 100,000 blew out tire on truck was so heavy.
     
  6. kwforage

    kwforage Road Train Member

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    A friend of mine had 94,000 on a quad axle straight truck!


    I bought a grain kit for my box two years ago as a way to keep my silage truck running alittle longer into the fall. First year I learned my lesson, didn't make much money. Last year I charged $5/loaded mile flat fee. If the farmer thinks that's too much, then too bad, I'll park my truck. No one has complained yet, trucks are at a premium around here during harvest. The co-op hauls way cheaper than I do, but good luck getting one of there trucks.
     
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  7. harvest hauler

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    We have a live bottom trailer is a pain to load u leave the back third of the trailer empty and dont pile up to he bows and u still weigh 87,000. first load i hauled to elevator last winter was 96,000 and still had plenty of space
     
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  8. M.Enterprises

    M.Enterprises Medium Load Member

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    Sooo... it comes down to whether that extra 3 tons is really worth it the ticket? Or does DOT pull you out of the truck and hang ya?
     
  9. wheathauler

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    Wouldn't hang you but would have sizeable overweight ticket. First time is 3 cents a lb. 2nd 6 cents. At least in Kansas.
     
  10. pullingtrucker

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    Whats the fun of hauling legal though???:biggrin_25525: I loved it when I was pulling a grain bucket, but the elevators didn't let us get to carried away. Theres a local guy I know that loads the wagon until he can just barely roll the tarp. Thank god he just goes to his own bins this way, cause if he went to the terminals in Toledo they would shot him.
     
  11. wheathauler

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    During harvest very few people haul legal IMO. I'm sure some do but usually they just want the grain out of the field. The hired guns certainly don't haul legal.
     
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