Hopper, Dump O/O's & Drivers

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

  1. bullhaulerswife

    bullhaulerswife Forum Leader/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Can't blame them. No body wants a repeat of corn harvest.

    Hubby's hauling something new today. Colostrum. Wonder how thats going to come out of the hopper. :biggrin_25524:
     
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  3. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    Come out of hopper, I wonder what they are putting in the hopper! That just sounds bad.
     
  4. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    Spotted some farmer semi's coming in today. Saw a couple of commercial trucks at motel...were from Iowa. Temp in 90's today with 30 mph south wind...this will start to dry things out.

    I'm guessing if it doesn't rain anymore, in 3 or 4 days, this town will be awash in hopper bottoms.
     
  5. Big John

    Big John Road Train Member

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    Lot's of truck traffic today into the ADM elevators. Most of them were farm trucks and custom cutters so they are cutting somewhere. Some of the harvesters have moved north but their are still some here.

    I remember a day when harvest was a hugh thing to do here in Enid. A guy could run harvest and make a grand a day and trucks would come from all over. Farmers and harvesters just had tandem trucks and the lines would be two deep and backed up for a long, long way. Not that many trucks as their use to be, farmers running their own big trucks and instead of hauling to their local elevator they bring it all the way to Enid. You can still do a grand a day from what I am told but your fuel and expenses are a lot higher then back in the 70's and 80's. I think I was born to late and missed all the good times.
     
  6. Big John

    Big John Road Train Member

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    I seen a group of grain trucks from Iowa parked at our local motel last week all Pete's I think, might be the same group.
     
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  7. Puregrain

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    Yes, I'm here also! Hows the world treating everyone?
     
  8. coadman

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    Surprisingly, we cut some wheat yesterday! After 5" of rain on Sunday, and another 1" on Wed, I didnt think we would even "try", until Saturday. Got antsy, yesterday, went walking in a field we have on a hilltop, didnt feel too bad. Went and got combine, started cutting on terrace tops, no problem, so then tried to open the field up and went around the field(40A), still no problem. Cut until about 6:30, then had a minor breakdown that stopped us for the evening. Amazing how fast the ground dried yesterday, when the wind.

    My son has 4 loads of higher moisture wheat to haul to DeBruce today, as local elevator manager wanted to get it out. Comark didnt want to ship any out yet, but local manager got his way. So, son gets one day of work on the road. Cutting should really pick up this weekend, then next week, should be plenty of commercial hauling to do.
     
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  9. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    Glad to see you're here puregrain...come back to the thread again sometime. My worlds fine.
     
  10. Big John

    Big John Road Train Member

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  11. Cluck Cluck

    Cluck Cluck LTL Wizard

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    Hell they were bringing corn into adm during wheat harvest how silly, big john wheat do you drive cuz I go into enid adm all day long
     
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