Hopper, Dump O/O's & Drivers

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

  1. farmermatt

    farmermatt Light Load Member

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    Merry Christmas to all!!!

    I should be back on the road monday after an inframe OH over the past week. we put plenty of higher hp parts in it and re did the ECM so I really cant wait to get it out and run it ought to be a pretty hot C12
     
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  3. dairyman

    dairyman <b> Hopper Thread Greeter</b>

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    R.W.,ya'll get much snow?
     
  4. Jfaulk99

    Jfaulk99 Road Train Member

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    Ok, thanks. We ordered a new hopper for my uncle to pull. I wanted to add an electric tarp but he didn't want one. I kind of thought it was stupid to put air cylinders on the doors, video cameras to load from inside the truck but then get out of the truck to roll the tarp. He talked to a guy here with one but he had an off brand and said it's junk. But he's pulling it so if he wants to crank it more power to him I guess. :biggrin_25526::biggrin_2559:
     
  5. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    I got my electric tarp because I had hurt my shoulder and rolling the tarp wasn't helping it. I like it but not sure I put one on a new trailer or not. When they put them on they want to take catwalks off but I wouldn't let them do that. I was hauling out of fields then and catwalks were important. I've never heard of putting video camera in trailer for loading but not a bad idea especially when loading out of field.
     
  6. Jfaulk99

    Jfaulk99 Road Train Member

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    I did it about 6 yrs ago since I already had a radio/TV in the dash. I always loaded at an elevator by myself and HATED getting dirt/dust in the cab (new truck) So I mounted one on the front end cap looking backwards. Since then I've put 2 on the cornhusker my dad pulls. One on top to load and one looking down between the hoppers underneath. Since his doors are air and open via in cab switch he dumps without getting out and wanted to see the pit(s). Now he's getting very lazy.:biggrin_25523:
     
  7. go4aridesumtime

    go4aridesumtime Bobtail Member

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    i have a manual tarp and the wind got it almost ripped my arm off
     
  8. Big John

    Big John Road Train Member

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    My first hopper gig didn't even have a roll tarp what a pain in the butt in the Oklahoma wind. And now they have cameras on the trailers. :biggrin_2559:

    Jfaulk99 how do you have them wired up to the truck or they wireless and what brand? It is a good idea.
     
  9. Big John

    Big John Road Train Member

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    No ropes over it?
     
  10. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    This works better than ropes. tarpsavercords.com. Many grain haulers use them around here.
     
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  11. cowdoc

    cowdoc Light Load Member

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    I love roll tarps. I never forget the 70's. Floor trailers and old tarps we had to hang in the wind trying to get straight and tie off. Back then I said if I ever had roll tarps, power steering, AC and hoppers I'd be happy so I guess I'm happy.
     
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