Largest Rock to haul in Belly Dump

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  1. OldRed98

    OldRed98 Light Load Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have a customer that wants some 2-4 inch rock. It’s a longer distance which would be nice to use my belly dump but I think I might be better off running a tandem for larger rock. Not sure it will come out of the bottom well

    I put some 1 inch rock in my belly and remember having to chain the gates tight to avoid getting stuck.

    what’s the largest rock you would put in a belly dump? Thank you
     
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  3. Slowpoke KW

    Slowpoke KW Road Train Member

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    I’ve never pulled a belly dump but I’ve seen a bunch loading 2.5” crusher and 3”
     
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  4. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    I've hauled 6 inch pit-run in a belly dump pup... But it was only going a few miles from the gravel pit. It did have a slight tendency to not want to start coming out very good, sometimes I had to giggle the trailer to get it flowing.
     
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  5. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Guess sometimes everything needs a good giggle.
     
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  6. Super_Trucker

    Super_Trucker Bobtail Member

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    Just adjust the hatch on the bottom to open a little further if you're too worried about it
     
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  7. OldRed98

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    It’s going to be 2-4 inch tracking pad. Worried those flat cut stones will come out in a chunk and bind under the trailer. I think the delivery site will only have a bobcat to push if I need it.
     
  8. QualityMike

    QualityMike Light Load Member

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    If you can not have someone walk along and dump you a little at a time, lock all your axles and pop your gates a little at time. Reposition and start unloading again to avoid a buildup around your axles. Only pop your gates all the way open towards the end.
     
  9. Caterpillar Cowboy

    Caterpillar Cowboy Heavy Load Member

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    Pit run gets hauled in bellies all the time. Dumping it wide open just lock em in and don't let off hell you oughta be fine with 2-4".
     
  10. Magoo1968

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    Watch for rocks wedged between tires after dumping. Not sure if stone is like limestone which often wedged between tires I found.
     
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