Need info on bull hauling*******

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  1. Trashtrucker1265

    Trashtrucker1265 Road Train Member

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    Marianna? Wow, I'm not the only one who knows where that is, I run through there everyday hauling trash out of Tallahassee, BTW the Golden Lariat up at the 152 has the best #### catfish along 10. There is a company out of Lakeland, don't know the name but i'm sure you've seen them. They have white Freightliners, a new cascadia and some older coronados, want to say leased from Ryder. I believe those drivers are company drivers, they are located down off of HWY98 just south of Lakeland. Have you ever thought to go up to Southern Cattle on 231 and talk with some of those guys? Just an idea....
     
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  3. bullhaulerswife

    bullhaulerswife Forum Leader/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, sure you would. What they are trying to say, is that you just don't haul on the hoof, without some experience or someone to show you how it works. When the "load" shifts, you gotta know how to keep that pot upright. The statement is blanket, but true. This is a load of live animals that will sway to one side then the other, and if you don't know what you are doing, you WILL tip the load over.

    Bull Hauling is a very dangerous and skilled job. You need someone to show you the ropes, teach you how to not get killed, and how not to kill a load. :biggrin_255:
     
  4. Rockytop14705

    Rockytop14705 Bobtail Member

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    I would like to be out three to four weeks at a time.
     
  5. bullhaulerswife

    bullhaulerswife Forum Leader/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Then, you should do Ok as a bull hauler. They run long and hard. Any luck finding a company to take you on?
     
  6. Northernblue

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    My two cents.....If you can drive , and I hope you can as I see you have a couple of years, then get on with someone, hook up with one of their old hands and tag along for awhile if that possible. Follow him/her, pick up on their driving habits...smooth starts and stops. Learn how to get in with the cattle and panal them properly. Learn how to back up to the chute straight the first time. Learn how to pull calves if you have to. Learn how to use the Hotshot and when NOT to. Learn that before turning into a ranch in the middle of the boondocks, in the middle of the night, that you turn on your fourways, set your brakes, and take a walk. Dont ever turn off the road unless you know where that road goes. Bullwagons dont just stay on the freeway. And more then anything, learn cattle...Learn the difference between a steer, and a heifer, a wet cow and a dry cow, a calf and a yearling. and how many of each will fit in a certain compartment on the trailer.And dont ever let a cowboy on a horse tell you how to load your truck.. I grew up on a cattle ranch, on a horse, and thirty years ago I decided to drive truck and haul livestock. I miss that horse..... Good luck to ya. Dan
     
  7. Hubcap

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    If you want to get started in the Bovine Relocation Industry, look up Fort Worth Cattle Express (formerly Van Roach) they hire company drivers. Do you have any former experience with cattle at all?
     
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    Hubcap Medium Load Member

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    Like when it gets cold and they all decide to bundle up together? On the top rack? In Hardesty Oklahoma and your hot shot has a dead battery?

    Bull Haulin' is becoming a lost art in so many ways, a little like hauling swinging beef.
     
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  9. Rug_Trucker

    Rug_Trucker Road Train Member

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    IIRC Florida is in the top 5 of cattle production.

    In Tennessee there is a new state law for the troopers.

    1. They can drive 60-70 mph on the interstate only if they have their blue lights flashing.

    2. 70-80mph they have to run their siren with their lights going.

    3. 80+mph they have to be escorted............










































































































































































































































































































    BY A BULL HAULER!!!!!!! :biggrin_2559:
     
  10. Northernblue

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    My god, last night I loaded some cattle out of a sale barn, and I was so overweight that I embarrased myself. I had 75psi on my suspension gage. It was only a 200 mile trip and there werent any coops so I went with it. But it pulled like I had the USS Enterprise on the back. I just read the weights on the cattle wrong. Dumb ###!!!!:biggrin_25511:
     
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