Potash tips?

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Long FLD, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    True but also hard to shove it up the tube into the tank.
     
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  2. wore out

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    Not really lol
     
  3. Zeviander

    Zeviander Road Train Member

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    That powdered #### is a horrible push. There's no way around it, low and slow.

    Granular is what you want, but watch the heat, it will melt in the summer.

    I picked up a B-train hopper bottom load of the white powdered stuff out of Esterhazy, SK one time that took over 8 hours to transfer to pneumatics. It's awful stuff.

    The pink granular potash (usually out of Rocanville, SK) is a dream for bottom dropping (add top air for even faster unload!). Smells unusually pleasant too.

    Granular pink potash:

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    Pretty much my favourite bulk haul. Pickup is self-load and unloads are usually always bottom drops. Really miss that work (just not working for the company).
     
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  4. Cattleman84

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    I used to work at a fertilizer company... We had 3 different types of potash... Each varying in density from 63 to 95 pounds per cubic foot. The really fine stuff will be much heavier than what we had... And if it gets wet can set up some, probably even worse for fines. Every time we had a pneumatic bring us a load we just had them bottom dump it necause it either took FOREVER to blow it off or it got plugged up. I dont have any personal experience running pneumatic... But my experience being around them with potash is that it is a very slow product to blow off.
     
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