Sand box vs Pneumatic trailer

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  1. Tonka11-99

    Tonka11-99 Bobtail Member

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    Could someone give the pros and cons of driving a sand box or a pneumatic trailer?
    Thank you.
     
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  3. Dadetrucking305

    Dadetrucking305 Medium Load Member

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    Pneumatic usually pays substantially more than sand box.Sand box is the lowest paid out of pneumatic,hopper bottom,and sand box.You will hustle more with pneumatic though like hooking up hoses and unhooking them and will need to spend about 10k on PTO and blower.
     
  4. Tonka11-99

    Tonka11-99 Bobtail Member

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    Doesn't it take a lot more time with a pneumatic? Is the extra pay enough to compensate for the added time and expense? I assume it is.
     
  5. MacLean

    MacLean Light Load Member

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    Sand sucks period. Might get a bit more to run pneumatic but it’s a pita. At least with sand cans or hopper bottom you can do more faster. If you’re paid by the hour then it’s barely a difference. Either way you’ll always have sand everywhere in the truck. Never ending sand.
     
  6. Dadetrucking305

    Dadetrucking305 Medium Load Member

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    I’ll give you an example.Was talking to a guy at the sand plant that’s an owner operator and he was doing 55 mile runs with a box for $300.A Pneumatic guy at the same plant was doing 7 mile runs for $350.
     
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