The Pneumatic Tanker Thread

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Air Cooled, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

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    Interestingly enough, nobody seems to care about the dust when the plants are near residential areas. One of the plants I go to is in between two cornfields, and that's the one that's picky about dust. I guess corn and dust don't mix or something
     
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  3. Air Cooled

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    Yea I used to deliver fuel to stations and ranches. Signs everywhere at the farms with a speed limit stating dust kills crops. I thought I was going to get into big trouble last week when a dirty baghouse put out a cloud that looked like a fire. I switched to other silo they had with the same product. I kept looking over my shoulder for the fire engine after that one.
     
  4. Air Cooled

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    Kept washing my truck and still ended up with this layer on my hood that just won't go away. When the truck is dry the hood looks like it's got a dust layer on it. Took a jug of vinegar and scrubbed it down. I think that took some of it off. I'll try again soon.
     
  5. NYSuperTrucker

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    Holy crap....4hrs, agreed...thats insane.
     
  6. Roberts450

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    While yes it is insane. How much weight are you guys blowing off?? How far to the silo from the connection point?? Are you also blowing it thru a scalper that only has 1/4" holes in it?? All this adds time to the unloading process.
     
  7. rbrtwbstr

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    Most of the places we go require a 15 ft unloading hose. From there it's generally 60-80 feet up, through a 90 degree elbow, and into the silo. Usually 26.5 tons takes between 40-60 minutes.

    I unloaded 48K of kitty litter once to a place that had no pipe to blow into. They pulled you inside a building and over a pit. It was a v shaped deal, but the hole at the bottom looked to be about 2 inches wide and 4 inches long. Then you opened the bottom drops over the pit and left it run, no blower or air pressure, just gravity.

    That whole deal was 3 hours of my life I'll never get back
     
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    Takes me about one hour total to unload type 2 cement. That's counting getting out, turning on the blower to the baghouse and hooking up. One hour into a silo through my 4" product line to a steel pipe. One place has the silo about 100' up but you can hookup to their product line which is 5". That only takes 40/45 minutes. The guppy/pig is the fastest at about 35 minutes. If it's empty, I can get each trailer off in 10 minutes.
     
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  9. Roberts450

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    Im unloading 32 tons of flour thru one of these screens and the shortest run we have is 80' of 5" piping up to the top of the silo. Most runs are over 100' and half of it is flat. One silo we fill holds 400,000 pounds and like 150' tall.
     

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  10. rbrtwbstr

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    Uughh.....so my truck broke down this morning at my last stop, oil cooler started leaking oil into the coolant. So tonight I find myself in a 2014 Freightshaker with a d#@% Detroit under the hood. It has half the miles my truck has and twice the rattles. This is like going from a 4 stroke dirt bike to a 2 stroke. Absolutely zero power or torque. Gonna take some getting used to, I guess....
     
  11. ShooterK2

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    I got loaded with the wrong type of sand a few months ago. Guy at the sand plant called me when I was about 20 miles down the road. I turned around and went back. They had me unload into a concrete opening that had the conveyor at the bottom. I don't have bottom drops anymore, so I put a 45-degree elbow at the end of the product line, aimed at the pit, and fired her up. 50,000 pounds off in about 20 minutes.
     
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