What's asphalt hauling like?

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  1. speedyk

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    What does the loading and unloading process involve? I'm guessing it's daylight if local?
     
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    I've only ever done it in the Northeast so keep that in mind. The silos they mid into will typically have an air operated spout and usually, but not always, you'll be on a scale to get an accurate read. They'll want it tarped, and if it's raining you'll likely have to have extra flaps on a dump truck to secure. For us it's all end dump into a paver or an MTV that stores up to 50 tons and feeds the paver. While dumping here you'll ride on rollers in the paver until you're done, then move to a clean out before it cools and freezes on the truck. It's hot, but not terrible with boots and regular gloves with the batting on the palms. In other areas I know they operate belly dumps that lay the mix out in a path before the paver. That's probably a bit easier, but you have to move while dumping to spread properly.
     
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    Lots of night paving around the larger cities.......

    Mostly by the hour, no off roading to beat up the truck.

    I like it ..... but that’s me...:-/
     
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    How does asphalt get transported in a tanker? Is it fluid?
     
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    310F liquid..... it’s like the viscosity of cold 90 weight gear oil.


    You don’t want to get it on you.... it’s what I do......
     
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    Cat sdp . .

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    This is how we do it around here.
     
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    Why do all the triaxle guys get a hard-on over R-model Mack's?
     
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    It’s like your first car...... all of us old construction drivers had Mack’s ......


    Trying to relive the glory days......
     
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    Is the dump truck in neutral being pushed by the paving machine or hes in gear creeping along?
     
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