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Jan 19, 2016 at 09:40 AM CST
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I've been pulling a floor for sevarl years, and I'm still amazed those have never seen one or know how they work. Many companys ask for belts, hoppers or dumps.given a few restictions, mostly height, I'm still unloading in line with the hoppers and belts.I've been ask if I have a chute for a floor but I've never heard of such a thing, anyone? Feeling leftout!,,,
Replied on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 12:42 PM CST
Tim, I might be wrong but isn't that the attachment that goes on the back that funnels the product down into the pit, to help from making a mess
Replied on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 08:29 PM CST
i've seen a couple..might have been wilkins , that had a hopper built into them right inside the back doors. as well as have seen several that had a hoper attatchment that pinned on the back of the trailer and was ket stored underneath wen not needed
Replied on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 09:17 PM CST
Tim, you bet they make them. You can talk to the guys up at Wilkens in Stockton, KS about them and I'm sure they make them up there. I've ran a couple walking floors and I've only seen the "tailgate hoppers" used on a trailer a hand full of times (by other trucks, not ours.) They're suppose to be light weight so it can easily be taken from the stow away position in front of the tandems to the rear of the trailer for use. The few times I've seen them used it almost looks as if it was more of a hassle to get set up, still clean up a little mess, and then get it stored back up under the trailer. They look to be about as much work to me, about the same as sweeping up a pile without the hopper. Again, I haven't run one so I probably shouldn't be offering any advice just sharing the experience I saw. If you're dumping into a narrow pit everyday, it'd probably be well worth the investment!
Replied on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 03:39 PM CST
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The walking floor that I used to pull had a couple doors in the tail of the trailer that you pulled up and clipped to the side of the trailer. That would expose the hopper. The hopper would be situated in between the spread axle on the trailer and unload thru that. when the doors were down you would unload through the back doors. When the doors were up, the hopper was exposed, you would load the wagon, pull the bottom slide on the hopper to unload. The bottom of the hopper was similar to an older 10 hole timpte grain trailer. Hook a small chain on the trap give it a jerk and away you went. Worked pretty slick. I had a bump stop put on the slide so it wouldnt come all the way out. Being a not so small person it was easier to shove the slide back rather than have to fit it back into the slots to shut the trap. That should be clear as mud!
Replied on Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 11:19 AM CST
Well , I sure appreciate all the feedback through you guys experience. The wood in northern ohio is a tough racket now due to a large plant closure, we are seeking other avenues to keep on truckin'! Seems like a big dump or a belt would be helpful cause there is 1 WF to 10 BELT/ED loads moving. But it is January , just trying to keep rollin !
Replied on Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 06:26 AM CST
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Replied on Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 10:13 AM CST
do you get your walking floors to southeast idaho wanting to come back east to the midwest

Replied on Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 10:58 PM CST
Rodney we can get there but avoid it as the rates haven't been good out and the people we have hauled for are impossible to collect from. Not naming anyone. We only run floors.

Art Pfluger
Replied on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 01:42 PM CST
I have a walking floor in Twin Falls area. I'm interested in loads going east. What do you have available? [email protected]