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Convertible hopper/flat

Dec 21, 2018 at 11:35 AM CST
I'm a local ag hauler. just bought a convirtible hopper flat bed trailer. I bought it cause the price was right and I need the flatbed. the hopper business intriges me however. The hopper portion is only maybe 35' of the available deck the other has the sliding doors on the bottom so you can shovel and sweep the commodity into the holes. My question is what commodities are dense enough that I could get fully loaded with the available hopper portion without using the "more work" portions of the trailer. The trailer is a 3 axle and has 4' sides.
Replied on Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 07:22 AM CST
I'm not sure u could get enough on to make it worth the while unless ur hauling potatoes or apples produce of some sort and even then would be a toss up grain probably would work but may end up with a lot more work then it's worth
Replied on Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 08:00 AM CST
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oh my shovel and sweeping gives me a headache. the rates for grain and such is not worth your time to handle the load yet unless your hauling gold nuggets and you can sneak a few into your own pocket. they make hoppers and flats but when you combine the 2 you end up putting up with a lot of undesirable conditions. I have no experience with those trailers but i wait so long at these mills to unload that i cant flee the place fast enough when i get empty.