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Sep 02, 2016 at 01:51 PM CST
Ran into one i have never hauled before. anyone know how many ton of cotton seed meal you can fit in a 72" by 96' by 43 hopper
Replied on Fri, Sep 02, 2016 at 02:00 PM CST
I have hauled many, flat rate only, no exceptions
Replied on Fri, Sep 02, 2016 at 02:35 PM CST
As long as you are hauling cotton seed meal, you should have no problem getting weight. It weighs fairly heavy per cubic foot. On a 72 inch side, my guys will get anywhere from 48-50000# again depending on how good the meal is. If you are hauling whole cotton seed, you can expect to maybe get 15 ton on and it might fight you a bunch coming out. The cotton fuzz on whole seed locks together and you will get very familiar with it poking it out the bottom. Cotton seed meal flows fairly well, but depending on the oil content left in the seed it can hang up on a hot day. I would guess your trailer would be fairly full volume wise, but you should get good weight on. I used to haul cotton seed meal out of Lubbock Tx on a 66' x 43 x 96 and do ok with it. We run almost exclusively 78" inch side trailers and it is no problem on those.
Replied on Fri, Sep 02, 2016 at 02:57 PM CST
I've hauled alot of it in a 84×102×42 trailer and have lots of room. You should get 51,000 lbs easy. Usually comes out fairly well.
Replied on Fri, Sep 02, 2016 at 03:56 PM CST
+ 1
Weight is about the same as soybean meal Eclipse has a weight scale on their site
Replied on Fri, Sep 02, 2016 at 04:02 PM CST
The reason why I say flat rate is because the couple places that I called out of one trip you could haul 22 ton the next trip 25 ton there was a big variance. Sometimes it would be dry sometimes it would be with. I guess things have changed a lot since I had it last.
Replied on Fri, Sep 02, 2016 at 04:29 PM CST
Thanks, sure did not realize that much change
Replied on Tue, Sep 06, 2016 at 07:28 AM CST
Originally Posted by: JASON WEAST
Quote: "I have hauled many, flat rate only, no exceptions "

Thanks for the info. Good to know.