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Forum: BUYING A HOPPER
Posted Sun, Nov 11 2018 07:46 PM CST
MARK DEWBERRY
BERRY TRANSPORTATION
Eufaula, AL

Posts: 6
I am buying a hopper trailer and I was wanting to see if someone could tell me what to look for in buying a used trailer. What wears out or generally goes bad on a hopper trailer. I have dumps but relatively new to the hopper market. What trailer would be best for over the road....How tall...ag hopper or grain hopper etc.. Will be hauling mostly feed but anything is subject to change at any time. Thanks,,,Mark REPLY
Posted Mon, Nov 12 2018 09:08 AM CST 1 Like 1 Dislike
RUSS WILLIAMS
INTEGRITY TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
BERTRAM, TX

Posts: 101
Depends on the area where you run. In Texas and surrounding states I've found 43' x 78" works best for us. I've run 96" and 102" and loke the 102's for the additional capacity . I've got a 2015 Wilson for sale if you are looking used 43 x 102 x78. REPLY
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Posted Mon, Nov 12 2018 09:13 AM CST
BRITT TAYLOR
TAYLOR FARMS
Alpha, KY

Posts: 1
If you would buy at least a 78 high by 102 wide with standard hoppers then you would have enough capacity to haul rice hulls and wheat midds. REPLY
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Posted Mon, Nov 12 2018 12:46 PM CST
DALE HERMANS
HERMANS FARM
Milbank, SD

Posts: 162
Pay close attention to the hopper doors on used trailers. Wherethe door slides, where the bearings sit under the door, gearbox and knuckles ect, if this is wore out when you buy it it's quite expensive to repair. Watch the seams on the inside of the hopper where the sheets meet or overlap. If the seams are rough or have spaces it's hard to get the trailer cleaned out decent between loads, and some products don't slide over those seams. I got myself into trouble with that issue REPLY
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Posted Tue, Nov 13 2018 08:38 AM CST
R.J KIRK
NOVA HOPPER DIVISION
,

Posts: 10
Russ, what are you asking for used trailer? REPLY
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Posted Tue, Nov 13 2018 08:38 AM CST
DONALD KEIFER
RUFFIAN ENTERPRISES
Des Moines, IA

Posts: 65
and depending on how old it is check king pin plate for damage as well and if they say it's as is where is run REPLY
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Posted Tue, Nov 13 2018 08:38 AM CST
PETE WENGER
PETE WENGER TRUCKING LLC
Manheim, PA

Posts: 30
For the price of used any more just go new and get what you want how you want. Before you know it the rivets are out of the overlap sheets as dale said. the rear suspension and frame is rusted out and cracked kingpin plate cracked and it needs new doors. I would say only buy used hopper if you know the seller on a personal level and know the general vicinity of where he might sleep. Especially if you don't know what you're looking at. I've had personal experience with timptie hoppers they have treated us good considering just like any other hopper they are built for lite weight. REPLY
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Posted Tue, Nov 13 2018 08:38 AM CST
HEATHER SCHRANDT
KERR TRANSPORT LLC
Allison, IA

Posts: 6
Mark feel free to message me and we can talk about it I'm actualy selling a few myself my email. Is [email protected] REPLY
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Posted Thu, Nov 15 2018 05:27 AM CST
MARK DEWBERRY
BERRY TRANSPORTATION
Eufaula, AL

Posts: 6
I thank everyone for the replies. With that I think I will buy something new. Used trailers that I have found don't seem to be taken care of like we take care of ours. All of our trucks are new and we do not have very many mechanical issues so why mess up a good thing. Thanks again for all of your help. REPLY
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Posted Thu, Nov 15 2018 08:57 AM CST
JASON BREWTON
WALKER'S TRAILER SALES, INC.
MONROE, LA

Posts: 9
Mark, call me I have a good used one available in Monroe, LA. 318-348-1309 REPLY
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Posted Tue, Nov 27 2018 10:30 AM CST
ROGER GOULD
R&L LINES INC
Nunica, MI

Posts: 4
I have a used 2013 Timpte for sale. Air ride. Hasn’t had a lot of use
$25,000
231-218-4158
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Posted Thu, Nov 29 2018 07:44 AM CST
JACQUELYNN KERN
R BAR J LIVESTOCK LLC
Urich, MO

Posts: 1
I have a 2010 Timpte for sale. Spread Hopper, 46.6 X 102 X 78 Sides, 9’ Spread It is in very good condition, the slopes in side are excellent. The only things this trailer has ever hauled has been grain and feed ingredients. This trailer is road ready the tarp is very good, NO RIPS, NO TEARS anywhere and it DOES NOT leak. Steel Upper coupler, Steel Sub-Frame, White Nose, Sides, Rear, 2 Rows of 5 Marker Lights-LED, Ladders and Platform Front and Rear, Flip Ladder, 8-24.5 Aluminum Wheels, 285/75R24.5 Tires 90% Brakes 85%, Black Roll Tarp, Vibrator Brackets on Roadside Knock Rails, Airlines with Quick Connect on Roadside Between Tubs. I will take $21,500 for it. If you are interested you can reach me at 816-535-6848.
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Posted Fri, Nov 30 2018 08:54 AM CST
RICKEY LANE
K&R TRANSPORT
Childress, TX

Posts: 1
Hello I have a 2017?Tempte super hopper for sale like new it’s 43, 78 high 102 very nice trailer nothing needed to go to work!! 28,500.00 firm call me 940-585-8059 thanks REPLY
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Posted Fri, Nov 30 2018 12:53 PM CST
KEVIN SINGLETARY
SINGLETARY TRUCKING
Livingston, TX

Posts: 415
in all honesty....go direct to timpte and buy a brand new one , that way you know whats been in it , fertilizer , salt , calcium and other stuff is all very corrosive to these aliuminum trailers , rather than buy someone elses problems you are better off to just go new, you can buy what you want from timpte direct and save your self some money and headaches. from mid 30's to 40 depending on what you want , a good friend just picked up a super cube 90 inch trailer with lights , lift axle and a couple other options for 41k. REPLY
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Posted Tue, Dec 04 2018 07:30 AM CST
BRIAN JOHNSON
SLEEPING WOLF
ORDERVILLE, UT

Posts: 42
Yep that's what I did just last week 2019 78x42x102 disc brakes..All aluminum construction and air ride...2 speed traps and large gates... $42 K...including FET...2500 deposit and 710 a month 4.2 percent fixed rate for 6 years REPLY
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Posted Tue, Dec 04 2018 07:30 AM CST
ETHAN SCOTT
FASTGROW
Pune, MH

Posts: 9
Originally Posted by: BRITT TAYLOR
Quote: "If you would buy at least a 78 high by 102 wide with standard hoppers then you would have enough capacity to haul rice hulls and wheat midds. "

Oh, nice! That was very helpful, mate. Thanks. I guess I should consider another one as well now
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Posted Fri, Dec 21 2018 09:26 AM CST
TED SAULS
TCB TRUCKING
BRUCETON, TN

Posts: 23
Originally Posted by: BRIAN JOHNSON
Quote: "Yep that's what I did just last week 2019 78x42x102 disc brakes..All aluminum construction and air ride...2 speed traps and large gates... $42 K...including FET...2500 deposit and 710 a month 4.2 percent fixed rate for 6 years"

Ohhh me
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