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Forum: NEW HOPPER TRAILER
Posted Fri, Dec 28 2018 08:14 AM CST 2 Likes
JOE SCHMIDT
SCHMIDT GRAIN & AG HAULING
Solon, IA

Posts: 5
Looking for some advice on a new Hopper Trailer. I will be using it for feed products like Gluten Pellets, Soy Hauls, Corn Germ. What style of trailer is best 102? or 96?, type of tubes and side walls 66? or 72?. Like to have a 40? in length and want to haul 27 ton. Thank you. REPLY
Posted Fri, Dec 28 2018 11:31 AM CST
DAN EISCHENS
EISCHENS TRUCKING
Canby, MN

Posts: 61
unless you have a flat rate on the soy hulls you will want a 43x84x102. my trailer was that size when i hauled feed and i could load 26 ton and roll the cover without any problems. i pull cornhuskers. REPLY
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Posted Fri, Dec 28 2018 12:43 PM CST
JOE SCHMIDT
SCHMIDT GRAIN & AG HAULING
Solon, IA

Posts: 5
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Posted Fri, Dec 28 2018 02:57 PM CST
BRIAN JOHNSON
SLEEPING WOLF
ORDERVILLE, UT

Posts: 42
I have a 102x78x43 and have no problem getting 27.5 tons of whatever I want REPLY
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Posted Fri, Dec 28 2018 03:59 PM CST
DAN EISCHENS
EISCHENS TRUCKING
Canby, MN

Posts: 61
Originally Posted by: BRIAN JOHNSON
Quote: "I have a 102x78x43 and have no problem getting 27.5 tons of whatever I want"

Well i hauled wheat midds, sunflowers, sunflower meal, soy hulls, barley hulls. mostly light product. ive see guys with them 43x78x102 trailers that couldnt load what i did. so if you can get 27.5 ton of light product in a 43x78x102 you're better at loading then me. if you're going to haul feed do yourself a favor and buy a 43x84x102 with commodity doors.
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Posted Mon, Dec 31 2018 08:08 AM CST
BRUCE BILLMEIER
THREE LAKES TRANSPORTATION
Morgan, MN

Posts: 39
I have a 43x96x84and most always get 27 tons of midds on.where you load has a lot to do with the weight you get. REPLY
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Posted Mon, Dec 31 2018 08:08 AM CST
JOE SCHMIDT
SCHMIDT GRAIN & AG HAULING
Solon, IA

Posts: 5
Thank for your input. REPLY
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Posted Mon, Dec 31 2018 08:08 AM CST
DAN EISCHENS
EISCHENS TRUCKING
Canby, MN

Posts: 61
Originally Posted by: BRUCE BILLMEIER
Quote: "I have a 43x96x84and most always get 27 tons of midds on.where you load has a lot to do with the weight you get."

i loaded midds out of Minneapolis and Grand Forks Nd. i ran with guys who had 43x84x102 and 43x78x102 timptes. the smaller trailers hardly ever got more than 24.5 ton and they loaded them trailers a foot above the bows. the rest of us had to load by our air gauges so we wouldnt have to dump off.
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Posted Mon, Dec 31 2018 08:08 AM CST
DAN EISCHENS
EISCHENS TRUCKING
Canby, MN

Posts: 61
Originally Posted by: BRIAN JOHNSON
Quote: "deep bins make alot of difference"

trailers with commodity doors have deep tubs. im not a farmer who orders ag hoppers
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Posted Mon, Dec 31 2018 08:08 AM CST
BRIAN JOHNSON
SLEEPING WOLF
ORDERVILLE, UT

Posts: 42
Originally Posted by: DAN EISCHENS
Quote: "Well i hauled wheat midds, sunflowers, sunflower meal, soy hulls, barley hulls. mostly light product. ive see guys with them 43x78x102 trailers that couldnt load what i did. so if you can get 27.5 ton of light product in a 43x78x102 you're better at loading then me. if you're going to haul feed do yourself a favor and buy a 43x84x102 with commodity doors."

deep bins make alot of difference
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Posted Mon, Dec 31 2018 11:37 AM CST
ANDREW WENGER
AWTRANSPORTATIONLLC
Tampa, FL

Posts: 86
4310284 and also get a timpte super cube you get bigger bins and doors and steeper inside slopes to move products nicer big trap doors are a must for any ingredients REPLY
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Posted Tue, Jan 01 2019 01:10 PM CST
JOE SCHMIDT
SCHMIDT GRAIN & AG HAULING
Solon, IA

Posts: 5
It seems like 43? is most popular. I was told 40? Timpte has the same size Hopper as the 43??? Thank you REPLY
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Posted Tue, Jan 01 2019 01:10 PM CST
DAN EISCHENS
EISCHENS TRUCKING
Canby, MN

Posts: 61
Originally Posted by: JOE SCHMIDT
Quote: "It seems like 43? is most popular. I was told 40? Timpte has the same size Hopper as the 43??? Thank you"

if you buy the timpte super cube that'll have big doors. you can order a trailer with smaller doors but will have more trouble getting the feed to fall out of the trailer. the bigger the doors the better with feed
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Posted Wed, Jan 02 2019 09:04 AM CST
ANDREW WENGER
AWTRANSPORTATIONLLC
Tampa, FL

Posts: 86
Originally Posted by: JOE SCHMIDT
Quote: "It seems like 43? is most popular. I was told 40? Timpte has the same size Hopper as the 43??? Thank you"

43ft is standard for most hopper manufacturers and i pulled a 40 ft that didnt near have the cubic footage as my 43 ft the standard 43ft probaly wont cost much more
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Posted Wed, Jan 02 2019 03:20 PM CST
SHEDRICK FIELDS
BAYOU STATE TRANSPORT
Baton Rouge, LA

Posts: 93
I've been pulling a hopper for quite a while and I don't limit myself to where I go. I've had a 78 inch side trailer before and had issues with not getting enough product when it came to light products like mids. However, I now pull a 84 inch side trailer AND it hasn't been 1 time I haven't been able to get a full load of anything. I would definitely buy a 84 inch sided trailer unless you know you'll be loading the heavier products most of the time. I use to frown on 84 inch trailers but the 1st time I loaded some rice hulls and came out with only 20 tons proved the bigger trailer was the better choice. REPLY
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Posted Thu, Jan 03 2019 07:43 AM CST
KELLY WILSON
WILSON BULK TRANSPORT
Abilene, KS

Posts: 74
Everyone?s situation is unique. Pros and cons anyway you slice it, but find what works for you. I won?t buy an 84? sidewall trailer due to the resale value, not as much demand for that trailer as a 78? in my neck of the woods (my opinion.) We typically run 78-102-43. Better resale and we can get 25-26 ton of wheat midds on here in KS. However if all you?re doing is pulling wheat midds out of AL/GA or Rice hulls out of LA you?ll need the 84? to get 25 ton on. Best thing is to know your trailer and know what regions of the country you can run that trailer and be profitable. REPLY
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