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Gypsum in a hopper?

Apr 08, 2020 at 07:38 PM CST
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Any body haul gypsum in hopper bottom? We have done Ddg's, fish meal loads before and understand that it takes a little work and a good vibrator or two. Just looking to see if gypsum is about the same or if we need to use the belt trailers? Thanks!
Replied on Thu, Apr 09, 2020 at 07:51 AM CST

My one experiance with it was ok, but it required a lot of sweeping to get it all out. I wind rowed it out in a farm field.

Did the rest of the loads with a clamshell belly dump. That worked much better.

Replied on Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 07:08 AM CST
Thanks for the info!
Replied on Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 11:54 AM CST
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The gypsum I haul in end dumps would never come out of one of my hoppers

Replied on Sat, Apr 11, 2020 at 06:14 PM CST
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I hauled 4-5 loads last year. It wasn’t bad wind rowing just comes out slow. Need a good vibrator. My personal opinion a load here and there or a back haul every once in a while is doable. But I don’t think I’d want to haul it consistently in an aluminum hopper.
Replied on Tue, May 05, 2020 at 09:37 AM CST
Me and a buddy hauled it and we won’t haul it ever again. Took 10 hrs to unload 2 hoppers. Had a suction vibrator and were hitting the brakes . Nothing...... had to shovel it out.
Replied on Thu, May 07, 2020 at 07:42 AM CST
It depends on the gypsum. We put granular gypsum on our hoppers and it comes out no problem.

Replied on Mon, May 11, 2020 at 07:52 AM CST

Hauled it and a guy said to put a couple of 2 foot 4x4 on the doors tried that it worked good at least started it to flow

it is about like hauling pea flour both pack tight. If it wasn’t for the lumber in the bottom it would not have started flowing

ag hopper timpte worked but I would use a live bottom next time

Replied on Mon, May 11, 2020 at 03:52 PM CST
Gypsum comes right out no problem
Replied on Tue, May 12, 2020 at 09:12 AM CST
No way. Our gyp around here is like wet beach sand. Would be ugly in a hopper.
Replied on Wed, May 13, 2020 at 08:05 AM CST

Haul many loads of gypsum out of Fort Dodge IA. It flows out with no problem.