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Hauling mulch in a hopper

Apr 29, 2016 at 12:12 PM CST
The wife has me doing a big landscape project at the house and we're going to need a truckload of it I didn't know if anyone is ever hauled mulch in a hopper or not didn't know if it would pack down in there where I could not get it out or what figured I'd ask
Replied on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 12:16 PM CST
i'll be waiting to hear how it goes........
Replied on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 12:18 PM CST
Kevin if it goes well I'll be doing a bunch of it because all the companies around my house are begging to have people hold it till they can't get anybody to do short runs and it pays very well
Replied on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 12:22 PM CST
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just make sure you got murphys law factored in, and gig doors on your hopper..... depending on how wet it is.... it might work..... if not...you will never look at flower beds the same again.....
Replied on Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 08:21 AM CST
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Loaded at a place once ask to make sure I don't have hopper I said no why did somebody do that said yes had to fork it out sorry but can't believe anybody would think about it think ddg in summer is bad
Replied on Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 08:56 AM CST
I have hauled a lot of it in a end dump and cant imagine you could get it out of a hopper. Its kinda light and sticks together. I'd say dump, belt or walking floor be only way to go.

Replied on Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 12:55 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JASON WEAST
Quote: "Kevin if it goes well I'll be doing a bunch of it because all the companies around my house are begging to have people hold it till they can't get anybody to do short runs and it pays very well"

Kevin, I have a walking floor and live about 40 miles from you, in fact we going dancing the first thur. of the monjth at Macks Creek, anyway I can do short hauls if you need them, Dick Mueller,O&M Trucking
Replied on Sun, May 01, 2016 at 09:01 PM CST
Jason, I would not recommend it. However, if you do get ballsy and decide to give it a shot make sure to put a 4" or 6" vertical PVC tube going from your trap door to just below the tarp. This is the trick we used when pulling cottonseed in hoppers. Wasn't perfect but made things easier. Good luck and you're going to sweat on this one!!!
Replied on Mon, May 02, 2016 at 08:49 AM CST
Originally Posted by: KEVIN SINGLETARY
Quote: "i'll be waiting to hear how it goes........"

Jason, are you nuts? If you do it please video record it.
Replied on Mon, May 02, 2016 at 02:54 PM CST
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Originally Posted by: DEAN HUGHSON
Quote: "Jason, are you nuts? If you do it please video record it."

...... with good audio.... i wanna here all the cussin.....
Replied on Mon, May 02, 2016 at 11:15 PM CST
Jason, I'll send a floor your way to haul you a little mulch. What are friends for.

Art Pfluger
Replied on Tue, May 03, 2016 at 10:44 AM CST
Art, thank you for the thought, but I hauled one hopper load this past Saturday. I put a bunch of 5gal buckets as we loaded the front hopper. It was a 60 mile trip. Got home and the wife drove the truck, I operated the door. It was impossible to get it coming out, Macy just laughed and said get in and start shoveling over the side. I took a pitchfork and bent it on a 90, stuck it in there and helped it all come out as she drove out from 7nder it. I learned my lesson. I need about another 60 yards and my neighbor said he will bring it if I pay for fuel and give him a case of beer.
Replied on Tue, May 03, 2016 at 01:37 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JASON WEAST
Quote: "Art, thank you for the thought, but I hauled one hopper load this past Saturday. I put a bunch of 5gal buckets as we loaded the front hopper. It was a 60 mile trip. Got home and the wife drove the truck, I operated the door. It was impossible to get it coming out, Macy just laughed and said get in and start shoveling over the side. I took a pitchfork and bent it on a 90, stuck it in there and helped it all come out as she drove out from 7nder it. I learned my lesson. I need about another 60 yards and my neighbor said he will bring it if I pay for fuel and give him a case of beer."

Hey Jason, it's amazing what a case of beer will do! ha ha. When you're done with your landscaping please send me a picture!