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Jun 22, 2019 at 05:29 PM CST
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I am looking at getting in the hopper bottom trucking business how useful would a 41' 96" wide 66" sides with no vibrators Tempte super hopper work with loads on this site.

Replied on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 08:28 AM CST
Not well, unprocessed grains and fertilizer would be about all. 43?x84?x102? is ideal. We have done small trailers but you have to be selective and know you can get the weight before you load.
Replied on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 08:28 AM CST
The low sidewalls will limit you to heavy or dense products. I had basically the same trailer 2years ago and all I could haul was grain and fertilizer. I didn't have enough space for feeds like ddg, soybean meal, or screenings. Also limits your ability to get the weight where you need it to be.
Replied on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 11:47 AM CST

Thanks that's what I was wondering.

Replied on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 12:37 PM CST
I've got a 75x102x46.5 spread husker I'll sell you really cheap.
Replied on Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 07:50 AM CST
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Do yourself a favor and pull for someone else who has a trailer for you and get to know the hopper part of this industry first. I'm assuming you have never pulled a hopper by your question and before you buy a trailer and find out you dont like the whole hopper thing save yourself a headache and use somebody's trailer first.
Replied on Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 07:51 AM CST

Dale can you email some info on it

[email protected]

Replied on Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 09:20 AM CST
I have a 2010 Merritt 43×76×96nice trailer 50 percent tires an brakes need to sell I have it priced cheap at 16k you can call or text me for more info I have it on bulk loads for sell 217-254-3023
Replied on Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 04:04 PM CST
Originally Posted by: DALE HERMANS
Quote: "I've got a 75x102x46.5 spread husker I'll sell you really cheap. "

How much and conditions

Replied on Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 05:11 PM CST
I have a 43 long by 76 hight by 96 wide 2012 cornhusker super singles 4 vibrators on it it is in very good shape I just put new slack adjusters on new brakes again and the tires are about 70% if you are interested give me a call 612-310-8859 I live in Oklahoma
Replied on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 07:27 AM CST
Originally Posted by: DANIEL CHRISTOPHER
Quote: "How much and conditions "

It's on bulk load for sale listings. Email me if you want more details. [email protected]
Replied on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 07:27 AM CST
I definitely agree with Dan's post. Not that I don't want to sell mine. But the hopper industry is tough. Low rates....read the past forum messages on bulk loads about rates. Very informative. I got into it because of losing money farming and hauled alot of cheap loads due to lack of education and then decided I didn't want to lose money

Replied on Mon, Jul 08, 2019 at 07:17 AM CST
The trailer is in very good condition well he maintained $ 19,500 for the trailer
Replied on Mon, Jul 08, 2019 at 12:59 PM CST

I would say the 43X84X96 would be a better choice. I still find myself on 96" max width roads regularly. Wide base singles roll good and save weight.

Timpte super hopper will probobaly have the most cubes. Weight diff between that and Cornhusker will not be much, and CH makes a 44'10" hopper with close to specs of the Timpte. Get big doors if your doing feed ingredients. You can live without vibrators if you have two rows of knock rails. But a good vibrator will help out nicely. You can always buy a suction cup vibratotor set up later on. I would not go over 84" sides, you will run into that 1940's feed mill thats to short, or the farmer that can't load a trailer that tall. I find myself dumping air bags alot to fit in. I've been sneaking aound with a 50'X84"X96" Timpte Super hopper. I like running midwest and north to south, then out west to Washington. I usually haul 33ton. helps with income.

Its nice since KS and OK opened up their 90000 rule. Permits required for OK, KS, CO, and over 80 for interstate is available for NE, SD. And registartion weight increases.

90000 OK, KS, WI

94000 NE (1000lb state tollerance)

98000 SD, MN, ND, MT, ID, WA

96000 IA , MI

7 axle set up.

(On a side note, the hopper size of a 43' vs a 50' Timpte is roughly the same size.)

Replied on Tue, Jul 09, 2019 at 10:00 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JEFF TOMLINSON
Quote: "I would say the 43X84X96 would be a better choice. I still find myself on 96" max width roads regularly. Wide base singles roll good and save weight. Timpte super hopper will probobaly have the most cubes. Weight diff between that and Cornhusker will not be much, and CH makes a 44'10" hopper with close to specs of the Timpte. Get big doors if your doing feed ingredients. You can live without vibrators if you have two rows of knock rails. But a good vibrator will help out nicely. You can always buy a suction cup vibratotor set up later on. I would not go over 84" sides, you will run into that 1940's feed mill thats to short, or the farmer that can't load a trailer that tall. I find myself dumping air bags alot to fit in. I've been sneaking aound with a 50'X84"X96" Timpte Super hopper. I like running midwest and north to south, then out west to Washington. I usually haul 33ton. helps with income. Its nice since KS and OK opened up their 90000 rule. Permits required for OK, KS, CO, and over 80 for interstate is available for NE, SD. And registartion weight increases. 90000 OK, KS, WI 94000 NE (1000lb state tollerance) 98000 SD, MN, ND, MT, ID, WA 96000 IA , MI 7 axle set up. (On a side note, the hopper size of a 43' vs a 50' Timpte is roughly the same size.) "

I am still runnning 5 axle set ups since alot of my loads are capped at 26 ton or Flat rate. If I do go up in weight I just need to call the oversize hotlines in the states I want and ask for annual permits? I might add a tag to a truck.