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Hopper Tarp Question

Jan 31, 2023 at 01:36 PM CST
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Ok so I am old fool I guess.. I left my tarp closed on my hopper and it snowed and now I can not roll it open.. My Nephew told me I should have left it opened an then opened doors.. Then I should go to load it then close it problem solved.. So what do you guys do if your waiting over night someplace an it snows??? I am not able to walk the rail just want to get solutions from people that know how to be all you can be.. My solution so far is to stay home and wait for it to warm up.. If you want to treat me bad an tell me bad things well save your time I am married so well you know what I mean..

Replied on Tue, Jan 31, 2023 at 09:18 PM CST
Leaving the tarp and traps open is probably the best thing you can do especially if it sits very long, but if you need to load it the next day it's not the best to have snow, ice and water in the hopper, it will make a mess of whatever you put in it. If it's going to snow and you need to load next day I recommend a ladder and a broom, just be careful to not put a lot of pressure on the tarp as it could puncture. You can also use a leaf blower if the snow is very light.
Replied on Tue, Jan 31, 2023 at 09:19 PM CST

What I do is get on top of the tarp on my hands and knees and shove it off the side with a broom. If you tarp is in good repair it won't hurt anything.

Replied on Tue, Jan 31, 2023 at 09:20 PM CST
The guys at OKC Tarp said that unless I am loaded or moving, it needs to always be left open.
Replied on Wed, Feb 01, 2023 at 02:07 PM CST
I had to hammer a few blocks of ice that was between a couple hoops this morning because they were too big to push off. If your empty, then open the trap as said before. Just don't use a screwdriver or something to try and stab the ice to break it up, otherwise you'll have to repair your tarp.
Replied on Wed, Feb 01, 2023 at 03:14 PM CST

If it is just light snow you can usually drive like hell and it will blow off on the way to load if it is ice unfortunately you will need to get up there and deal with it

Replied on Wed, Feb 01, 2023 at 09:31 PM CST


i'm from up in minn try a roof rake