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Dec 28, 2018 at 08:14 AM CST
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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.
Replied on Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 11:31 AM CST
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.
Replied on Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 12:43 PM CST
Thank you
Replied on Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 02:57 PM CST
I have a 102x78x43 and have no problem getting 27.5 tons of whatever I want
Replied on Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 03:59 PM CST
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.
Replied on Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 08:08 AM CST
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.
Replied on Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 08:08 AM CST
Thank for your input.
Replied on Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 08:08 AM CST
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.
Replied on Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 08:08 AM CST
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
Replied on Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 08:08 AM CST
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
Replied on Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 11:37 AM CST
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
Replied on Tue, Jan 01, 2019 at 01:10 PM CST
It seems like 43? is most popular. I was told 40? Timpte has the same size Hopper as the 43??? Thank you
Replied on Tue, Jan 01, 2019 at 01:10 PM CST
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
Replied on Wed, Jan 02, 2019 at 09:04 AM CST
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
Replied on Wed, Jan 02, 2019 at 03:20 PM CST
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.
Replied on Thu, Jan 03, 2019 at 07:43 AM CST
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.