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May 25, 2021 at 05:45 PM CST
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Does anyone have experience with the newer Stoughton trailers? I know the first ones had issues, but the new ones look like a nice trailer. A couple of dealers have told me to run away as fast as I can. Thanks

Replied on Mon, May 31, 2021 at 12:22 AM CST
Well, what do you mean by newer? I got a 2013... bought about a year ago....seems fine to me, but only hooper I've ever pulled, What were the issues?
Replied on Mon, May 31, 2021 at 12:23 AM CST
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Replied on Mon, May 31, 2021 at 07:40 AM CST
Quote: "Well, what do you mean by newer? I got a 2013... bought about a year ago....seems fine to me, but only hooper I've ever pulled, What were the issues?"

I heard the 2009's had the front hopper let loose of the upper slope. I've been told the doors work hard after some use.

Replied on Mon, May 31, 2021 at 08:29 AM CST

I wouldn't know as I pull a 1993 Wilson..It has some issues here and there but all in all well built..

Replied on Mon, May 31, 2021 at 09:01 AM CST

We have 3 2014's still in use. They work fine as grain trailers. We have put alot of miles on ours commerically and do haul quite a bit of meal, grain, and fertilizer. Issues we have had: The traps do work hard if you dont stay on top of greesing them, The brake shoes ride about a 1/4 inch inside the drums, it doesnt really effect braking but looks funny. We have had issues with the orginal button lights on the front and rear where the salt can get at the back of them, they just used silicone sealant and not an acutal plug so the salt will eat through, updated the the newer style and they work just fine. That is about it, structually they have held up well.

That being said, when I started buying new trailers they werent even in the running. There are better products on the market for new trailers at the same price points. Also, I HATE the two stage trap design for cleaning out in between loads, always have to get in between the two with a screwdriver or air gun to make sure they are clean.

Replied on Mon, May 31, 2021 at 07:13 PM CST
Quote: "We have 3 2014's still in use. They work fine as grain trailers. We have put alot of miles on ours commerically and do haul quite a bit of meal, grain, and fertilizer. Issues we have had: The traps do work hard if you dont stay on top of greesing them, The brake shoes ride about a 1/4 inch inside the drums, it doesnt really effect braking but looks funny. We have had issues with the orginal button lights on the front and rear where the salt can get at the back of them, they just used silicone sealant and not an acutal plug so the salt will eat through, updated the the newer style and they work just fine. That is about it, structually they have held up well. That being said, when I started buying new trailers they werent even in the running. There are better products on the market for new trailers at the same price points. Also, I HATE the two stage trap design for cleaning out in between loads, always have to get in between the two with a screwdriver or air gun to make sure they are clean. "

The 2 stage door is what I wondered about. I have heard when material gets between the two it makes them hard to open.

Replied on Tue, Jun 01, 2021 at 07:33 AM CST
The two stage door is maybe over advertised, but it does make it easier to open. Material does get in between, but doesn't effect opening. Where the problem is...if you do a trailer wash...special attention needs to be paid to where the two pieces overlap, not really a problem, water flushes it right out. If you want to try a stoughton. mine is for sale. I got it from a city farmer, he got it from a trucker that hauled meat and bone meal. Interested call 785 285 8099.
Replied on Tue, Jun 01, 2021 at 07:33 AM CST

Don't buy it. I work with a guy that said he will never buy another

Replied on Tue, Jun 01, 2021 at 08:15 AM CST
Why wouldn't he buy another? What year does he have? I don't see any serious issues with it.
Replied on Sun, Jun 06, 2021 at 10:41 AM CST
Quote: "The two stage door is maybe over advertised, but it does make it easier to open. Material does get in between, but doesn't effect opening. Where the problem is...if you do a trailer wash...special attention needs to be paid to where the two pieces overlap, not really a problem, water flushes it right out. If you want to try a stoughton. mine is for sale. I got it from a city farmer, he got it from a trucker that hauled meat and bone meal. Interested call 785 285 8099."

What's the spec on it? Price?

Replied on Sun, Jun 06, 2021 at 10:41 AM CST
Quote: "The 2 stage door is what I wondered about. I have heard when material gets between the two it makes them hard to open. "

I wouldnt say that they are Hard to open, just a pain to clean out. They are perfectly fine farm trailers, and that is primarily what we use them for. however, we not have hoppers that run 150,000 miles a year and I won't use the stoughtons on those runs.

Replied on Sun, Jun 06, 2021 at 05:26 PM CST
Andrew or anyone interested, 42' long, 74" high 102" wide. Openings are 30" × 46". VIN 1DW1A4222D5348409. GVWR 70,000#. I paid $19,000 for it, put on 4 new tires. Has a digital scales that gives a pretty accurate weight on the trailer tandem.
Replied on Sun, Jun 06, 2021 at 05:26 PM CST
The only thing that I couldn't get a full 25 ton , was loose soyhulls. The last load was 21.59 ton probably could get at least another ton on, if you worked at it...but most loaders won't let you work at it.
Replied on Sun, Jun 06, 2021 at 05:26 PM CST
I'd like to get my money back, or trade for a step deck with ramps. I can send pictures to anyone interested....or I could get a load heading your way, and we could meet up, or you can stop by. 785 285 8099 text or call. Located....North of Topeka, KS or west of St. Joseph, MO 65 miles from both.
Replied on Sun, Jun 06, 2021 at 05:26 PM CST
Quote: "What's the spec on it? Price?"

It's a 2021 42' 74" by 102" They're asking $43,000

Replied on Sun, Jun 06, 2021 at 05:26 PM CST
Quote: "I wouldnt say that they are Hard to open, just a pain to clean out. They are perfectly fine farm trailers, and that is primarily what we use them for. however, we not have hoppers that run 150,000 miles a year and I won't use the stoughtons on those runs. "

Is it because of the clean out you don't use them? I mainly haul bean meal and grain.

Replied on Mon, Jun 07, 2021 at 03:41 PM CST
Kind of hard to tell who's talking to who, but I'm talking to anyone that's interested in a good used hopper for a very reasonable price...$19,000... I have 3 posts in a row that tells about it. Never hauled salt or fetilizer or aggregates.