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May 15, 2020 at 03:52 PM CST
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I've never hauled it b4. I see its about 32 lbs a bu. I have a 50X96X78 Super Hopper with big doors. Anybody have an idea how much weight I could haul?

Replied on Fri, May 15, 2020 at 04:18 PM CST

It is going to depend on the type of sunflowers you haul and the test weight of the product. Black oils are figured on 32#/bu but they can be lighter or heavier. Confection seeds can weigh anywhere from 18-25#/bu on a good day. The big jumbos are really light and you need a freight train to haul those. Con oils vary a lot in test weight as well. High oleac (hope it is spelled right) usually run from 26# to 29#. This varies a lot from area to area. you need to be sure to ask the test weight of the material you are hauling. That will be the determining factor on how much weight you can get on.

Replied on Fri, May 15, 2020 at 04:44 PM CST
Originally Posted by: Duane Geiselman
Quote: "It is going to depend on the type of sunflowers you haul and the test weight of the product. Black oils are figured on 32#/bu but they can be lighter or heavier. Confection seeds can weigh anywhere from 18-25#/bu on a good day. The big jumbos are really light and you need a freight train to haul those. Con oils vary a lot in test weight as well. High oleac (hope it is spelled right) usually run from 26# to 29#. This varies a lot from area to area. you need to be sure to ask the test weight of the material you are hauling. That will be the determining factor on how much weight you can get on."

So i'm guessing about 19-20lbs a cubic foot. 2000 cu ft, about 38,000lbs sound right? If so his rate of 2.25/100 is way cheep on 620 miles. Thanks.