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Tall Stacks?

Sep 30, 2019 at 06:36 PM CST
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I've been running flatbed with my Pete and my stacks are 13'5". I just bought a hopper. Been told by brokers we can work around your stacks, but my friends says I need to cut or replace them. I know it would be easier lowering them. I am asking if anyone else has tall stacks, and if so, how do you deal with it? Tks alot.
Replied on Tue, Oct 01, 2019 at 10:08 AM CST
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we have tall stacks not 13'5" but we do have issues from time to time,and have had drivers bend them,its going to require backing into some places,I would agree with your friends about cutting them down.
Replied on Tue, Oct 01, 2019 at 12:38 PM CST
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If they don't like them they are just jealous. Legal height is 13'6'' make your places compatible people.
Replied on Wed, Oct 02, 2019 at 06:05 AM CST

There are quite a few places that we have gone to that you would not fit at 13 5. If you are over 12 foot I would ask before booking loads, most the time they have no idea anyways. I trimmed two of my trucks down since they got stuck somewhere not being able to even back in. We also run Dry Van so I like having the taller stacks, but not worth it now that we run %75 bulk.

Replied on Wed, Oct 02, 2019 at 06:05 AM CST
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I would agree with ur friend and cut them down. I noticed ur from Kansas, alot of the elevators down there are 12'6 high with some at 11'6. I'm sure they look nice but how nice are they when there're bent up.
Replied on Wed, Oct 02, 2019 at 07:05 AM CST

Hey Bae just to call you Super and each receiver before accepting a load and ask him specifically about the stacks and if you can back into where the load is picking up or delivering and that would alleviate your problem

Replied on Wed, Oct 02, 2019 at 07:18 AM CST
A place I go quite regularly has a sign that says 12’4” max. I have factory mufflers with 4’ tops and I don’t hit.
Replied on Wed, Oct 02, 2019 at 09:28 AM CST
Mine are 12’6” and are tight getting in some places. Especially old concrete elevators. I use my cb antennas as a height gauge. I have them mirror mounted and they are 2” taller than my stacks. I’ve done that on several of my trucks and seems to help.
Replied on Wed, Oct 02, 2019 at 01:20 PM CST
you WILL have issues running hopper and leaving them that tall. I drove a Pete with stacks trimmed to 12.6 and backed into most places (hate dented and leaning stacks), especially in KS/NE. There are a few places where backing can be a challenge for even a lot of experienced drivers...but ultimately the choice is yours. You can hit Ullom's semi junk yard (in Beloit, KS)and maybe get some shorter stacks or some to cut down so you have some spares if you dont want to cut yours off. Just a thought.