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Walking foor v belt

Oct 12, 2020 at 11:57 AM CST
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What are the pros and cons on a walking floor versus belt? Can you haul fine product in a floor or will it run through the slats as you unload? What about maintenance on a walking floor? Thanks

Replied on Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 03:48 PM CST
I haul wheat midds, sbm, wheat ?, corn? Distillers in my wilkens floor. I have the grain chute to hang on the rear of the trailer and haven't had any issues at many different places.
Replied on Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 06:02 PM CST

What about dumping heavy dense product such as ag lime in it ? I'm used to a belt so not sure how i would get along with a floor .

Replied on Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 12:23 PM CST

With a walking floor, you can also haul van freight, hay, mulch, cotton

Replied on Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 02:00 PM CST

Walking floors are lighter, cheaper, and more capacity and as mentioned, you can backhaul freight in them too.

Belts are a lot faster unloading, wider variety of commoddities, and cheaper to maintain.

Replied on Sun, Oct 18, 2020 at 01:44 PM CST
I hauled lime and similar products in my floor already. Didn't seem to have any adverse effects. Did stone one time won't ever do that again. As far as being cheaper than a belt to maintain that seems like a biased opinion.
Replied on Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 01:12 PM CST

Ok so I have a run paying $7.63 per loaded mile (assuming a 100 CY end dump (no frameless), walking floor or belt). You can do 5 a day in sunny Fl from now until probably well after New Years.

Sorry for the minor hijack of the thread