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Old 09-26-2008, 06:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bushels a trailer load?

Close to how many bushels can you get in a grain trailer. Wheat, corn, and beans?
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Default Re: Bushels a trailer load?

What kind of grain trailer?

Legal load, or "full load"?

Legal load depends on how heavy the bushels are, how light the trailer is, and up here, how many tires are carrying that load.
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Default Re: Bushels a trailer load?

It depends on the length of the trailer, test weight, and how legal you want to be. We can just break 1000 bushels on our 32ft trailers, but when my brother was driving grain cart for a neighbor last year during corn they put 55,000 pounds (982bu) in the cart and filled a truck with that. I think they were using a mix of 38s and 42s.

The first load of beans we hauled Wednesday was a decently full trailer, but the truck only grossed 79K. I don't remember the net, but it was just north of 900 bushels. I could have fit more on if I had walked the load down and piled more on top.
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Bushels a trailer load?

semi, you lookin at roughly 900-1000 depending on truck and trailer weight, or 80,000lbs gross. DOT isn't around very much though, going off my rough math figures since i wont know definitive test weights until we get to the field, i should be looking around 70,000 for our graintruck and wagon which is FAR from legal here.
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Bushels a trailer load?

We have a 41' Wilson Hopper, and a 42' Timpte Hopper, and a 34' Dump Trailer. I can usually get 1,100-1,200 bushels on the Wilson, and 1,200-1,300 bushels on the Timpte. The Dump trailer will hold about 1,000 bushels. These trucks will gross out at around 100,000 lbs. This is far from legal. We only haul like this out of the field. Legal is more like 800-900 bushels, or 80,000 lbs. we usually like to stay under 85,000 lbs when hauling to the mill out of the tanks.
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