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Think about getting a live bottom/belt trailer to haul rock,dirt, manure,and ag lime for my own operation and maybe doing some custom hauling for some neighbors. Anyone have any experience with these trailers? I know i would have to get a wet kit on my truck, how much does that normally cost? I found a decent red river belt trailer for sale, anyone have one of these? thanks
 

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I know a guy that has a Red River. awesome trailer. He can haul gravel, silage, grain, wet DDG, manure, rock, just about anything you want. ear corn. I don't think the wet kits are that expensive but they weigh about 1500 lbs. Some even have self contained wet kits so you can rent them out to anybody if you want
 

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I wouldn't plan on a lot of manure hauling. If it has very little straw you will will be busy with a fork . Manure will bridge quickly.
 

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Seen a ton of manure hauled in aulick and red river trailers with no problems. They have wide belts so don't bridge even hauling haylage. Aulick has a rental fleet but you have to call well before harvest or you won't get one.
 

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I ran a live floor trailer for several years hauling seed corn. They work well for this, but for the other things you were planning on hauling, I would go with a belt trailer. Belt trailers clean out much better than walking floor trailers. I hauled shavings a few times with the live floor trailer and you spend more time sweeping 3- 4" of material left on the floor, than it took to unload. If you did get a live floor trailer, you would need to get a low sided one. The live floors we had would not fit into most grain elevators and most payloaders could not reach high enough to dump over the side with out damaging tarp bows. Somebody said earlier about a wet kit weighing over 1500 lbs. this sounds a bit high. I was thinking more in the 700 - 800 lb range, depending on the size of your hydraulic tank and how much oil you need in it.
 
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