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Veteran Advisor

What semi truck and trailer are you using?

With semi trucks getting more popular on the farm, I was just curious what you guys were running? I bought an International 8600 with a CAT C-12 engine about a month ago. I'm still looking for a good hopper bottom to go with it. Lots of Timptes and Wilsons on the road near me. I like going against the grain just a little bit, so I'm looking at a couple Merritts. I know this is not pressing farm business, but it's good natured AG transportation talk. Smiley Happy

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Senior Advisor

Re: What semi truck and trailer are you using?

1  -  Look for corrosion by 5th wheel plate & cross members - expensive to address ---

 

2- Stressssss by huck-rivet  areas ---

 

3 - Low mile trailers are not always the best bet - due to leaving the ( steep drive ways) field, fully loaded front to back are a interesting venture--- 

 

4 - Air Ride is  a plus +++++

 

5 - Trailers maintenance can be the regular neglected item,  while the used market retail $$$$ pricing will tip one off to resale value down the line ---    

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Honored Advisor

Re: What semi truck and trailer are you using?

Used freightliner day cabs. Former rsc rental tractors/ Timpte grain trailers
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Honored Advisor

Re: What semi truck and trailer are you using?

Mack 613 day cab

Steel Mauer 38'

Both bought south of the winter continuous salt the roads line.

 

 

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Advisor

Re: What semi truck and trailer are you using?

International 9100 daycab with Cat C12 southern rental and Timpte aluminum 42 ft. trailer. 

Shorter trailer would be better for most field drives onto township roads.  I had to redo some of mine.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: What semi truck and trailer are you using?

I will probably stick to trying to buy a 42ft trailer so I can legally bridge 80,000 pounds with my shorter wheelbase truck.

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Senior Advisor

Re: What semi truck and trailer are you using?

1  more  hint - don't mess the the horse power settings on the  C-12 ,  just  say'n --- 

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