What Does a Full T/L of Bulk Anthracite Look Like?

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Post Sun. Jun. 12, 2011 6:50 am

WOW! A NC home & 10 years worth of coal. Livin' the dream! :verycool:

After watching that I think it's high time I ditch the bags & figure out a way to make this happen here ... :gee: .

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Post Sun. Jun. 12, 2011 7:50 am

SMITTY wrote:After watching that I think it's high time I ditch the bags & figure out a way to make this happen here ... :gee: .
I forgot to mention if you get a load and request that specific trailer, the driver can back it up thru a tighter turn than a normal trailer, by "pivoting" it on its forward trailer axle. He can raise the rear axle and lower the forward axle. I was amazed on how tight a turn it made! Watching the entire rear end of the trailer move sideways 10 feet, before it even started moving backwards. Simply amazing, I think he could've backed into anyones driveway. Once he had all the weight up on the trailer's forward axle, I believe the trailer wheelbase was SHORTER than the tractor's wheelbase. The tractor had a 288" wheelbase, and that was more difficult for him to turn than the trailer.

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Post Sat. Jun. 18, 2011 10:07 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:
SMITTY wrote:After watching that I think it's high time I ditch the bags & figure out a way to make this happen here ... :gee: .
I forgot to mention if you get a load and request that specific trailer, the driver can back it up thru a tighter turn than a normal trailer, by "pivoting" it on its forward trailer axle. He can raise the rear axle and lower the forward axle. I was amazed on how tight a turn it made! Watching the entire rear end of the trailer move sideways 10 feet, before it even started moving backwards. Simply amazing, I think he could've backed into anyones driveway. Once he had all the weight up on the trailer's forward axle, I believe the trailer wheelbase was SHORTER than the tractor's wheelbase. The tractor had a 288" wheelbase, and that was more difficult for him to turn than the trailer.
What that trailer has is called a dump valve. It just lets the air out of the rear axle putting all the weight on the front axle. This makes the trailer 10 feet 1 inch shorter allowing for tighter turns both forward and backward. You can keep your 288" wheelbase. All that is is for show!!!

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Post Sun. Jun. 19, 2011 8:59 am

Duengeon master wrote:
DVC500 at last wrote: I forgot to mention if you get a load and request that specific trailer, the driver can back it up thru a tighter turn than a normal trailer, by "pivoting" it on its forward trailer axle. He can raise the rear axle and lower the forward axle. I was amazed on how tight a turn it made! Watching the entire rear end of the trailer move sideways 10 feet, before it even started moving backwards. Simply amazing, I think he could've backed into anyones driveway. Once he had all the weight up on the trailer's forward axle, I believe the trailer wheelbase was SHORTER than the tractor's wheelbase. The tractor had a 288" wheelbase, and that was more difficult for him to turn than the trailer.
What that trailer has is called a dump valve. It just lets the air out of the rear axle putting all the weight on the front axle. This makes the trailer 10 feet 1 inch shorter allowing for tighter turns both forward and backward. You can keep your 288" wheelbase. All that is is for show!!!
What do you mean that 288" is all for show? what is typical?

Eric


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Post Sat. Jun. 25, 2011 7:41 am

Most tractors wheelbase are closer to 200'...alot of show trucks have 300' wheelbase, looks cool when hooked to a trailer but not practical in the real world!!!

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Post Tue. Aug. 05, 2014 9:15 pm

Well,that proves there is such a thing as a trailer with a conveyor belt. I never saw 1 b4,have seen lots of the walking floors.

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Post Tue. Aug. 05, 2014 9:22 pm

:verycool:

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Post Tue. Aug. 05, 2014 9:42 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote:Well,that proves there is such a thing as a trailer with a conveyor belt. I never saw 1 b4,have seen lots of the walking floors.
IIRC, a member posted some pics/video of a coal delivery with one. Pretty slick.


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Post Tue. Aug. 05, 2014 9:51 pm

I watched that video & have no idea how my post ended up on an old thread. :? Maybe I was on an old thread,maybe i'm tired ???? :notsure:

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Post Wed. Aug. 06, 2014 12:54 pm

I put the original video up on YouTube so more people can view it.
Wow, I said it would last me how many years!?!?!?
It lasted 4 heating seasons. 6 ton per year.


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Post Wed. Aug. 06, 2014 1:47 pm

This is just over a seasons worth. I'm moving South..... :cry2:n However, long and low gives a lower CG and seemed much easier to offload as my base is not the most level..

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