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MartinM 486049 92 Hauling Grain either
Hauling Grain
Another series about my last summer job. This time, we're combining. Usually tractors cart the grain away but today there is another combine on demo and this is the furthest field. So we got this truck to help us.
I just thought some mind find it interesting to see how this container truck works. It arrives at the field with the empty containers. One on the truck, one a trailer. Disconnects the trailer and starts to drop the first box.
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Down she goes.
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Just touching the ground
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Almost complete. On harder ground the little rollers at the back of the container would roll and the truck would remain in its position. Here however, the trucks gets pushed along because the rolls just dig into the ground.
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Done!

About time to pick up the filled ones....
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...which he left here.
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Starting to lift. Again the truck is moving while the container stays still.
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About the steepest part. That's why you can't fill the container all the way. The grain would just flow out at this point.
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Last picture.

Almost pulled it up. Over all the system worked really well. The truck is always on the road and never has to wait to be filled. For smaller fields you can just leave some containers there, fill them, tarp them and haul them home later, when there's time.
There are of course some downsides. The containers are quite heavy, therefore you loose some payload. The unloading and loading process take their time. Not sure but 5-10 minutes depending on the skill of the driver.
Interesting to watch however.
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Re: Hauling Grain
Very interesting Martin. Here we leave the bin on the truck & pickup from field bins or chaser bins. Sometimes the combine will load directly into the truck, in the field.

Regards,

TC :-)
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