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Re: Latest Project....
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2016, 11:36:48 AM »
Looks done and quite nice.  Ready for the road or you have a few more things to do?

Got a similar "transformation" in line for the Trailers, Phil. Progress would be quicker if I could just learn to say no when I get asked to go drive for someone else in Christchurch hauling cars !

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Re: Latest Project....
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2016, 12:24:55 PM »
Quite the balancing act of spending on your own to make more money and taking on the quicker payday driving for someone else.  And of course you don't want to burn bridges with someone you may need down the road.
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Re: Latest Project....
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Re: Latest Project....
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2017, 08:45:53 PM »
I forget the seasons are upside down there. They're still hauling spuds out of the cellar on this end of the globe. Your operation looks identical to one up here all the way down to the spudnik stacker.

Are you bulking straight into that belt bottom in the field? The operations I've worked on always had a big hopper at the cellar that fed the stacker so there was a section to cull out dirt clods and rocks.

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Re: Latest Project....
« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2017, 09:10:53 PM »
Yes they loading 8 rows straight in there , 4 row digger with 4 row windrower in front of that . I have some video of that spudnik piler working but can't seem to get it to upload while I'm still out in the field .


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« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2017, 09:21:04 PM »
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« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2017, 03:26:45 AM »
^^^^^^

Finally got the videos posted....

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Re: Latest Project....
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2017, 11:29:08 AM »
Those are nice clean spuds. The worst I've dealt with were organics from this strange bog land on the side of a lake. It was essentially peat. Black as night. For every load, there was literally a half load of dirt clods and weeds.

Those 4 row bulkers sure make things move quick. It's a dream compared to the days of a 1 row paired with a 1 row windrower and having to pull boards on chain bottom truck beds.

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Re: Latest Project....
« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2017, 01:17:40 PM »
This is the latest thing, for 3 months , 24/7 , milk.......


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« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2017, 01:40:03 PM »
LOL suicide haul as they call it around here. Unbaffled tanks, half full, sloshing around make for fun driving. Just about every set has been in the ditch once or twice.

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« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2017, 01:46:34 PM »
LOL suicide haul as they call it around here. Unbaffled tanks, half full, sloshing around make for fun driving. Just about every set has been in the ditch once or twice.

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We are pretty lucky, and they travel surprisingly good..... nearly always full...... but do feel the difference when we get a different load.


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Re: Latest Project....
« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2017, 01:55:35 PM »
Running a B Trains helps I'm sure. All the milk tankers here are 40/24 or a pair of 32's with a short tongue dolly.

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« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2017, 02:11:30 PM »
These are higher than a lot of the tanks being used, I suspect the trailers had another life with log bolsters on before the tanks were set on them..... here with the volume of milk produced and transported pretty much anything suitable will get used. In the local area we have 2 plants belonging to the big cooperative company capable of processing 24 million litres per day. Peak production from the farms is about now, earlier predictions forecast this peak to be in the vicinity of 20 million litres per day.


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Re: Latest Project....
« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2017, 08:13:49 PM »
Moo!

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Re: Latest Project....
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2017, 09:30:26 AM »
What does a nation of under 5 million due with 20 million liters a day?

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