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

Re: What does a full T/L of bulk anthracite look like?

PostBy: SMITTY On: 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: .
SMITTY
 
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Re: What does a full T/L of bulk anthracite look like?

PostBy: 009to090 On: 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.
009to090
 
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: What does a full T/L of bulk anthracite look like?

PostBy: Duengeon master On: 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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Re: What does a full T/L of bulk anthracite look like?

PostBy: Coalfire On: Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:59 am

Duengeon master wrote:
DVC500 at last wrote:[quote="SMITTY"]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!!![/quote]

What do you mean that 288" is all for show? what is typical?

Eric
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Re: What does a full T/L of bulk anthracite look like?

PostBy: firewoodman On: 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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Re: What does a full T/L of bulk anthracite look like?

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: 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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Re: What does a full T/L of bulk anthracite look like?

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:22 pm

:verycool:
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Re: What does a full T/L of bulk anthracite look like?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: 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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Re: What does a full T/L of bulk anthracite look like?

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: 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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Re: What does a full T/L of bulk anthracite look like?

PostBy: 009to090 On: 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.

009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: What does a full T/L of bulk anthracite look like?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:47 pm

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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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