Anyone Know What This Trailer Is Used For?

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It does look like a bulk hauler of some sort, I've seen potatoes hauled in them. It's in too nice of shape to be used for garbage and it's missing the big push bar for when they get stuck. Probably a walking floor (the control/and or power box in front of the axle), but the doors on the side are odd. I've usually only seen them in the nose, but maybe for easier cleanout? Having said all that, that looks to be on I-190 and there is a huge landfill just north of Niagara Falls so I guess I'll have to take "I don't know for $50 Alex." Jerry

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Needed that chuckle; the "I don't know for fifty, Alex~!" hahahaha! Me neither.

Still a great find, Grumpy. Keep searching; I shall help. Called one of my trucker buddies and he's stymied as well. He is actually in NY, LoL. Why the tag axle, Jerry?? Then it 'is' kind of a dump truck? Why the 'covered' roof?

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Could be grain too, I guess. And the doors were what confused me, why 3 sets.

And yes, that landfill stinks to high heaven. I live about 5 miles away, luckily the smell doesn't come this far. :)

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The guy I spoke to in NY said maybe they load the grain separately (but in side doors... huh?) and then use that conveyor (moving floor) to mix? East Mfg. is here in Ohio; if nothing else, I'll stop by this week. I looked on their website, and there is NOTHING that even comes close to that one. I'm extremely intrigued, tbh. I'm kinda like Sheldon. If I don't know something, I will find it out, haha!

Yeah, I’m as curious as a cat. It bugs me to not be able to figure out how something works, or what it is for. Hopefully my curiosity won’t get me killed someday, like the cat. :)

I looked all over their site as well.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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It does look like a bulk hauler of some sort, I've seen potatoes hauled in them. It's in too nice of shape to be used for garbage and it's missing the big push bar for when they get stuck. Probably a walking floor (the control/and or power box in front of the axle), but the doors on the side are odd. I've usually only seen them in the nose, but maybe for easier cleanout? Having said all that, that looks to be on I-190 and there is a huge landfill just north of Niagara Falls so I guess I'll have to take "I don't know for $50 Alex." Jerry

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Needed that chuckle; the "I don't know for fifty, Alex~!" hahahaha! Me neither.

Still a great find, Grumpy. Keep searching; I shall help. Called one of my trucker buddies and he's stymied as well. He is actually in NY, LoL. Why the tag axle, Jerry?? Then it 'is' kind of a dump truck? Why the 'covered' roof?

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Could be grain too, I guess. And the doors were what confused me, why 3 sets.

And yes, that landfill stinks to high heaven. I live about 5 miles away, luckily the smell doesn't come this far. :)

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The guy I spoke to in NY said maybe they load the grain separately (but in side doors... huh?) and then use that conveyor (moving floor) to mix? East Mfg. is here in Ohio; if nothing else, I'll stop by this week. I looked on their website, and there is NOTHING that even comes close to that one. I'm extremely intrigued, tbh. I'm kinda like Sheldon. If I don't know something, I will find it out, haha!

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Yeah, I’m as curious as a cat. It bugs me to not be able to figure out how something works, or what it is for. Hopefully my curiosity won’t get me killed someday, like the cat. :)

I looked all over their site as well.

Good excuse to me to roll to Randolph with the hubby tomorrow, haha~!

Jerry M.'s Comment
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Anne *WARNING* This is stuff I dealt with 20 some years ago so no guarantee to the accuracy of the weights.confused.gif NY lets you buy R permits which lets your gross weight be 117-120K? on 7 axles(probably why there is a tag axle on the tractor.) There's limits on the spacing of the axles...>4' and <8' sticks in my mind. There's different weight limits in the counties closer to NYC. Here's a video of a walking floor--- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO4JH0IPGtg

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Took a while, but I found the Video.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Here is what some truckers on Facebook had to say

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Here is what some truckers on Facebook had to say

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I am almost certain this is correct.

I received another reply:

Metal coils novelis oswego ny

Looking up Novelis, I found a video showing the back of the trailer unloading scrap. They make auto body parts, and since I am right by Niagara Falls, we are on the way between the Ford plant in Canada and Oswego, and we also have a Ford plant in Buffalo.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Confirmation

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Penske - Novelus aluminum recycling

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Grumpy, I spoke with a driver for Ryder one day, on CB, and asked him. His load, and most of the Ryder powered ones according to him, are steel coils for the auto industry. The top opens and they crane the coils in, side doors for inspection and access for securement.

I was losing my mind on it, and finally found a driver with a CB that would answer. He was out of Detroit, ran dedicated to and fro somewhere along the Mississippi, can't remember where he was coming from, but we chatted for about 30 minutes E/B I-80 from Quad Cities...

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Grumpy- Great find and interesting article! smile.gif

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