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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Thus far? “Yes”, it is really good. Sounds cliche’, but I’m having fun, challenged every day and home every day by 6pm... at the latest.

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I’m a little envious.. Looks/sounds like a great gig!

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G'Town, it really DOES look fun! What kind of trailer is that, anyway?

...And you get to drive a MACK!! (Pinnacle?) Auto or manual?

Yay, tho!! Awaiting your thread, G !!

~ Anne ~

Navypoppop's Comment
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G'Town,

Did you stay in Delaware or move? I really miss living in the Seaford area. It was just rural enough off of Hwy 20 before the Maryland line but close enough to venture over to the coast and seashore areas. I wish you the best and continued success no matter what you drive.

G-Town's Comment
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Hi Anne. 2016 Mack Pinnacle 10 speed manual. Peerless 50’ walking floor trailer. Basically a long dump trailer with high sides for carrying bulk wood products; chips, grindings, mulch and compost. Occasionally top soil.

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Thus far? “Yes”, it is really good. Sounds cliche’, but I’m having fun, challenged every day and home every day by 6pm... at the latest.

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I’m a little envious.. Looks/sounds like a great gig!

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G'Town, it really DOES look fun! What kind of trailer is that, anyway?

...And you get to drive a MACK!! (Pinnacle?) Auto or manual?

Yay, tho!! Awaiting your thread, G !!

~ Anne ~

G-Town's Comment
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I moved just west of Lewes DE. The yard I work out of is in Frankfort off 113. One of our largest customers/suppliers is in Seaford off 13 called BioEnergy. Small world. I’ll retire down here... in the mean time I’m being paid to do something I really enjoy. All country driving, frequently off road, no Interstates. Able to run the front end loaders, tracked excavators and the skid steer. They are training me as their second lowboy driver. Who said yah can’t teach an old dog, sone new tricks.

G'Town,

Did you stay in Delaware or move? I really miss living in the Seaford area. It was just rural enough off of Hwy 20 before the Maryland line but close enough to venture over to the coast and seashore areas. I wish you the best and continued success no matter what you drive.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

PackRat's Comment
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Awesome!

Davy A.'s Comment
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Man, what a cool gig. That looks fun. Love running equipment. Congrats.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hi Anne. 2016 Mack Pinnacle 10 speed manual. Peerless 50’ walking floor trailer. Basically a long dump trailer with high sides for carrying bulk wood products; chips, grindings, mulch and compost. Occasionally top soil.

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Thus far? “Yes”, it is really good. Sounds cliche’, but I’m having fun, challenged every day and home every day by 6pm... at the latest.

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I’m a little envious.. Looks/sounds like a great gig!

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G'Town, it really DOES look fun! What kind of trailer is that, anyway?

...And you get to drive a MACK!! (Pinnacle?) Auto or manual?

Yay, tho!! Awaiting your thread, G !!

~ Anne ~

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G'Town, Tom & I are looking at your set up; what exactly IS a walking floor? He's heard of them; never operated one. Are they similar to a slinger? Do you back up to the hopper with that & let them push you?

Slingers he's seen, have a taper. Always looking to learn more, and new is good!

Thanks, G'Town~!

~ Anne & Tom ~

Navypoppop's Comment
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Anne,

A walking floor is an open top trailer with aluminum slats instead of a solid floor. It is operated off of a PTO from the cab and hydraulic fluid. When engaged the slats next to each other move in the opposite directions like one of those exercise machines mimicking skiing. It slowly moves the bulk product out the rear door of the trailer. I operated one with a company moving wood mulch and they are known for leaks in the hydraulic system because of the pressure involved. Hope that helps.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Anne and Tom, thanks for your interest. The trailers we have are manufactured by Peerless (KNL).

Here is a link:

Walking floor

We haul wood chips, wood grindings, compost, occasionally topsoil and mulch.

Old School's Comment
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Exciting news G-Town!

I'm glad to see you having a few more toys to play in the dirt with. smile.gif

There's nothing like having a good sandbox in the neighborhood.

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