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post #1 of 3 Old 08-30-2010, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for new Grain Hopper

We're about to get a 93-94 KW T600 with Detroit motor and 10spd from a big local farmer. He has several of them and they are overall very clean and have between 600 and 700k. The motors have been rebuilt not too long ago. Price-wise, he said he'll want around $11,000.

For the trailer, dad is thinking something around a 38' would be ideal because of the somewhat tight farmstead that we have to maneuver though. He wants aluminum because we have a minimum of 4 miles of rock/dirt roads to get to the nearest blacktop. The few guys around that have painted steel trailers all rust out within a few years.
We've been looking around for trailers for a while but really want to get it before we begin harvest. Cost is a slight factor but it just depends on what we find.
What do you look for in a trailer?
What brand do you prefer?

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Aluminum is more expensive and if money is a big deal, you're not going to get an aluminum trailer.

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Any reason you guys aren't considering a Super-B? The turning radius would be about the same, plus they're obviously serperable for small volume/weight/driving circumstances.

We have two sets of Doepker steel Super-B's at work that are a few years old, and have been repainted. They're made within 20 minutes of here so it's probbaly not a brand you'd consider though.

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