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Pot Load

Postby Central Fl Cracker » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:36 pm

How many lb,s will one of the larger cattle haulers carry. I was told 80,000 lbs and I am just curios.

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Re: Pot Load

Postby VanC » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:09 pm

I always thought the typical pot load was 50,000 lbs, but maybe they can haul more than that. Someone that knows a lot more about it than me will come along eventually and give you an answer.
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Re: Pot Load

Postby manitgotcoldhere2 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:01 pm

My trucks tare on average at 32,000. In my home state the max weight is 80,000 so I net 48,000 in state. Different states have differnet max weights.

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Re: Pot Load

Postby piedmontese » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:42 pm

i had a load of cattle brought to me in ks from WI and the truck driver told me that they could haul a total of 50,000lbs.that is the weight of the cattle alone.we had about 48,000.

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Re: Pot Load

Postby manitgotcoldhere2 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:34 pm

Now my trucks and trailers that tare at 32,000# will hold 65,000# of fat cattle, The capacity is there, the weight is limiting factor however.

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Re: Pot Load

Postby kenny thomas » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:19 pm

We can't get any of the truckers to load over about 50,300lb. This allows them to be under the 50,000 lb before they get to the first scales.
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Re: Pot Load

Postby Jogeephus » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:32 pm

50,000 is the rule of thumb here as well. You don't need to push it to the limit because you can also be fined for having too much axle weight and still be under on your gross.
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Re: Pot Load

Postby kerley » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:47 pm

My neighbor is only allowed to ship 50K max. in a load. I think fed regs are 80K gross vehicle weight. In Nevada you are allowed to a semi truck and two trailers on the interstate. Calman should know. Maybe he will chime in..

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Re: Pot Load

Postby bigbull338 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:59 am

a pot load of cattle is considered 48,000 or 50,000.a full tanker of milk is considered tobe 50,000lbs.

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Re: Pot Load

Postby TexasBred » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:08 am

In Texas maximum weight is 80,000 gross. Weight of tractor/trailer will determine how much "load" you can put on the trailer. Must also be able to "axle out" on weight. Louisiana use to issue "harvest permits" which would allow farmers to haul 86,000 (usually grain) but once you crossed a state line you were illegal again. Don't know if they still do that or not.
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Re: Pot Load

Postby manitgotcoldhere2 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:29 am

I should have mentioned that TB, in Iowa we are allowed 88,000 gross during harvest and in my home state we are allowed 88,000 gross during the winter.

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Re: Pot Load

Postby TexasBred » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:19 pm

manitgotcoldhere2 wrote:I should have mentioned that TB, in Iowa we are allowed 88,000 gross during harvest and in my home state we are allowed 88,000 gross during the winter.


Are you restricted to grains etc. or will it allow you to also haul a few more head of cattle?
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Re: Pot Load

Postby VanC » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:05 pm

manitgotcoldhere2 wrote:I should have mentioned that TB, in Iowa we are allowed 88,000 gross during harvest and in my home state we are allowed 88,000 gross during the winter.


Why the extra weight in the winter?
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Re: Pot Load

Postby manitgotcoldhere2 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:56 pm

TexasBred wrote:
manitgotcoldhere2 wrote:I should have mentioned that TB, in Iowa we are allowed 88,000 gross during harvest and in my home state we are allowed 88,000 gross during the winter.


Are you restricted to grains etc. or will it allow you to also haul a few more head of cattle?

grains, hays, stovers, but no livestock.

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Re: Pot Load

Postby manitgotcoldhere2 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:58 pm

VanC wrote:
manitgotcoldhere2 wrote:I should have mentioned that TB, in Iowa we are allowed 88,000 gross during harvest and in my home state we are allowed 88,000 gross during the winter.


Why the extra weight in the winter?

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