FATS IN THE NOSE????
Posted Tue, Oct 28 2014 04:49 PM CST
MATT HOPKINS
HAYHOOK LIVESTOCK LLC
DILLON, MT
716-982-3600

Posts: 16
What is everybody's position on loading fats in the nose of spread axles opposed to not loading fats in the nose? On a 53 foot spread the average 35 head of fats you will haul fit perfect top bottom and back without having to load the nose and still be bridged correctly. I've had some say it's the only way to go and some say you must load the nose like kill cows. What's your take on it???? REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Oct 28 2014 10:41 PM CST
TRENT PAULS
TRENT PAULS TRUCKING
BELGRADE, MN

Posts: 1
I would be embarrassed even asking such a stupid question REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Wed, Oct 29 2014 05:57 PM CST
LANE RAU
LANE RAU TRUCKING
MOBRIDGE, SD

Posts: 1

Easy there super trucker. I thought the point of a forum is to ask queastions and advice from people not to get ridiculed and told he should be ashamed. Personally Matt I can't help you on that one. I got a pusher on the truck and a triple trailer so I always load my nose. I'm gonna assume super trucker above always loads his nose as we'llwe'll

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Posted Wed, Oct 29 2014 10:02 PM CST
C > R RANCH
BAY CITY, TX
409-222-2222

Posts: 22
Originally Posted by: TRENT PAULS
Quote: "I would be embarrassed even asking such a stupid question"

You saying you'd be embarrassed asking such a question just shows your own insecurities in yourself! I was always taught the only stupid question is the one I didn't ask. Of course I was brought up old school. As far as the question on loading the nose...............depends on condition of cattle, length of haul, weather etc, etc. Generally you don't need to load it though! Hope this helps!

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Posted Thu, Oct 30 2014 11:59 AM CST
JOHN COLLINS
BULLJAMMER TRUCKING
MABANK, TX

Posts: 8

That was just uncalled for Trent, if youre not here to help then why dont you just not say anything.

I pull a 53' spread and I always load the nose, my loads are usually between 39 and 44 fats and Ill put 3 up front.

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Posted Thu, Oct 30 2014 05:08 PM CST
MATT HOPKINS
HAYHOOK LIVESTOCK LLC
DILLON, MT
716-982-3600

Posts: 16
Does anybody, other than Trent...., know if jBS Cargill or national have any restrictions on doing it one way or the other for insurance reasons? REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Thu, Oct 30 2014 08:51 PM CST
TOM WEST
WEST LIVESTOCK TRANSPORTATION
SIOUX CITY, IA
800-232-8443

Posts: 3

I personally would always put a few in the nose. Have you ever hit your breaks on a turn and felt it push you? You need some weight there. Also there are some packers that if you have a dead won,t back you because of that. Please load it.

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Posted Sun, Nov 02 2014 11:24 PM CST
JOHN GARLAND
STAMPEDE TRUCKING LLC.
ELKO, NV
775-777-6266

Posts: 1

I don't think they have any problems with it I load the nose all the time

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Posted Mon, Nov 03 2014 01:35 AM CST
TIM & BARB MCCARTHY
TIM MCCARTHY TRUCKING, INC.
COZAD, NE
308-784-4750

Posts: 3

53' spread has 81' of floor space, a 48' tandem has 78' of floor space. Of course you load your nose.

No one has mentioned weight on the drivers, slide your fifth wheel ahead with 1 notch showing.

Load 2 or 3 in the front, 7 or 8 on the back, rest in the middle. Axle it out yourself and you'll know as each truck is a little different.

Those that don't load the nose must think cows bite.

Tim McCarthy

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