13 Jul 235 min 54 sec

Chad just bought himself a new grain trailer from Demco. Here is what he really likes about it.

00:00 Coming at you from Garrett Land and Cattle, where we're doing a field day today for extreme ag and we're talking about semi-trailers that haul grain, grain trailers, 00:07 as maybe you call 'em Chad Henderson. My favorite guy I talked to about equipment I in all of extreme ag. Mm-hmm. You just bought two of these. First thing I noticed is made of steel, 00:16 not aluminum. And you said, I'm gonna tell you about all that stuff. So tell me about it. These are, uh, these are a different look than 00:22 Usual. It's, it's a different look for a lot of people up here in the north, you know, and, and people do use it. One thing is, you know, 00:28 they'll use a lot of aluminum trailers because it's a lot of snow and salt and things like that. You know, we won't corrode the trailer, you know. Um, 00:33 on the other hand we'll use steel trailers down in the south because we don't get that as much. Right. And number two is, 00:39 I'm fortunate as a farmer where we farm at not to be real far from market. So if I'm not real far from market, I'm not always worried about trying to, 00:46 you know, go the longest distance. You know, people travel two or three hours to deliver their grain to market. Well they need to get every bit they can and still be legal for the scales of 00:55 the state paying. So are we're talking about there, the person's like, wait a minute, cause this is heavier. Yeah. Obviously steel steel weighs more than aluminum. 01:02 Yep. And if I'm gonna be constantly, my runs are, you know, a hundred miles to market, 01:07 I'm gonna want to have this light of trailers so that way the pounds that are on the trailer to be legal, which are 80, 80,000 pounds or Right. 01:12 Something that's right. Then it's mostly corn or soybeans and not, uh, steel. That's, you're saying that's not as big of a concern for me. 01:18 Cause I don't usually haul more than 15 miles. Yeah, that's right. We got a shorter distance and we can stay off of the interstate, you know, and, 01:23 and, and weigh what we need to weigh to be in compliance with those things. So, and we, 01:27 and we're in smaller fields and we coming out of ditches and crossing stuff and sometimes, you know, it's been known that the steel trailers stouter for that. 01:34 You Know, stouter meaning you're gonna get banged up. Okay. Between you and me when I see you're my favorite guy's, 01:39 extreme man to talk about equipment with. If we're gonna talk about durability, we do have to bring in the Garrett factor because I think if you gave that here 01:45 for season, if you give Garrett at Atlantic Cow, particularly Kelly, I think if you give him an anvil and a rock, he'd bring 'em both back broken. 01:51 He would, Hey, you could take a rubber mallet and he could destroy this trailer with like, and this is a nice trailer. Like, he'd be like, well see what happened was, 01:59 yeah, I fell down the amble hit the trailer. Right. He's always got this story. So you're saying that this is more durable? Yes. And that's not as big of a reason for you, but you, 02:07 it's not because you're hard on equipment the way Kelly Garrett is, but the reason you say you're going through some rough stuff, you got ditches. 02:13 Well, we just have to do smaller fields. So when you get a bigger farm or bigger fields, you know, then you can have one spot to load at, you know, and it's, okay, well that's, 02:20 that's all right. The trailer can get right out on the road. There's not a big deal if you have smaller patches, 02:24 you may not get a cart there and you going run the trailer in the field, load it up, run back out, you know, so it's, and every farm is different, 02:30 you know, so people may have a few of these and a few aluminum trailers and, and it's just an option. It's a tool in the toolbox. It's, you know, 02:36 it's just something And all the tools you have. So, answer me this, uh, Chad. Okay. Besides the steel versus aluminum, 02:42 what differences are there in this piece of equipment that you notice? So this is our first year. We're, we're just now running these trailers. 02:50 We got a couple of 'em at the shop and we are seeing, you know, just now starting to pull 'em. But what we like about is the, 02:56 is the I-beam here. We like the way it's, we like this flat side. It's easier to keep clean, you know, and then, 03:01 and then the I beam here on the side of it, it don't protrude as much. I like that part of it. And these are all options. 03:06 A lot of things I'm talking about's, just stuff that's for meat. Um, we like the height we run in out, we like the half of the hoppers. 03:11 These are what you call, what be called a ag hopper. And you see how high they are off the ground. So let's us get over more terrain, you know? Well 03:17 When you fall, we're off ground, which they have here in Iowa. You have some stuff down there. I can see that make a difference. 03:21 Cuz you know what, now you're pointing out, this is why I always talk to you about equipment. You break down stuff and you give observations that after you say it, I see it. 03:28 You know, Why we do that. You know why I do that? It's not because I just like, oh, I know that right there. No, everything I talk about, 03:33 it's stuff that I done tore up, right? Like I've already tore that up. I know that honey, that hopper was too lower. 03:37 I shouldn't have crossed that terrace. You know, I shouldn't have went out that ditch. I hung it up on it real Quick. Compared to some semi-trailers that haul grain, uh, grain trailers. 03:44 Isn't this like six rain inches higher? Oh, it's probably more than that. 12 inches higher. It may be. It may maybe be eight to 10 inches higher. Okay. 03:50 So that's a cool deal. Anything else? Uh, We like the side glasses. Yeah. Yeah. With sight glasses you can see in it. See what you got. Now obviously, you know, you get in a dusty crop and here, uh, 04:00 two or three loads in, you had to get in there, wipe 'em off if you can or something, you know, you know, stuff happens where they seal up. But it's nice to have, you know, 04:07 mean just to see what you got in. You walk Back to the bag. Uh, you talked about the rims and things like that. Is there anything that's, 04:12 that markedly different from this versus any other green trailer? I Mean, not that, not that we've seen so far. You know, it's just a, 04:18 it's just a nice piece. You know, the workmanship in it, the craftsmanship in it. You start looking around it, you know, maybe, 04:23 maybe there was grumblings put where the electrical system goes. There's a lot of little bitty things like that that happen on these trailers 04:28 when you walk around. You know, sometimes they'll just cut a hole, run a wire out of it. Well that's all good for the first year or two. Well, 04:34 five years in, we'd done rubbed a hole in the wire. It shorted system in. Right, right. So, I mean, it's just none thing 04:38 Having rubber insulators, basically just what, Building a better Product. What's a grain trailer? Grain semi trailer normally last for you? 04:45 How many Years? Oh man, we'd drag 'em for like 15 or 20 years. You know, they'd go down the road sideways and stuff, you know, 04:50 they got a big bow in 'em and everything, you know. But on for the most part, we, we love to trade 'em every 10 years. Okay. You know, 04:56 we'll try to roll one in, roll one out every 10 years. Uh, I'd love to do it every three or four, you know. But you know, 05:00 there's other things on the farm that we need and sometimes when we make these purchases, we have to make a blast. So, 05:05 Uh, get me outta here. I think that, uh, you know, uh, you've shown us some differences about this green trailer versus the ones I've normally seen up and down the road. Um, these gonna catch ons. The steel, 05:14 the steel thing will, We'll let you know. We're gonna be having a lot of videos out on what to do, how they handled, how they handled certain stress, how they didn't, um, 05:22 what things, what we looking at, what we can improve, not improve. There'll be a lot coming. We'll start hauling wheat with 'em here pretty soon. 05:28 Go into the corn crop and then right into the bean crop. So we're gonna give him a workout. We hope we give him a workout anyway. 05:33 Good Lord. Willy, we get a ray in, into South. We give these trailers a workout. Right. 05:37 Got it. Stink. Tuned for more extreme ag Do farmers where you'll find all of our cool videos. Like I said, Chad, my favorite guy. Talk about equipment and machinery with, 05:43 because he kind of gets into it. And you know what, once he gets into it, I do too. Mm-hmm. He's Chad, I'm Damian. Thanks for being here. Until next time.

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