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Hey Guys!
I'd like to know how many 100 lb, 3 string bales are able to be hauled on:
48' Flatbed
53' Flatbed
48' Stepdeck
53' Stepdeck
Thanks!
Assuming a roughly 30,000 lb. empty weight, I would say about 500. Tight alfalfa bales will gross weight before it becomes an oversized load.
 

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Ok, so you get an extra 50 bales!
Not all Alfalfa small sq bales weight 100#s. The way my calculator determines the gross weight of the load I was referring to is 620 X 80#s = 49,600#s + truck/trailer of 25,000#s is under 80,000#s by a few 1000#s but I didn't drive across a scale between Artesia,Nm & N Texas to determine for sure. DOT scales weren't as plentiful in the 80's as they are today.
 

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Hey Guys!

I'd like to know how many 100 lb, 3 string bales are able to be hauled on:

48' Flatbed
53' Flatbed
48' Stepdeck
53' Stepdeck

Thanks!
The only answer is you need to know the weight of each piece of equipment. Because 80,000 gross is all that is legal. With nice bales I assume all could be overweight without being over height.

But the last alfalfa hay I bought showed up as a closer to 90,000 gross than 80,000 load. It was not on the brokers own truck,so no idea who made the decision to haul that much load.
 
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