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    Re: Anybody using MAQS on singles

    It looks like it will take a long time to learn the right dose of MAQS to use. I'm glad we did not treat the whole outfit the first time, but I kind of wish we had tested a smaller sample the first...
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    Re: Anybody using MAQS on singles

    Well, darn. Looks like one of those rare times where no one else has anything to say. We just put a half of a pallet of them on to give them a try, so here is what I know so far.
    The dosage is way...
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    Re: Southeast Texas Pollen in January

    The pollen we get this time of year (just west of College Station) is from water elm. If there are any creek bottoms near, I'm betting that's it.
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    I have to agree with everything Trevor said. At one time the Hummer was the best, but it's not now. And yes, the 2014 Swingers have a Kabota in them. I bought the last one they made with a Cummins...
  5. Re: What's your favorite forkilft/loader, and why?

    You know, there is no "best" forklift for everyone. Some guys have a lot more money to work with than others. Some guys like forklifts others do not. I for one, do not like skid steer lifts. They are...
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    Re: Flat deck truck ?

    My 10 wheeler is not good in the mud. When you "lock" the rear end in, it only spins one wheel on each axle. (the right one on one, and the left one on the other). I know a big beek, (25k hives) who...
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    Re: Commercial trucking costs

    MN- that is a nice looking rig. A Volvo I assume? We bought a Kenworth because it was the best used truck we could find for a price we were willing to pay. They ride nice, but they do not get as good...
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    Re: Flat deck truck ?

    Ben, the top-kick you showed us would be perfect. My nephew has one so I know a bit about them. They haul 72 hives at a time on 4-way pallets, plus pull a forklift. (old swinger 100, or Hummerbee...
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    Re: Commercial trucking costs

    You are very right. If you are hauling bees on a trailer that big, you need a DOT number, and annual inspection, and you had better stop at weigh stations. Anything over 10K GVW has to do that. Man,...
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    Re: Commercial trucking costs

    RAK, I think a guy could make some good money hauling bees IF you drive it yourself. But every trucking company I have talked to says finding drivers is very hard. I would think finding one who wants...
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    Re: Commercial trucking costs

    OK, sorry guys. I really, really never wanted to buy a semi. But sometimes you have to do something rad. Now as for RAK's question, no I do not haul any other bees or anything else on my truck. I...
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    Re: Commercial trucking costs

    Well, I have always said that I don't know 'nothing about 'nothing, but I'm pretty sure this thread is aimed right at me. I guess since I'm the only one here who owns his own semi, I need a lesson...
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    Re: Flat deck truck ?

    First of all, those high hp pick-up truck numbers come from high rpm engines. My Freightliner has 325 hp, but that is at 1500 rpm. (that is with a 8.5liter 4 cyl. engine)
    As for leaving the trucking...
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    Re: Flat deck truck ?

    I'm a long way from a big outfit, but I guess I am somewhat large for this forum. I do not run one ton type trucks at all. We have four 2500 HD pickups with flat beds on them that we use for checking...
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    Re: Flat deck truck ?

    Good grief!!!!This is why I do not come here often. Yes I know that an F550 is a ton-and-a-half truck, but that is not my point. The guy is short on money. Good used F550's that are not beat to death...
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    Re: Flat deck truck ?

    Well it's been a long time since I have been here, and threads like this are why. You said you were short of money and these guys are talking about their $50,000 one ton trucks. If you are a...
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    Re: Swinger 1k loader

    When you call swinger, ask for Mark Brown. He is real helpful. He is the one who sent the 1K down to Texas last year. He is the one at swinger who is trying to get back into the beekeeping buisness.
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    Re: International 4300 vs Freightliner M2

    I have a friend who just bought one of those trucks last year. He really likes it. The reason for the lower gears in the auto is because the auto trans has a taller high gear. It will run about the...
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    Re: International 4300 vs Freightliner M2

    Our Freightliner gvw is 52000. It has a 9 speed and the Detroit series 50 at 315 hp. It gets 9-10 mpg, depending on how its loaded. And, on long trips it will run 70 mph all day. The int. has a DT...
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    Re: International 4300 vs Freightliner M2

    I own an Int. and a Freightliner. 4700 and FL106. We like the Freightliner better if for no other reason than it turns a lot tighter than the Int. (and I mean a lot tighter!!) It will turn around in...
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    Re: Bobcat or Tractor

    I have no idea why I keep answering these things, but here go's. I was thinking of moving bees, not shipping a machine cross-country. You have to take the forks off a Hummer or a swinger to get it to...
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    Re: Bobcat or Tractor

    I dont know anyone who puts a swinger or Hummerbee on a truck sideways. I dont think any of them would fit. Most of us use trailers. The new swinger fit on my Hummerbee trailer like it was made for...
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    Re: Bobcat or Tractor

    We picked up two pallets of steel-ply with the swinger, and only one with the hummer. Now the hummer may have been able to pick up 1 1/4 or so but the swinger put it to shame. I have picked up 2500...
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    Re: Bobcat or Tractor

    I liked it a lot. It is built like a tank, with axles and a center joint that has to be seen to be believed. It rides very smooth, has pretty much unlimited room for tall guys, and will lift almost...
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    Re: Bobcat or Tractor

    I listed my old swinger 100 in the for sale section, so if you need one, check it out.
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