This question always comes up when we are talking with new clients. The simple answer is that it depends on how you package it into your truck. There are a few different methods that farmers have utilized to get the most weight in a truck. All of these methods will pertain to a 53′ enclosed trailer.
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500 lb Super Sacks on Pallets – 26,000 lbs
This is one of the most common methods when it comes to shipping hemp. You can fit 26 standard pallets (48″ x 40″), if you orient them correctly, in one 53′ dry van. One super sack can fit on a pallet but the key is to double-stack the super sacks prior to loading them so you can get 1,000 lbs per pallet.
Using this method you’ll effectively get 26,000 lbs on one 53′ truck. It will require less manual labor but you will want a forklift/tractor and a pallet jack.
Varied Weight Super Sacks without Pallets – 20,000 to 30,000 lbs
This method is cumbersome and difficult to measure. If you don’t have pallets but you have a bunch of super sacks you will only have one choice — Stack and place as many super sacks as you can into the trailer. We have seen upwards of 80 super sacks in one trailer which is roughly 30,000 lbs.
I wouldn’t recommend this method because it is very labor intensive and has a higher risk of sacks falling over and breaking loose.
Baled Hemp on a Flatbed – 36,000 to 42,000 lbs
This is by far the most efficient way to ship the largest amount of hemp per truck. A lot of farmers use a wrapping baler with film rolls that can wrap close to 60 three-thousand pound bales per hour!
You can fit up to 12-14 bales on each truck, this comes out to 36-42K lbs per truck. If you don’t have the equipment to do this it would be best rent it out.
If you have more questions involving how to move your hemp efficiently we can help.
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