We left Santa Rosa, California this morning. First stop was back to the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Vacaville, California to be reunited with our pickup.
Gladys was still in the parking lot and unmolested.
Joe took his front truck off of his trailer and parked it out of the way.
Next was to prepare the trailer for Gladys to be driven up.
Normally I drive the pickup onto the trailer but since it has been getting a bit unpredictable Joe decided he would do it. He has a way with us girls that have a habit of acting out once in a while 🙂
We got the ramps put away and made the trailer ready to have Joe’s truck hook back up.
It is good to have everyone back together 🙂
When we first drove onto the Lowe’s lot there was a truck and driver there filling bags with sand. I had to find out how this thing worked. The driver, Dale, wasn’t shoveling the sand from the truck into the bags. The truck, itself, was making it happen. Dale had to make sure the bags were lined up properly.
MSU Bulk is the name of the company. This conveyor system and only one other are it for the whole US.
This trailer is a “Live Floor” because the conveyor belt runs the length of the trailer bed. As the rubber conveyor belt turns the sand, gravel, and stone are delivered via the tail gate at the back.
Each bag holds 1,000 pounds of sand. Dale delivers to Home Depot and Lowe’s. The “ears” on each bag allow a forklift to move them around. The bags are delivered to a home owner or to a construction site where the buyer does the hard work of shoveling the contents where needed.
MSU Bulk also has bags with a covered hole in the bottom that can be easily opened releasing the contents in particular areas to be spread around.
It is fascinating for me when I find genius ideas someone has created to make a job easier and faster to do.
Hope you enjoyed this new bit of information. The weekend is nearly here and the weather seems to be holding good for outdoor family fun.
Enjoy your Friday.
p.s. I forgot to put the picture in of the bags of sand 😦
Now you can get ready for Friday and the weekend 🙂