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Read 40

Discussion in 'Screen/Wash Plants' started by sllimec47, Dec 1, 2021.

  1. sllimec47

    sllimec47 Member

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    Hi, looking to get a used Read 40 or equivalent type. Does anyone have an opinion on what I should be spending? The pricing seams to be all over the place. Thanks
     
  2. dieseldog5.9

    dieseldog5.9 Senior Member

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    Seems 30G for one that is in decent shape, 25 for one that needs all new screens and such.
     
  3. RGProducts

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    We have a Read 40 and I’m trying to find out what the best secondary screen would be for topsoil. Any recommendations?
     
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    Tags Senior Member

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    All depends on how wet the soil is. A 1/2 is great, but if it’s wet it'll just gum up the lower screen. I have used a 3/4” lower and a 2 1/2-3” top screen, lots of pebbles. I’ve had pretty good success with a lower harp screen too. No matter what you use wet soil will be a PIA. Are you using for your own jobs or selling it?
     
  5. RGProducts

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    Soil has been stockpiled for a while and should be quite dry. I was looking at using a 5/8 on bottom and have a 2” on top. I was curious about the difference/benefits between the standard woven(square) and slotted(harp?) styles. Is one better than another for topsoil? I have a bunch of soil from building my driveway and workshop, so I plan to sell it, not use it(not much anyway). Thanks for the response!