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What is the longest wait time you’ve had at the grain elevator?

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30 Comments
  • Wes Boyd
    Posted at 13:53h, 15 July

    Two hours last year in Wray, CO. It was a surprise run in the farmers truck with no a/c and 110F out!

  • Jake Burgess
    Posted at 14:02h, 15 July

    45 minutes at local elevator. Have waited 6 hours at the soybean meal plant in Wichita.

  • Rod Luft
    Posted at 14:30h, 15 July

    4hrs

  • Kenneth Lund
    Posted at 14:54h, 15 July

    One year I waited 10 hours to dump a tandom load in Hemingford ne

  • Cindy Rector
    Posted at 15:04h, 15 July

    Hope I win!

  • Jack Tyrrell
    Posted at 15:06h, 15 July

    I’ve waited 6 hours while they were doing repairs

  • Paul E. Tomlinson
    Posted at 15:23h, 15 July

    3 hrs. hauling corn to processor

  • Trish
    Posted at 15:33h, 15 July

    6 hours….long lines to dump wheat

  • Mary Jo Maneth
    Posted at 15:44h, 15 July

    I’m the “go-fer” so I don’t haul grain

  • Dawn schemper
    Posted at 15:53h, 15 July

    A few years ago we were getting one to two loads dumped per day in Oklahoma. We took shifts moving them in line. It was awful.

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  • Kimberly Neumiller
    Posted at 15:55h, 15 July

    We would haul our corn in the winter and would go there the night before so we had a decent spot in line but we would still wait 6-7 hours after they opened at 7 am!

  • Jeff Crum
    Posted at 16:41h, 15 July

    6 hours not counting the overnight stay of 8… Rice season in Memphis in 1998….

  • Allen Walters
    Posted at 19:29h, 15 July

    my dad waited about 5 hours to unload beans back in 2009 elevator was taking in a bunch of beans other elevators had gotten all full and other place got swarmed!

  • Karen.
    Posted at 19:45h, 15 July

    Full days, sometimes longer than that, back when the Coors elevator accepted barley the day it was harvested rather than having everyone bin it.

  • Robert Hansen
    Posted at 21:22h, 15 July

    I have waited at Cargill in Houston texas for 3 days waiting on ship to come in. It was 1983 I think no A/C and over 100

  • Jan L. Severance
    Posted at 22:35h, 15 July

    6 hours at ADM in Velva with Canola. Several 2 hour waits at elevators with wheat harvest.

  • Steve
    Posted at 23:52h, 15 July

    I was in the same lines as Kenneth Lund was for 10 hours. those lines went on for about 3 days. The elevator guys would “mark” the line about 8 p.m. If you were behind the mark you just stayed in line for the next day.Did spend a lot of time shootin’ the breeze with everybody.

  • david
    Posted at 06:02h, 16 July

    I have waited for 2 to3 hours in -35 weather to dump canola at the local processor but yes my heater was working.

  • Randall Jackson
    Posted at 06:04h, 16 July

    I live n southern Oklahoma I rember 20yrs ago at the elevator ther was so many farmers that harvested their wheat that it was not unusual at all to wait at least a hour now 20yrs later the same. Elevator Has got 1 farmer that harvest wheat about 300acres all the farmers r grazing it out and the rest either quit or went broke very very sad

  • John Beardmore
    Posted at 07:06h, 16 July

    Hemingford, Nebraska. Between 5 and 6 hours with trucks lined up all through town. Combine drivers had time to nap between loads!

  • Marcy Aycock
    Posted at 07:15h, 16 July

    Three hours

  • Karen Hancock
    Posted at 07:45h, 16 July

    Back in the late 70s and hour and a half was not uncommon at the smaller elevators and the smaller trucks of farmers, but at our local elevator we don’t have to wait more than 15 to 30 minutes may be the longest wait now as they have 3 pits to dump in. Thank goodness we have as many local elevators in our area that we do for hauling grain to!

  • alan kuntz
    Posted at 08:48h, 16 July

    8 hours by the union time clock or 24 hours by my wrist watch ….waiting for someone to replace belts on the pit conveyor.

  • Judy
    Posted at 09:45h, 16 July

    luckily not the truck driver 🙂

  • FRANK DIETRICH
    Posted at 11:31h, 16 July

    12 hours

  • magne kåre tuhus,norway
    Posted at 12:37h, 16 July

    We have to make reservations.It usually runs pretty smooth.

  • cdsjerry
    Posted at 15:12h, 16 July

    Do overnights to dump corn count?

    If not my longest wait was probably only about an hour and a half. Most of our hauls are to Hutchinson, KS terminal and even when the lines are over a half mile long they move pretty quickly.

  • Lawrence Henry
    Posted at 22:02h, 16 July

    3 hours.

  • paul reeve
    Posted at 02:43h, 17 July

    10 hrs,but it feels like a lifetime!!!