Saturday, January 26, 2008

New Grain Hopper....


I talked to a neighbor today about an old grain bin/cattle feeder he has that is not being used. It's been sitting empty for a good number of years. It is actually one of the old "slap" feeders on stilts so cattle can use it easier. I will need to convert the bottom into a cone so it can be used as a bin, but that is really simple. It is already on legs, but I will need to replace the lumber under the "feet". There are a couple of rotten 4x6 timbers under it, but I hope to find a some good railroad ties to set it on. It will be a welcome addition to the farm. I plan on using it to hold LOTS of chicken feed.

I am not sure how much it will hold, but it is larger then the 80 bushel bin I already have. The top is also easier to open and close. I can't wait for the snow to melt a bit so we can get it home!
Another neighbor told me he would help get it on a trailer and move it. It SHOULDN'T be difficult to lower it onto the trailer - the hardest part will be UNloading it. We had to do it with the other bin I have, so it's been done before.

1 comment:

  1. You know that BIG 12X12 beam you have. Cut a couple pieces off and put them under the bin, salve two problems----you won’t have to figure out how to get it up in the air somewhere if it is under the bin.

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