Discussion in 'Stock Talk' started by marco, Sep 22, 2017.
A friend told me today he was quoted I think 2k plus vat for a 4.5T bin. And 2200 for a 6T.
Access is poor in the meal shed here. The roof is high enough to tip an 18 ft trailer but you won't work a lorry there. I'm thinking about getting a load blown in from the outside. What size pipe will I need to suit the lorry?
I'd say they'd have several pipes for their lorry, one that used to deliver here years ago had 4 lengths that clipped together. Ring the delivery man or sales rep and ask if he has extra pipes?
I'm thinking about making up a lenght of pipe and fixing it to the wall outside and making it a permanent job.
On an old shed of mine I bolted a 5' length of 4" pipe and an elbow,saved me from holding the pipe every time.
Ya it's four inch they have on the lorries. They will blow it in without a permanent pipe fixed. But it would be nicer set up properly. It's a Job we need to do here where we blow in the cattle meal.
How many feet of a blow from the door to the back peter?
It's open ended at the other side but it the bay is about twenty foot deep. I'll take a few pictures tomorrow.
20ft is not really a long blow, any blower lorry should have that much pipe up
Where are the mudguards gone off the Moffet
I bent one a few years ago and took the set off then to keep them safe from any more harm. It's on my to-do list to fix them
@Peter any issue with vermin in an open shed like that? Also, any issue with moisture damaging feed?
I've poison down but I'd still see the odd rat but never an infestation of them. No issues with feed damaged by moisture. It's not there long enough to go off
Would it be worth putting a cyclone on the end of the pipe to keep the dust down Peter ?
Make sure they are clearly labled.
A rep was telling me of a lad that hooked up to a downspout in the dark! It went down the side of the shed to the other end..... It was dark.... It fitted the description!
Only a 5t drop luckilly!
I'm thinking about making a box up at the end of the pipe to do that.
Any ideas welcome.
Do you have lorries that unload with augers?
I buy nuts and its cheaper to auger unload (10 inch) than have them blown, so I bought a top fill bin 1400e for 4 tonne.
No blown or tipped would be options over here .
Some good news. Just before christmas the dep of ag announced that the Tams grant would be available for stand alone meal bins which means that beef, suckler or sheep farmers could avail of grant without having to install a parlor feeding system. No details on it yet, but I expect that they will be taking applications in a few weeks.