Feed/meal silo with auger

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  1. Blackwater boy

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    A friend told me today he was quoted I think 2k plus vat for a 4.5T bin. And 2200 for a 6T.
     
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  2. Peter

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    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?
     
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    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?
     
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    I'm thinking about making up a lenght of pipe and fixing it to the wall outside and making it a permanent job.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    How many feet of a blow from the door to the back peter?
     
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    It's open ended at the other side but it the bay is about twenty foot deep. I'll take a few pictures tomorrow.
     
  9. Blackwater boy

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    20ft is not really a long blow, any blower lorry should have that much pipe up
     
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    Some pictures.
    IMG_20181206_150324.jpg IMG_20181206_150408.jpg IMG_20181206_150426.jpg
     
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    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:Thumbp2:
     
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    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 :sweat:
     
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    Would it be worth putting a cyclone on the end of the pipe to keep the dust down Peter ?
     
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    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!
     
  17. Peter

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    I'm thinking about making a box up at the end of the pipe to do that.
    Any ideas welcome.:Thumbp2:
     

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