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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    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.
     
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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.
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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!
     
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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:
     
  18. paysan en france

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    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.
     
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    No blown or tipped would be options over here .
     
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    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.
     
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    Never did anything since about making up a pipe. Blew in a load this morning this way and it worked the finest. The only problem is having to be there.
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    Was only talking to a lad that delivers bulk on Saturday. He was saying 4” sewer pipe is ideal and has had several lads put it in that are trying to fill sheds like yours . Just don’t touch the pipe with out gloves the static shock is severe . Can bolt the correct fittings straight on to the sewer pipe .
     
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    I would not do that as the dust might explode. We used a blower to move grain through sewer pipe and at night the flash was unbelievable.
     
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    We have sewer pipe for blowing into our meal store at home. Been there for 15 years now and never had an issue with it.
     

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