Moving a free Grain bin
Posted 16 May 2006 - 09:02 PM
New Ulm MN, Home of Schell, Hauenstein, and Grain Belt beer
6588, 756gas, 424, 300, 400Diesel, M, H, 1460AF. Fritsche Farms Reg Guernseys, 32 milking cows plus young stock.
Let me tell you what Melba Toast is packin' right here, all right. We got 4:11 Positrac outback, 750 double pumper, Edelbrock intake, bored over 30, 11 to 1 pop-up pistons, turbo-jet 390 horsepower. We're talkin' some ****in' muscle.
Posted 17 May 2006 - 05:13 AM
Be careful hauling it on a trailer in one piece. Two local men, brothers that farmed together, were both electrocuted hauling a bin home that way.
I would have to say the same thing. It may be different where you are Andrew, but around here powerlines aren't any higher than 15 feet in most places, unless they are main lines, then they might be 25 feet. I would recommend jacking it up and removing the bottom three or four rings. It would be a whole lot easier to brace then as well. You would have to take them apart sheet by sheet because I don't imagine it would be possible to line up all the holes again anyway for re-assembly in one piece, plus you couldn't get it moved in and out from between the bin jacks... Just be careful to mark every sheet as to where it came from so you can put it back in the same place. They will fit a lot better, even though every sheet is supposed to be identicle.
There was a guy north of me about 20 miles a few years back that moved a few bins with a big Chanook (sp?) helicopter he hired out of St. Louis. Everyone said that it worked slicker than snot, but I have no idea what it cost him. He basically welded square tube in an "X" across the bottom of each bin and stuck a chain through the top hole, hooked it to a hitch point welded into the middle of the "X". You can't hook to the roof, or the roof will pull off like a pop top on a beer can...
Also, let me say that I'm glad I don't have to help! From my experience it's a whole lot easier to build new bins than it is to move old ones, but hey, I understand since it's FREE!!
Tractors on the farm are: 300U, 2 460G's (one with a mounted 2-MH picker), 560G, 560D, Experimental 706D 856D, 5288. Green weenies (JD) 7320, 7820, 8420, 8430, 9420, 9770 STS BR combine. D-4 Cat.
Restored Fast Hitch tools: #412 plow (mechanical lift), #540 plow, #55 7 shank Chisel, #301 Carry-all, #21 Subsoiler
Other Fast Hitch tools, #463 cultivator (x2), #45 14' Field Cultivator, IH 5' FH Brush-hog, #400 4 bottom disk plow, #200 Blade
#46 White Demo Square Baler restored... #27 White Demo baler, very rusty
Nice old 615 combine
"The plow marks the path to civilization, but the rifle is a more effective agent for the immediate settlement of issues." Joseph A. Mudd 1909
Posted 17 May 2006 - 06:41 AM
Posted 17 May 2006 - 06:49 AM
Classics in the shed: Farmall 460G, Ferguson TO-20, TO-30, TO-35, F40, F40, Case VAC.
Classics outside: IH #10 Auger Wagon, AC 66 all-crop, '73 IH 1/2 ton 4x4, '51 Ford F-3.
Gone but not forgotten: AC B, Ford 861, TW-15, IH cub, 460DT, 656G, 766D, 1066, 3088.
Good riddance: JD A.
"I'll keep my freedom, my guns, my money, my religion, and you can keep the change" Hank Williams Jr.
Posted 17 May 2006 - 07:35 AM
Posted 17 May 2006 - 07:46 AM
1660cummins,cat 235 excavator,cat 953c crawler loader
currently want:2388,1200planter 12/23 row
"farm till its all gone"
me and my son planting corn with 1066 and 7200 12row planter in avatar