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1 hour ago, Farmerboy72 said:

The steer's point of view.IMG_20220222_170938820_HDR.thumb.jpg.abab62655516d520eec1e19fbf5fd77e.jpg

I do like the pattern on the staves, very unique. Thats what I was hoping to see in this thread, A lot of silo manufacturers were regional so what is common in one place may never be seen in another.

Thanks for all the great pictures, keep them coming.

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Climbing the silos and being up there never bothered me. I don't like it as much anymore. It is a funny feeling being at the top and looking into that empty hole, a guy feels much safer when they are full. Not really sure why either. However worse than the silos is a grain leg! I was asked to do some welding on the top a 135 foot leg some years ago. I was laying on my back on the catwalk welding, when I removed my helmet to inspect the weld I was looking straight up at the sky. It was a nice day with clear blue sky, mostly. When a few clouds went by overhead I wasn't so sure if they were moving or me! Didn't like that feeling one bit. 

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On 2/21/2022 at 6:27 PM, farmall666 said:

I REMEMBER THE NAME KAST-RITE. ANYONE FAMILAR WITH MIDWEST SILO

yes I remember Midwest Madison Kast-Rite Northern Freeport Martin and others I cant recall.

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Hanson silos are the ones with the red checkerboard pattern at the top, correct? There are a couple of those around here but not many.

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16 minutes ago, rrr4quality said:

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One day I’d like to build a room on top of the silo at the farm, good views from up there!24FF35C2-6089-41DD-A380-66FCB88A5DD3.thumb.jpeg.1f8284ec38c90fa950368ae4ca45335c.jpeg

I've been wanting to do that with mine since the day I bought the place, some day. I would probably build multiple floors inside the silo with two flights of stairs going between each level. I also thought spiral staircase but if you slipped on the first step it would be a bumpy ride down. There are a couple around here that seem to be done really well.

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Here are a couple from the Biltmore Farm (Asheville, NC) where we did some work a couple years ago.  (Put in the cattle working system.)  They said the barn was built around 1900.

These are poured concrete, I think.20191021_172852.thumb.jpg.8dd48cddbf6f24005669a0747e52b177.jpg

 

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There is also an all-wooden silo that I drive by sometimes in Southwest Virginia.  I'll try to get a picture next time.

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On 3/6/2022 at 7:22 PM, TractormanMike.mb said:

Hanson silos are the ones with the red checkerboard pattern at the top, correct? There are a couple of those around here but not many.

Unsure on that, but ours are checkered black and white. 

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 I keep forgetting to take pictures of our last silo. Poured cement 20×60 built in 1970 and used until 2011. Used to be a 16×50 stave next to it that tipped over in 2011. 

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