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Post Fri. Apr. 26, 2013 7:03 am

I'm getting tired of working on my coal storage problems and want a gravity wagon 150-500 bushels to store my rice. Other ideas would be welcome. I can load with my skid steer and pull it around without problems. Does anybody have any better ideas? Nothing fancy - horse farmer prices.

Got some general info and it's looks good:

Capacity of a Gravity (Grain) Wagon to Hold 6 Tons of Pea?

Of course, an auger system into 5 gall buckets or even one ton sacks that I have would be an added bonus.

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Post Fri. Apr. 26, 2013 7:11 am

As you well know,farmers don't give up old and worn out equipt too often unless it's completly unfixable or un usable. Look more towards farm/equipt auctions or older farm repair shops,they usually have lots of spare/junk/fixable equipt laying in the weeds.If it's staying on the farm,you won't need good running gear.

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Post Fri. Apr. 26, 2013 7:13 am

Yes I can drag it around wit the Cat so running gear is low on the list. High on the list is near Southern NYS as transport will kill me. I wish I could be like Poconoeagle. Give him a pile of iron filings and a hammer and he will create one.
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Post Fri. Apr. 26, 2013 12:04 pm

coalnewbie wrote:I'm getting tired of working on my coal storage problems and want a gravity wagon 150-500 bushels to store my rice. Other ideas would be welcome. I can load with my skid steer and pull it around without problems. Does anybody have any better ideas? Nothing fancy - horse farmer prices.

Got some general info and it's looks good:

Capacity of a Gravity (Grain) Wagon to Hold 6 Tons of Pea?

Of course, an auger system into 5 gall buckets or even one ton sacks that I have would be an added bonus.

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It's tough to come up with a solution if you don't know what the exact problem is............

Why do you need something portable?
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Post Fri. Apr. 26, 2013 12:42 pm

Hmm Steam, there goes that engineering training again and being a newly minted PE I would expect nothing less. Portability is a like to have thing as the coal store can be hidden from view when the over rich riders come to our humble establishment but when the SHTF I want it close where I can get at it. I was looking at 7' across round tank with a conical base and a 2" auger built in the base this morning that is real cheap ($400). My natural sense of cheapness may win out (again). Any other ideas out there?
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Post Fri. Apr. 26, 2013 1:30 pm

The round tank with auger doesn't sound like a bad deal. I haven't seen used gravity wagons for less than $1000.

2" auger sounds small. I haven't seen one less than 4" unless on a coal stoker.

Don't forget to think about how to drain water if it is an open top tank.
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Post Fri. Apr. 26, 2013 1:43 pm

Have any of you successfully used a vertical standing grain bin (feed bin) with conical discharge for coal storage and dispensing?

Something like the one seen in this link, only perhaps a bit larger (200-300 bushels): http://www.brockgrain.com/products.php?product_id=304
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Post Fri. Apr. 26, 2013 1:53 pm

Thats what I want... a big ole' silo next to my house :cry: I think are ole friend coalnebs is gettin' old :lol:

Why not just do like they did 100 years ago and have the truck back up to basement window that leads to a big coal bin in the basement?

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Post Fri. Apr. 26, 2013 2:04 pm

lsayre wrote:Have any of you successfully used a vertical standing grain bin (feed bin) with conical discharge for coal storage and dispensing?

Something like the one seen in this link, only perhaps a bit larger (200-300 bushels): http://www.brockgrain.com/products.php?product_id=304
If coal comes in wet and freezes....... These would work great if you want next to the house, the coal came in super dusty dry , and it does not leak water (beware of used ones). My old man is a corn burner and has one behind his house with a flex auger under the sidewalk, through the basement wall, twisting and turning to where it can dump directly over his corn hopper. :D Of course he and my brothers grow 5-6 hundred acres of the yellow gold!

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