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Post By: ASea » Sun. Aug. 19, 2018 10:09 pm

Has anyone built a coal bin on top of a standard 40"x48" pallet. About how much coal would that hold? Thinking of building one to keep in my garage or basement and be able to move it around with a pallet jack.

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Post By: 2001Sierra » Sun. Aug. 19, 2018 10:28 pm

4 x 4 x 8 holds 3 tons, you are close to half.

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Post By: McGiever » Mon. Aug. 20, 2018 12:28 pm

IBC Totes are ready made for a bin aside from cutting the plastic top for loading. Pictures have been posted here previously.

Remember that for gravity loading the delivery truck dump bed must be situated at a high elevation.

At a coal yard a front end loader could raise scoop loads higher also to low trailer mounted IBC.
At a coal yard a forked bobcat could move IBC to ground level if required for filling.

These 275 gallon hold ~2000lbs...330 gallon hold a bit more. Craig'slist will be a source.

Here is some discussion... IBC Tote Users ...
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Post By: freetown fred » Mon. Aug. 20, 2018 12:34 pm

That'll work real well A. :)
ASea wrote:
Sun. Aug. 19, 2018 10:09 pm
Has anyone built a coal bin on top of a standard 40"x48" pallet. About how much coal would that hold? Thinking of building one to keep in my garage or basement and be able to move it around with a pallet jack.

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Post By: ASea » Tue. Aug. 21, 2018 11:33 pm

freetown fred wrote:
Mon. Aug. 20, 2018 12:34 pm
That'll work real well A. :)
Fred the idea was to build on top so I could move it around. Ill check out the totes. Maybe bagged for now

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Post By: lsayre » Wed. Aug. 22, 2018 5:57 am

If you are scooping or shoveling the coal off the top, open top super-sacks are way easier to use than IBC's (plastic totes). And super-sacks are made to reside upon pallets. Way less expensive than IBC's also.

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Post By: McGiever » Wed. Aug. 22, 2018 3:39 pm

lsayre wrote:
Wed. Aug. 22, 2018 5:57 am
If you are scooping or shoveling the coal off the top, open top super-sacks are way easier to use than IBC's (plastic totes). And super-sacks are made to reside upon pallets. Way less expensive than IBC's also.
Getting them empty is only half of the solution. ;)

Gravity flow from a added slide gate from a tote.
And I get totes from $15-$30. each. :)

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Post By: wilder11354 » Sun. Oct. 14, 2018 7:58 am

coal bin 2.JPG
built on pallets
coal bin 1.JPG
aluminum frame for sheet roofing metal, hinge pins go into open end of lid frames.
holds approx 6300 ponds full. can make yours higher to hold more or add two more pallets for length.

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