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New coal bin

Posted: Wed. Mar. 13, 2019 7:24 pm
By: Symonds86
Picked this up today to use for my coal bin. Thinking I will spin the tub around power it with an electric motor and remove the upward facing auger so it will auger out the back into an auger in my lean to that fills my hopper. Needs a little reinforcement work but pretty solid. Should hold close to 3 ton and can take it and get it filled

Re: New coal bin

Posted: Wed. Mar. 13, 2019 8:22 pm
By: coaledsweat
Should hold about 2, 2 1/2 tons?

Re: New coal bin

Posted: Wed. Mar. 13, 2019 8:26 pm
By: Symonds86
Yea math came out at 113 cubic feet

Re: New coal bin

Posted: Tue. Mar. 26, 2019 11:17 am
By: Symonds86
I have been doing a little work on the bin cutting unnecessary things off and setting it up to unload out the back without the "spout". Do any of you guy with auger bin experience no if a 220v 2.5 hp motor will start and run the auger in the bottom it's a 5 inch auger about 6 ft long, it came in the grain wagon. I will have a 3 inch pulley on motor and 13 on auger. These are things I had or srounged up cheap so would like to use them if possible

Re: New coal bin

Posted: Tue. Mar. 26, 2019 11:50 am
By: swyman
Symonds86 wrote:
Tue. Mar. 26, 2019 11:17 am
I have been doing a little work on the bin cutting unnecessary things off and setting it up to unload out the back without the "spout". Do any of you guy with auger bin experience no if a 220v 2.5 hp motor will start and run the auger in the bottom it's a 5 inch auger about 6 ft long, it came in the grain wagon. I will have a 3 inch pulley on motor and 13 on auger. These are things I had or srounged up cheap so would like to use them if possible
That will put you around 400 rpm, should work but if it doesn't just put a larger pulley on the auger.

Re: New coal bin

Posted: Tue. Mar. 26, 2019 12:18 pm
By: Symonds86
Thank you sir

Re: New coal bin

Posted: Tue. Mar. 26, 2019 5:48 pm
By: Symonds86
Got a chance to take some picsof what's done so far now waiting on bearings to show up and I have to get some 1 inch shaft for auger

Re: New coal bin

Posted: Tue. Mar. 26, 2019 6:24 pm
By: McGiever
There's a smart man...he'll be throwing all his coal buckets and coal shovels away very soon... :P

Re: New coal bin

Posted: Tue. Mar. 26, 2019 9:15 pm
By: 2001Sierra
Nice welds! You are looking good.

Re: New coal bin

Posted: Wed. Mar. 27, 2019 11:40 am
By: swyman
Was there some type of cover over the auger? I assume there was and you will need it to meter how much coal gets into the auger.

Re: New coal bin

Posted: Wed. Mar. 27, 2019 12:41 pm
By: Symonds86
There wasnt any kind of cover when I got it but I was curious if and how big of one I should add

Re: New coal bin

Posted: Wed. Mar. 27, 2019 1:06 pm
By: McGiever
Have seen others here who used large notches in continuos cover with external lever to adjust every notch to rotate wide to narrow and back for the entire length...metered control for no jams due to auger being totally buried...

Re: New coal bin

Posted: Wed. Mar. 27, 2019 1:55 pm
By: swyman
Symonds86 wrote:
Wed. Mar. 27, 2019 12:41 pm
There wasnt any kind of cover when I got it but I was curious if and how big of one I should add
All the ones I have seen in combines are just sheet metal bent to a 90 and have a couple inch gap all along. I could get some pics and a measurement for you? What size coal you going to run?

Re: New coal bin

Posted: Wed. Mar. 27, 2019 2:53 pm
By: Symonds86
Thay would be great if you could I am going to be running rice

Re: New coal bin

Posted: Wed. Mar. 27, 2019 4:28 pm
By: lzaharis
It would be better if you purchased a couple lengths of channel iron and tack welded them on both ends of the trailer to allow the coal to be reclaimed from the center or simply have one long piece of channel or angle iron that is 3/4 the length of the grain trailer so that the auger is not completely buried risking a broken shear pin and no coal moving along.