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Silo Made Out Of Old Oil Tank
Here's what we recently did with a big fuel tank. My Dad, Marvin Carpenter, doubled his beef cow herd and needed extra feed. He decided that a small silo would be the easiest way to get the extra feed to cattle. He couldn't justify the cost of a new silo so he made his own. He used an old oil tank 10 ft. in dia. and 25 ft. high. I cut the top off and cut out doors in the side, just like a silo. Dad used 2 by 4ęs and old tin to make the chute over the doors. The tank cost $450 plus $300 to have it hauled and placed up on end. The silo, which we store corn silage in, sits on a gravel base. There's a 40 by 2-ft. concrete apron around it, and we simply use a pitchfork to pitch silage out of the silo onto the feed area. (Steve Carpenter, 3791 Cooperider Rd., Somerset, Ohio 43783; ph 740-743-2902)

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1999 - Volume #23, Issue #2