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Unused grain bin turned into tractor storage shed
George Wiemers, Greenview, Ill., used a cutting torch to turn an unused 6,000 bu. grain bin into a storage shed for his tractor and scraper.
In cutting out the door opening, he shaped it to match the tractor's outline. "I did this so I wouldn't have to cut away any more metal than necessary," says Wiemers. He didn't do any extra framing around the edges of the opening, nor does he use the cutout portion as a door. The opening faces to the east.
"Keeping a tractor out of the rain and weather makes more sense than filling a bin with $5 soybeans, keeping them 6 months, then selling them for $4.75," Wiemers says. When he made the conversion, the 6,000 bu. bin was still suitable for grain but he no longer needed the storage space. "Once you've converted a bin to machinery storage, there's no converting back," he points out.


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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2