1992 - Volume #16, Issue #1, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
World's First Silo MoverOne of the most ambitious farm shop projects we've ever seen is this "worlds first" silo-moving machine built by North Dakota farmer Walter Grotte and his son Barry, of Finlay, N. Dak. (ph 701 524-2323). They back the machine to an upright Harvestore silo, load it intact onto the mover, haul it down the road at 40 mph, then set it back up at the new site.
"Our going rate for moving silos is right at $10,000, about half of what silo companies charge. In most cases, we can complete the job in two days. We also move large dryers, bins and tanks," says Walter. "For silos, we build a supporting framework inside the silo to keep it from collapsing when laying flat on the trailer."
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