1988 - Volume #12, Issue #4, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Portable Bin Prevents Grain Hauling DelaysHarvest-time "logjams" caused by grain-hauling delays can be eliminated with a new portable bin built by a Canadian farmer who now manufactures the unit.
Stan Wiskel, who farms near Boyle, Alberta, designed his bin from the bottom up. The OW bu. hopper-bottom bin rides on t u wheels. The wheels are removed in the field and the bin lowered to the ground on skids. The bottom of the hopper rests on the ground, supporting the major part of the weight of the 10-ft. tall bin, which measures 12 by 12 ft. at the top of the hopper.
Most farmer position the bin at the edge of a field to receive all the grain, or just an occasional load to keep the combine moving. If grain is being hauled directly to an elevator, it can be used to store grain after hours.
Wiskel builds the bin with wood panels and an angle iron frame. It weighs 2,500 lbs. empty and pulls easily behind a 1/2-ton pickup. He says he also uses it as a holding bin when drying or cleaning grain and to hold seed at planting time.
Sells for $3,000 (Canadian).
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Stan Wiskel, Rt.1, Boyle, Alberta T0A 0M0 Canada (ph 403 675-2405).
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