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Salvaged Elevator Equipment Used For Wet Holding Equipment
To help make harvest work flow more smoothly, Art Leefers, Carlinville, Ill., needed to find a large wet holding bin that would allow his combines to keep on working while grain dried.
After extensive scouting, he bought a 10,000 bu. bin and an 85-ft. elevator leg from a closed grain elevator. He had to disassemble them to get them to his farm and then refurbish them to get them into operating condition since they had sat idle for several years. For example, many of the buckets on the elevator were rusted out and had to be replaced.
Grain is dried automatically in a dryer next to the big holding bin and then augered to a horizontal storage building. Leefers, who feeds cattle in addition to raising grain, says the set up worked out so well he's looking for another holding bin. With all the elevator closings that have occured over the past decade, he expects to find what he needs at a bargain price.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Art Leefers, Rt. 3, Box 247A, Carlinville, Ill. 62626.

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1995 - Volume #19, Issue #3