1989 - Volume #13, Issue #5, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Bushel Gauge For Grain BinsRetired Iowa State ag engineer Dale Hull came up with a simple way to keep track of how much grain is in each bin on his farm near Ames, Iowa. On the back inside wall of the bin, he mounts a 1 by 6-in. board from the floor to the eve. The board is marked off every 12 in. like a ruler with easy-to-read red numbers.
To tell how much grain is left in a bin, he simply calculates how much grain per foot each bin holds. In a 24 ft. dia. bin, for example, there's 362 bu. per foot of grain, Hull told FARM SHOW.
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