Portable 1 Ton Feed Bin/Buggy

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Portable 1 Ton Feed Bin/Buggy

Post by ValleyView » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:22 am

Considering buying a 1 ton bumper pull feed bin. Lots of places around here have the GWS 1 ton models ranging from $1350-$1550. Having the bin would immediately lower my feed bill and save time and trips buying and stacking sacked feed as I’ve been buying ~600lbs at a time bc I store it I’m my 2 car garage in town.

I do not have access to front end loader or forks and don’t want to fool with hand filling an auger from a super sack from the back of the truck to a stationary bin so this seems to be my best option.

Does anyone have any experience with GWS products or feed savings by buying in bulk?

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Re: Portable 1 Ton Feed Bin/Buggy

Post by Atimm693 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:26 am

Have a bunch of their creep feeders. The hitches are too low and I don't really care for how they fasten the cow guards, but they're good otherwise.

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Re: Portable 1 Ton Feed Bin/Buggy

Post by circlebllc » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:13 pm

Several people use the side discharge portable feed bin. They seem to like them, but need a dry place to store them. Price drops with a ton bought, at a time. I buy 2.5 tons. Delivery is $30 for trucking. The bin will pay for itself very quickly.
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Re: Portable 1 Ton Feed Bin/Buggy

Post by ValleyView » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:56 pm

circlebllc wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:13 pm
Several people use the side discharge portable feed bin. They seem to like them, but need a dry place to store them. Price drops with a ton bought, at a time. I buy 2.5 tons. Delivery is $30 for trucking. The bin will pay for itself very quickly.
Can’t say that I’ve seen a side discharge GWS. Do you have a link? Also, I should’ve mentioned that do plan on storing outside until I rig up a small lean to to park under.
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Re: Portable 1 Ton Feed Bin/Buggy

Post by Till-Hill » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:10 pm

I have a Kory manufacturing 1 ton buggy. I really wish it was 3 ton. Group of calves on feed I typically only get 10 days out of a ton. I use it year round. Saves tons of time throwing bags

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Re: Portable 1 Ton Feed Bin/Buggy

Post by ValleyView » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:17 pm

Till-Hill wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:10 pm
I have a Kory manufacturing 1 ton buggy. I really wish it was 3 ton. Group of calves on feed I typically only get 10 days out of a ton. I use it year round. Saves tons of time throwing bags
The Kory’s looked to be better built than the GWS but I haven’t found a distributor or price for the 1 ton unit.

Yeah, I hope I don’t kick myself in a few years for only getting a 1 ton unit...
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Re: Portable 1 Ton Feed Bin/Buggy

Post by Till-Hill » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:20 pm

My kory has never been inside. Get some rain that runs down behind the slide but I use it daily so no worries. It is well built was $1575 few years ago. It came unhooked empty once and rolled down thru a ditch and not hardly a scratch. For price difference on Gws from 1 to 3 ton be hard not to buy 3 ton

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Re: Portable 1 Ton Feed Bin/Buggy

Post by TCRanch » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:55 pm

I don't remember what brand our 3 ton bin is, got it at Two Rivers CoOp. Came with a pin hitch so had a ball hitch welded on. Our 1 ton is a Versa Tote. We just haul it to the CoOp. They're kept in a 3 sided shed so somewhat protected from the elements and no rusting. Well worth the investment in my world!

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Re: Portable 1 Ton Feed Bin/Buggy

Post by Atimm693 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:29 pm

One other thing about those creep feeders, they put the crappiest cheap tires on them. Even with 60psi in them they look almost flat with a full load. Almost impossible to move with a full load.

Upgrade the tires if you plan on doing a lot of road travel.

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Re: Portable 1 Ton Feed Bin/Buggy

Post by ValleyView » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:24 pm

Thanks to all for the input, much appreciated!
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Re: Portable 1 Ton Feed Bin/Buggy

Post by ValleyView » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:35 am

Till-Hill wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:20 pm
My kory has never been inside. Get some rain that runs down behind the slide but I use it daily so no worries. It is well built was $1575 few years ago. It came unhooked empty once and rolled down thru a ditch and not hardly a scratch. For price difference on Gws from 1 to 3 ton be hard not to buy 3 ton
Kory didn’t have a distributor within 100 miles and was going to need to charge $1000 for shipping from Illinois. Had they been closer, I very likely would have gone this route as their models appeared better built for this price point.
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Re: Portable 1 Ton Feed Bin/Buggy

Post by Till-Hill » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:29 am

ValleyView wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:35 am
Till-Hill wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:20 pm
My kory has never been inside. Get some rain that runs down behind the slide but I use it daily so no worries. It is well built was $1575 few years ago. It came unhooked empty once and rolled down thru a ditch and not hardly a scratch. For price difference on Gws from 1 to 3 ton be hard not to buy 3 ton
Kory didn’t have a distributor within 100 miles and was going to need to charge $1000 for shipping from Illinois. Had they been closer, I very likely would have gone this route as their models appeared better built for this price point.
That was my problem too. I bought another just the top part no lid or wheels at a Mills Fleet Farm for $300, I use that under a low roof barn.

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Re: Portable 1 Ton Feed Bin/Buggy

Post by ValleyView » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:25 pm

Till-Hill wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:29 am
ValleyView wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:35 am
Till-Hill wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:20 pm
My kory has never been inside. Get some rain that runs down behind the slide but I use it daily so no worries. It is well built was $1575 few years ago. It came unhooked empty once and rolled down thru a ditch and not hardly a scratch. For price difference on Gws from 1 to 3 ton be hard not to buy 3 ton
Kory didn’t have a distributor within 100 miles and was going to need to charge $1000 for shipping from Illinois. Had they been closer, I very likely would have gone this route as their models appeared better built for this price point.
That was my problem too. I bought another just the top part no lid or wheels at a Mills Fleet Farm for $300, I use that under a low roof barn.
Nice, I bet that is handier than pockets on a shirt!!
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Re: Portable 1 Ton Feed Bin/Buggy

Post by Black and Good » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:05 am

GWS, makes great products. I have two of their 3 ton creep feeders as well as a 3 ton portable bulk bin. Their creep feeders have a poly bottom which was a sell for me. The bulk bin I never pull as I found a place that delivers for cheaper that I can go get it plus its better feed. With the last sentence being said, you might check around before you buy a one ton bin as most places that deliver have a 2.5 to 3 ton minimum. B&G
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