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What size slab for bins

Postby shaz » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:25 pm

Hey Guys,
What size and thickness do I need for 2 upright 5 ton grain bins with augers?

I'm thinking I can store a commodity mix in one and some 14% with Rumensin in the other.
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Re: What size slab for bins

Postby Bigfoot » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:37 pm

shaz wrote:Hey Guys,
What size and thickness do I need for 2 upright 5 ton grain bins with augers?

I'm thinking I can store a commodity mix in one and some 14% with Rumensin in the other.

I've seen those mounted on wooden skids before. Might be better, know it'd be cheaper.
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Re: What size slab for bins

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:22 pm

shaz wrote:Hey Guys,
What size and thickness do I need for 2 upright 5 ton grain bins with augers?

I'm thinking I can store a commodity mix in one and some 14% with Rumensin in the other.


I don't know exactly what tonnage ours are but there on 12x12 pads that are 8-10 inches thick smaller ones 8 larger ones are 10 inches and same size pad all I can tell you is they been there a good 30 years I guess through hurricanes and all.
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Re: What size slab for bins

Postby rollinhills » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:08 pm

You need to have as much weight in the foundation as you have in the bin when it's full. We've done a lot of grain systems and that is the norm.
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Re: What size slab for bins

Postby Rafter S » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:52 pm

...and don't skimp on the rebar.
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Re: What size slab for bins

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:57 pm

Rafter S wrote:...and don't skimp on the rebar.


Don't skimp on anything with those bins use the highest psi concrete that you can afford to get .
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Re: What size slab for bins

Postby jedstivers » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:42 pm

rollinhills wrote:You need to have as much weight in the foundation as you have in the bin when it's full. We've done a lot of grain systems and that is the norm.

I didn't have anywhere near 3 million pounds of concrete under my bins. Think I have 100 yards under each but won't swear to that. But I know not 3 million pounds.
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Re: What size slab for bins

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:09 pm

jedstivers wrote:
rollinhills wrote:You need to have as much weight in the foundation as you have in the bin when it's full. We've done a lot of grain systems and that is the norm.

I didn't have anywhere near 3 million pounds of concrete under my bins. Think I have 100 yards under each but won't swear to that. But I know not 3 million pounds.


What would a hobby guy need with 3 million pounds of feed?
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Postby Red Bull Breeder » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:16 pm

He has a big hobby TT.
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Re: What size slab for bins

Postby jedstivers » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:38 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
jedstivers wrote:
rollinhills wrote:You need to have as much weight in the foundation as you have in the bin when it's full. We've done a lot of grain systems and that is the norm.

I didn't have anywhere near 3 million pounds of concrete under my bins. Think I have 100 yards under each but won't swear to that. But I know not 3 million pounds.


What would a hobby guy need with 3 million pounds of feed?

Well that's why it's only 3 million pounds.
There is three of them though but I have to leave the real work to the professionals.
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Re: What size slab for bins

Postby shaz » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:03 am

So 5-6 yards of concrete then?
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Re: What size slab for bins

Postby midTN_Brangusman » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:08 am

I have 8 inches of concrete under my 2 three ton bins, but then again, Im just a small poor worthless hobby farmer :hide:
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Re: What size slab for bins

Postby shaz » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:10 am

midTN_Brangusman wrote:I have 8 inches of concrete under my 2 three ton bins, but then again, Im just a small poor worthless hobby farmer :hide:


I'm also a total loser...
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Re: What size slab for bins

Postby rollinhills » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:09 pm

jedstivers wrote:
rollinhills wrote:You need to have as much weight in the foundation as you have in the bin when it's full. We've done a lot of grain systems and that is the norm.

I didn't have anywhere near 3 million pounds of concrete under my bins. Think I have 100 yards under each but won't swear to that. But I know not 3 million pounds.


Little different deal your bins have a large footprint, the bins he's talking about are probably 15-18' tall and about 8' or so in diameter they will catch a lot of wind for their footprint. I know the size tanks your talking about and you right not near that mush concrete in them, diameter versus height big difference I bet.
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Re: What size slab for bins

Postby jedstivers » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:44 pm

rollinhills wrote:
jedstivers wrote:
rollinhills wrote:You need to have as much weight in the foundation as you have in the bin when it's full. We've done a lot of grain systems and that is the norm.

I didn't have anywhere near 3 million pounds of concrete under my bins. Think I have 100 yards under each but won't swear to that. But I know not 3 million pounds.


Little different deal your bins have a large footprint, the bins he's talking about are probably 15-18' tall and about 8' or so in diameter they will catch a lot of wind for their footprint. I know the size tanks your talking about and you right not near that mush concrete in them, diameter versus height big difference I bet.

Yep, I figure that's right.
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