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Feed Bins

Postby CCCowman » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:33 pm

Does anyone have/had the poly feed bins? Look good. A lot cheaper than the traditional metal ones.
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Re: Feed Bins

Postby TCRanch » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:28 pm

They look good until the first time a cow or bull steps in them. Plus they're easily knocked around. A good, heavy duty metal is clearly more expensive but worth it.
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Re: Feed Bins

Postby JMJ Farms » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:24 pm

Feed bins? Or feed troughs?
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Re: Feed Bins

Postby CCCowman » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:19 pm

Bins.
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Re: Feed Bins

Postby circlebllc » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:25 pm

Had a local place start building metal bins. Only thing worse than their product was their customer service. Sweated, wouldn't drain down and had to replace chute with a different one. Neighbor laughs and says they are all that way. He now owns it. Currently have my 3rd 2.5 ton load in the new poly. Love it, so far. Cleans very well. Can see the level of feed. Does not sweat. Much better. We will see about longevity.
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Re: Feed Bins

Postby JMJ Farms » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:03 am

I don’t have one. But I would think they would hold up pretty good.
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Re: Feed Bins

Postby Lucky » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:10 pm

Can you post a link or a pic?
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Re: Feed Bins

Postby CCCowman » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:47 pm

Lucky wrote:Can you post a link or a pic?


https://polydome.com/bulk-bins/
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Re: Feed Bins

Postby TCRanch » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:35 pm

CCCowman wrote:Bins.

My bad! You actually meant bins, not bunks :hide:
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Re: Feed Bins

Postby TexasBred » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:55 pm

circlebllc wrote:Had a local place start building metal bins. Only thing worse than their product was their customer service. Sweated, wouldn't drain down and had to replace chute with a different one. Neighbor laughs and says they are all that way. He now owns it. Currently have my 3rd 2.5 ton load in the new poly. Love it, so far. Cleans very well. Can see the level of feed. Does not sweat. Much better. We will see about longevity.

Have dairies down here that have been using the same "metal" bins for many many years with no problems. Most sweating comes from putting feed in them that has not adequately cooled after milling OR you might even have a leak.
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Re: Feed Bins

Postby farmerjan » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:53 pm

Leaks are pretty common with the metal ones around the riveted areas. Or if you take them down and put back up somewhere else and they get dented or jarred so that the riveted areas are compromised. And if you don't get them empty and let feed sit it will rust them out. I have several metal ones and all have some small problems. But they are all previously used ( and abused). Would like to try a poly one, especially for the sweet feed.
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Re: Feed Bins

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Re: Feed Bins

Postby TexasBred » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:35 pm

farmerjan wrote:Leaks are pretty common with the metal ones around the riveted areas. Or if you take them down and put back up somewhere else and they get dented or jarred so that the riveted areas are compromised. And if you don't get them empty and let feed sit it will rust them out. I have several metal ones and all have some small problems. But they are all previously used ( and abused). Would like to try a poly one, especially for the sweet feed.

Must be talking different tanks. All down here have hundreds of screws with rubber washers. Legs basically keep anything from getting to the tank to knock dents into it. Most have an auger that extends well away from the tank for filling buckets. It does help to clean them out when empty. Don't know about sweet feed. Seems it would dry out quickly regardless of the tank. Of course it would depend on how quickly you empty the tank as well.
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Re: Feed Bins

Postby pricefarm » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:33 pm

I have to metal bins. Mine have hundreds of screws with rubber washers like TexasBred said. One of mine i bought new it will hold around 6 tons the other one I bought used it holds around 3 ton. I haven't had any problems with feed getting wet or going bad in either.
Doesn't seem like to me the plastic ones would last. One cold day around zero and you accidentally bump into it with the tractor or the feed truck driver hits it with the auger seems like it would crack.
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Re: Feed Bins

Postby circlebllc » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:41 pm

Mine was completely welded, no seams and NO leaks. Cleaned between loads. Some are obviously better than others. Thousands are sitting and being used.
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