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Re reading what I posted I would put as big of bins as practical close to your receiving/drying area. 30000 bu bins are a nice size. They are currently our 2 largest size but we only have 120000 bu of storage. Now I would have made them larger because they are the closest to the dryer. You are going at it the right way paper and questions are cheap

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Might have to redraw it a little...

What are the thoughts on having multiple elevators/legs dump into one bin at the same time? Or having the ability to do this with all bins/drags

Is there such thing as a distributor (edited) that can go further down a leg instead of at the top of the elevator? Looking at that for the hopper bins. Or should it be at the top and have multiple elevators dump into it?

And to clear something up with me: elevator/leg, I get the elevator part, so I assume the leg is the pipe or other thing going from the elevator to wherever, correct?


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You can remote mount a circular distributor above the bins with a long down spout from one or more legs. I've seen it done on small older legs, say with 6in pipe coming out of a cleaning plant. If you wanted to do it with 10in+ pipe, it better have some sort of tower holding it up
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And to clear something up with me: elevator/leg, I get the elevator part, so I assume the leg is the pipe or other thing going from the elevator to wherever, correct?
In Canada I think the common term is a "grain leg" and around here an old term of the grain terminals is "the elevator"

So ya got the "leg" (elevator)that dumps into the "down spouts" (tubes)

[I hope I got that right... or everyone is really gonna be confused!]

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It seems like a lot of your infrastructure planning is focused around a conglomeration of four individuals working together. I doubt if that stands any chance of lasting as long as what you intend to build. To be honest an operation this this size shouldn’t have any tandem trucks at all let alone a large fleet of them. The fact that four guys all want to drive a combine all the time and stop to dump into two dozen driverless trucks points to some serious unresolved issues. JMO

I think I know where there is an old pneumatic conveyor system dirt cheap if you have the stones to tear the pathetic thing down.
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