Hmmm....I've had a 352, 354 and 357. I think both the 354 and 357 had the same tank but the 357 had a bigger mill. They would hold about 100 bu. of good dry heavy barley. Not sure if the 359 had a bigger tank or not. If it's a size bigger I would assume somewhere around 110 with no concentrated additives.
I had a 352 and a 357, my brother has a 359. I checked the operators manual on the 352 and it shows a 100 cubic feet or 80 bushels. If memory serves me the 357 had a 120 bushel tank and the 359 had a 150 bushel.
Yea, but if you looked at the decal on the side of the tank, those measurements varied widely according to the crop. To get a reasonable number for heavy barley, I had to look at the corn figures... even then it was bordering on optimistic.
whtbaron is right on the mark. The tank dimension is just a guide. If you grind a hundred bushels of barley you might end up with say 120 bushels of ground product as it becomes less dense. But this varies greatly between grains or even as grain flows from the same bin (fines etc). The ultimate way is to have scales on the grinder mixer.
Thanks guys, I have a 357 now and am looking at a 359 just haven't had time to go look at it yet. My main concern was if it was a a lot bigger I wouldn't be able to fill my feeders all the way up. I mix 4 tubs now to fill them so 3 with a bigger mill won't be a lot different