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Pretty impressive work! Why did you decided to build your own? Sometimes, when I want to get into project like that, I pencil it out and just with parts, I get close to buying one new. There's some saving to make but not as much as I would of thought. Or is it because you had particular needs? Maybe it's different on your side of the globe?
 

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WOW, just WOW. How much drawing up before start did you do? I usually only get a rough sketch with a few of the main dimensions, then because there are usually a couple unforeseen changes needed I can wing it and make things work.

How did you align the spindles onto the walking beams? I did not see any jigging. I end up taking a very long time with tape measures and levels even though it does not have to be 100% for slow speed ag use. If I dont get them near perfect, it bothers me for the life of the rig.

You really do awesome work. And to top that off, you appear to have a similar issue as me. You work in a too small of shop and have to improvise with the tools you have. Someone once made an observation when seeing me build outside between rain events that seems to fit your situation as well. They said in their opinion it seems those that need a shop and would use it dont have it, and those that have a shop only use it for waxing and storage.:)

What's next when you get your wrist fixed?
 

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thanks guys

madsnake its on 20.8 x 38 tyres, I think they are 14 or 16 ply, now Ive got new ones on it they handle it fine. we were doing a lot or row crop work when it was built, and our main job specified narrow row crop tyres to suit the rows.

farmer for ever I do a lot of fab work, I enjoy it, and over time I have found I save a lot of dollars as long as projects are thought out well, the brand of bin I would of bought wasn't able to supply one either when I decided I was going to add another to the fleet, so a few things really got me going on it.

doorknob I try to think projects through but like you I sometimes have to adjust my thinking as I go, I spent a lot of time with straight edges with the rims -no tyres- on the hubs once I had the stubs tacked on to line it all up, came out very near spot on, I am abit like you that if its not right it will p... me off everytime I think about it or look at it, the shed I was in was my dads on a farm where I grew up, no longer work out of it now, ive built my self a 100x50ft shed, half of it concrete, workshop welding etc on concrete end, header and 1890 etc in other end, you can see it in the back ground of some of my photos on my shed building post. its been a great step forward for me, now im concentrating on some of the extra tooling I require. my wrist have thrown a real spanner in the works, my next projects are resheeting the floor of an old field bin, and building a tray for a dual cab ute ive got now, and a 4 wheel trailer, approx. 7ft by 14 or 15ft
 

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Nice work. I see you used alot of old/used steel. Did you had it available or buy it like that to save cost?
 

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the only bit of used steel was the piece of green pipe used on the base of the auger, which is a piece off a jd unload auger elbow that my dealer was throwing to the tip, the auger tube was rusty by the time I got hold of it but it and everything else other than the green piece were new steel
 

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Pj9510 thank you for posting the pictures. We do quite a bit of fabricating and it is always nice to see what other people do. I have often wondered if a person could use the tires and axles off of the larger Case Ih rotary pull type combines to make a chaser bin? I was curious what type wire feed welder you had in one of the pictures. It looked like the gun was almost like a long straight tube or maybe I am not seeing it right.
 

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I'm not sure about the caseih hubs and wheels, I do know the 4 wheel bins really do need a very good hub/stub combination to handle the twisting placed on them when turning.
The mig I use is a Lincoln with a remote wire feeder, I think the hand piece in the photo is just laying on it's side makes it look a little different
 

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We work in tons, it's around 22t to 24t which I believe is around 800-900 bushels
 

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One things for sure, it ain`t a gonna break in a hurry!:)
 

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One things for sure, it ain`t a gonna break in a hurry!:)
We haven't broken it yet!!
It is well built though, I spent a lot of time reinforcing it, and used a lot of heavy wall rhs in building it, I also reinforced the walking beams a lot as I've seen these give trouble on bins over time
 

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Someone once made an observation when seeing me build outside between rain events that seems to fit your situation as well. They said in their opinion it seems those that need a shop and would use it dont have it, and those that have a shop only use it for waxing and storage.:)

What's next when you get your wrist fixed?
Ha! Ha! Not true for everyone but I noticed that as well. I shouldn't complain about my shop as it's more decent than many farms I've seen but now it's getting too small or the machinery got too big I should say... and we must work outside for some stuff as well. Couple very nice shops I've seen had all almost brand new machinery in them and I was thinking the same as above....
 
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