Standing Up Your Bin
Bin Pad Recommendations
Overhead Bin Specs
An empty bin weighs less than 3 Tons.
White is the standard color of our bins.
We can arrange for a truck to deliver your bin or you are welcome to pick it up. An oversized road permit is required for the transport of these bins. State permits vary in fee amounts, Nebraska is $15.00. We will retrieve a short form of information from you in order to call the permit in, and we will have these permits faxed to us and ready for you or our driver upon scheduled transportation.
*IMPORTANT. If you are transporting your own bin, you will need to be prepared with two 20' chains and two chain binders. If you have oversized road flags or other accessories, also bring those items along.
Price Reduction Effective as of: 2/15/2017. Prices Listed Below are the new list price.
Bin Sizes include:
24 Ton Single $8,149.00
24 Ton Double $10,205.00
1150 Cubic feet.
Holds 924 Bushel
12' x 12' x 6'
22' To the top of the bin.
8' Drive through clearance
28 Ton Single $9,284.00
28 Ton Double $11,305.00
1300 Cubic feet.
Holds 1,044 Bushel
12' x 12' x 7'
24' To the top of the bin.
8' 10" Drive through clearance.
30 Ton Single $9,705.00
30 Ton Double $11,732.00
1440 Cubic feet.
Holds 1,235 Bushel
12' x 12' x 8'
24' To the top of the bin.
7' 10" Drive through clearance.
*Additional drive through clearances may be special ordered!
**Prices are subject to change.
Let us show you some insight behind what it takes to stand your bin up once you get it home. Our driver charges a small fee to aid you in standing it up for you, or the following information should give you the knowledge to do it yourself. First off, you will need two one hundred horse loader tractors, close to anyhow. They need to have the capacity to lift approximately 3500 lb. One of these tractors will need to have front wheel assist. Do not try standing one up without four-wheel-drive locked in, we have heard of some horror stories where the bins have dropped back down on the trailer. No bueno. We will then have you lift your bin minimally, just enough for our driver to pull ahead for correct placement of it on the end of his trailer. He will have you set 'er back down and back off, and let the legs of the bin lower and rest on the ground. Next, chaining. Both tractors will be chained to the bin, and it will also be anchored to the end of his trailer. Pay close attention to the placement and way that these chains are placed in all three locations in the following photos and videos. Once all chains have been secured, you will be guided in standing your bin up. Refer to the video provided on how this looks.
*Note: In the provided video, notice how the guy in red could have stopped reversing a tick sooner, and lowered his bucket to finish out the process. Also, your other guy needs to pay attention so that while he is providing the needed leverage to counter the balance and ensure that a lot of slack does not accumulate and cause issues on his chain, he needs to be careful not to pull or drag on the bin. He is there for support, and not to hinder the process. He is to pull forward as the bin is stood up. The main leverage and what makes this process work is where the bin is anchored to the end of the trailer.
In conclusion, as long as you pay attention to your surroundings, take things easy, and work smart, standing your bin up is a piece of cake. Look how gently she sits down on the ground!
Give us a call if you have any questions on this process!
We highly encourage and recommend pouring a concrete pad, but there are a few ways to do this. Again, we URGE you to pour a pad.
You can pour two concrete slabs so to speak. What I mean here is that you will pour two slabs two feet deep in the ground and one foot wide that the bin's runners will rest on. If you refer to the video (down below) and information posted of standing the Hasart bin up, you will see that is the approach they used.
A few things. Plan for these slabs to be the correct distance apart to match your runners on your bin. When done correctly, your bin can be stood up easy on top of them. Second, support these slabs. Rebar enforced, or with a fiberglass webbing method.
Some have even filled four lick tubs with cement with chains protruding to anchor the four corners of their bins to a "foot" for each corner so to speak. Let these tubs sit up out of the ground a few inches to compensate for any settling they may do over time.
The MUST of standing your bin up, is that it HAS to be supported. It must be supported at all four corners, or your runners will bow in the middle and cause all kinds of horror stories. And let me stress, we strongly suggest pouring the full pad.