pallet type coal bins

pallet type coal bins

PostBy: dtzackus On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:22 am

I use cardboard gaylord boxes ontop of a plastic pallet. I have six boxes, I typically can get 3/4 to 1 ton in each box. I threw one box out since it was starting to get warped and falling apart. I am considering making a woodbox ontop of the pallet. Not sure if anyone had done this before and has any recommendations. I know I want to have one side have a pull out side so it is easier when I get to the bottom of the box.

Probably going to use treated plywood.

Thanks in advance
dtzackus
 
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Re: pallet type coal bins

PostBy: vulcan On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:24 am

I dont use wood boxes but i do use pallet bins as well. I can get an endless supply of large (4x4x4)very heavy cardboard boxes complete with tops from work for free. They are used to ship glue pellets and are shipped with 1500 lbs in them. I am sure I have at least 1500 lbs of rice in there if not closer to 2000 with no problem as the amount goes down i cut down the side of the box to make easier access. When they are empty I burn the old one and replace with a new one.
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Re: pallet type coal bins

PostBy: Wiz On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:08 am

I use cardboard gaylord boxes ontop of a plastic pallet.
Are you using them for the ability to move bins around? Did you check around to replace the cardboard?
Wiz
 
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Re: pallet type coal bins

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:42 am

Unless the wood is going to be outside you really don't need the treated. Just make sure you don't get it too sealed on the bottom that water can't escape. I would suggest using a coated deck screw or galvanized.
Richard S.
 
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Re: pallet type coal bins

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:41 am

I using the one ton bag on skids. they work great water drains out no storage problems (fold them up and out of the way ) there only 14.00 a piece.

getting about 2,000 lb of buck in each one, will take pictures of the one i have inside later

was using blue barrels before this

got them here :

http://www.onlinefabricstore.net/landsc ... 4AodNC8AOQ
RAYJAY
 
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Re: pallet type coal bins

PostBy: steamup On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:40 pm

Apple growers use wood bins out of exterior grade plywood and leave them outside. No need for pressure treated if not constantly on the ground.
steamup
 
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Re: pallet type coal bins

PostBy: dtzackus On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:20 pm

I am going to keep these bins outside in my "junkie shed." No heat, but gets water in every now and then. I got them from work and we are under new management and they are little less given than the old managment team. I figure go with treated wood, so I would not have to it for a while. I was going to put drain holes on the bottom piece of wood and put cardboard down before I fill it up, I burn with nut coal from UAE.

Thanks for all the input.
dtzackus
 
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Re: pallet type coal bins

PostBy: dtzackus On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:21 pm

I use a pallet jack to move the pallets around now.
dtzackus
 
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Re: pallet type coal bins

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:24 pm

dtzackus wrote:I use a pallet jack to move the pallets around now.


so do i in the garage


i use my tractor to move them around the yard
RAYJAY
 
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Re: pallet type coal bins

PostBy: Wiz On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:30 pm

I would just make bin to fit on pallet, wouldn't worry about fastening it
Wiz
 
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