Coal Jockey points out the one constant: the aesthetics interpreter. The Wife. When I showed her my jib crane idea, she asked if it would come down in the spring because "it looked too industrial". My dad was in industrial maintenance/electrical and I have his "save everything & DIY" gene.
That's were the 500 Lb capacity hoist came from, rewound to 120V from 440V.
I'm still looking into the knife valve bin idea. There's a bank sloping toward and ending where I might place my "vertical lifting device". It drops 4' in 12'. Does anyone know what slope pea coal will flow at?
Coal Jockey said vertical augers are not reliable and I can visualize why. What angle and what diameter tube would it work at, anybody know
I've moved gains with augers, cob corn with bucket elevators and blew silage, but the set up picture has faded. That was 34 years ago.
Thanks everyone for the good ideas. Please keep them coming!