Shuttleworth 1977/ 78

grainboy

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Bedfordshire
Going through old photos tonight,
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Exfarmer

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Bury St Edmunds
Were they still using the flexi walled silage clamp, I see the structure was still in place. It was put up by the NIAE in 71 when I was there. Filled it then with a tractor and blower rather than buckrake
 

Exfarmer

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Bury St Edmunds
Yes, and didn‘t it have some gizmo to fill the clamp, and then to unload again?
When I was there it was filled with a tractor and blower fed by a dump box which the trailers tipped into.
I am unaware of it having any self unloading feature. I think we saw it filled in the summer I finished, so was not there in the Autumn.
 

Exfarmer

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Bury St Edmunds
Me - 1969 - 1971.
I’m not quite sure if it was built in 1970 or 1971, but I seem to remember that in the first season it had a big auger full width of the clamp. Designed to fill it then empty it again. I used to have some photos of it so I’ll have a hunt.
I was 70-72 and certainly remember the building of what was hoped by the designers to be a horizontal tower silo, so you are probably absolutely correct that it had a self feeding discharge system.
I took a very keen interest as it was my ambition to go home and convert our own farm from a hay based system to silage.
I dont think I was very impressed with the dump box and bloweridea which seemed to slow the process right down.
 

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