Silage trailer height

BobGreen

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Lancs
Designing a roof to go over a clamp for grant. Having a few problems with planning as they don’t want to go higher than 20’ at the eaves though it will be 30’ in the middle
After some idea of heights of silage trailer when tipped. That is large trailers as used by contractors
 
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Moorlands

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Location
West yorkshire
Hopefully putting up a silo here this year and planning on going 11m tall enough to tip a arctic grain wagon never know what feed you might want to import and tip up in a silo!
 

BobGreen

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Location
Lancs
What I’m thinking of asking planners on behalf of my customer is to keep the ridge height at 30’ (10m) and reducing the pitch to 10degrees. This will then give a eaves height of 25’ ( 7:5m)
 

Farmer_Joe

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Livestock Farmer
Location
The North
What I’m thinking of asking planners on behalf of my customer is to keep the ridge height at 30’ (10m) and reducing the pitch to 10degrees. This will then give a eaves height of 25’ ( 7:5m)
Justify the extra height to the planners, im led to understand they sometimes think farmers ask for huge sheds needlessly (i know as one told me this) justify reasonably the height and im sure you will be ok.
 
Designing a roof to go over a clamp for grant. Having a few problems with planning as they don’t want to go higher than 20’ at the eaves though it will be 30’ in the middle
After some idea of heights of silage trailer when tipped. That is large trailers as used by contractors
A quick google of silage trailer manufacturers web sites will give you the tipped heights for their trailers, which will give you information to use to justify the needed height.
You may need to quote the tipped heights of larger trailers than currently used though as they might not be persuaded by the argument of better allow a bit more height for the almost inevitable future increases.
 

Bald Rick

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
A quick google of silage trailer manufacturers web sites will give you the tipped heights for their trailers, which will give you information to use to justify the needed height.
You may need to quote the tipped heights of larger trailers than currently used though as they might not be persuaded by the argument of better allow a bit more height for the almost inevitable future increases.
I’d even look at artic heights too just in case you want to store straights etc.

A coherent and well judged argument usually wins planners over especially in more rural counties.
I am amazed at the Cut & Paste objection letters they get. Even they can see it organised
 
Tip outside and push it in.
On a decent sized pit that’s just stupid, would most likely be pushing silage in excess of 150 feet at the beginning. There’s also the issue of silage depth, with tractor height likely to be at least 10 feet and the feeling of the roof being extremely close when within 2 or 3 feet I’d want at least 13 feet of clear headroom above the silage which could easily be a similar height if not higher.
 

BobGreen

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Location
Lancs
On a decent sized pit that’s just stupid, would most likely be pushing silage in excess of 150 feet at the beginning. There’s also the issue of silage depth, with tractor height likely to be at least 10 feet and the feeling of the roof being extremely close when within 2 or 3 feet I’d want at least 13 feet of clear headroom above the silage which could easily be a similar height if not higher.
Exactly my thoughts
As I pointed out to customer eaves height isn’t clearance height. After knocking off for purlins, rafter and haunches clearance height at wall side will be 17’ so with walls at 12’ wouldn’t be able to walk down let alone roll with tractor even a 135 !!
 

Suckndiesel

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Location
Newtownards
Have eves of silo here 12’ above wall height which is dead on but wouldn’t want any less. Walls are 13’ at shallowest, can tip 18’ trailers near wall but bigger ones need to be more towards centre
 

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