Using a Big Grain Bucket to Fill a Small (Drill) Hopper?

Robert

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Anyone care to share any ingenious ideas / designs for achieving the above? Could buy a narrow bucket for ~ £700 but the capacity is small necessitating lots of scoops or could buy a bag / hopper filling bucket but inevitably expensive ~ £3,000?? Any simple / safe / reliable designs for adapting what we've got would be very welcome! Thanks
 

Brisel

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North Yorkshire
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snipe

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west yorkshire
We have a 3 foot length of board inch thick 18inch high with a piece of 3x3 screwe’d alo the bottom. Fill bucket then clamp the piece of wood in at an angle at on end to make a funnel.
 

Brisel

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North Yorkshire
Can you not find a way off filling spud big bags with grain first? Through the grain dryer or even finding a way of holding them open in the shed and tipping grain in.

Then use a discharge valve.

This is what we do. A local big spud grower gives us his seed bags & we get a use out of them. Easy with a telescopic and bag lifter, just need to find an easier way of doing part bags into the hopper.
 
This is what we do. A local big spud grower gives us his seed bags & we get a use out of them. Easy with a telescopic and bag lifter, just need to find an easier way of doing part bags into the hopper.

How'd you mean part bags?

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we made 2 patterns that fitted inside the grain bucket out of 8 X 4 ply , then separated them with 7 inch X 3 Inch purling , the length depends on how much you want to reduce your bucket size , nailed it all up put the frame work in the bucket and then held it in place with a ratchet strap , worked fantastic , took 2 hrs to make and saved so much time fannying around filling bags up
 

farmerm

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Location
Shropshire
I have in the past filled an empty fert bag with empty fert bags , put it in the bucket so it occupies half the width, couple of lengths of bailer twine around the bucket stops the bag falling out as the bucket is tipped. then fill the empty half of the bucket from back of trailer. Works fine for a few tonnes It doing a lot I would look at constructing something out a few boards and 2x4 to occupy half the bucket instead of the bags.
 

E_B

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Location
Norfolk
We tack on steel plates onto the bucket face to funnel the grain out through the middle, albeit not on a grain bucket, though I'm sure it can be done.
 

GJG

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Location
The Keys Hfd
Anyone care to share any ingenious ideas / designs for achieving the above? Could buy a narrow bucket for ~ £700 but the capacity is small necessitating lots of scoops or could buy a bag / hopper filling bucket but inevitably expensive ~ £3,000?? Any simple / safe / reliable designs for adapting what we've got would be very welcome! Thanks
Hi did you get sorted ? If not I have this for sale.
 

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