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Help hanging a hay conveyor into mow peak


 
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Ken Macfarlane
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:21 pm    Post subject: Help hanging a hay conveyor into mow peak Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We are busy modernizing the old dairy barn, bringing her into the 1950's with a hay conveyor running the length of the barn hung from the peak. Its a 60 ft Allied and it came with a nice rope pull kick off you can run from one end to the other.

Of course we are at the complete wrong time of year to be doing this. Its 36 feet or so from the mow floor to the peak, there are 3 beams at 10 feet off the floor but that doesn't help much.

How do I get up to the old hay track to hang the conveyor? It was a pull through centre load barn.

I'm not really happy about putting up 6 lifts of free standing scaffolding on top of hay / pole floor, and that only gets me to one hanger. Also not really happy about climbing 60 feet of skeleton conveyor to the old rope window near the peak that needs enlarging.

Roof pitch is 12/12 steel on the top pitch (gambrel)

Do I need to break down and rent one of those towable manlifts?

Should I install a winch and cable at each support so I can lower the conveyor for motor servicing?

Surprisingly little information about hay conveyor installation on the web beyond Loyal Roth's website.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:48 am    Post subject: Re: Help hanging a hay conveyor into mow peak Reply to specific post Reply with quote

On our dairy barn which is a Jamesway Hiproof open span we use 3 long block & tackles. one
8x8 scaffol. The barn is 80" long the elevator
inside is 60" long. Had it up in place in a
afternoon. We had already prefabbed the
mounting hangers & only need to go straight
UP. It"s New Holland machine purchased near
Clymer New York Complete for 80.00 at a auction, Has a pan thats moveable & will tip the bale left of right. We still put up 9500 square bales a year...
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:18 am    Post subject: Re: Help hanging a hay conveyor into mow peak Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We waited until the barn was full of hay.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:19 am    Post subject: Re: Help hanging a hay conveyor into mow peak Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks did you brace the scaffolding to anything as you put it up?

We do a similar number of bales too, paid about 400$ for this conveyor. Looking for an old caged ladder to put up to the door instead of climbing the post and strapping inside.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:34 am    Post subject: Re: Help hanging a hay conveyor into mow peak Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Left it hang on the blocks, & it rested on
the scaffol. Some of the bracing is vertical
whole some keeps the elevator from going too
& fro. In other words... The Height we had the
scaffol ended up being the total height off
the floor. We'd just raise the block & tackle
while we move the scaffol to the next mounting
place. Lowerd it back down to where it just
touched.. Reason why we got it so cheap was the
barn it came out of was Empty..
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Help hanging a hay conveyor into mow peak Reply to specific post Reply with quote

when we put one in
we set the conveyor on bales
and a 4x4 till we got the barn full
then we hooked to the track so we could move from door to door and swing it around
but ours was only 24 ft long
and no kick off
 
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