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#76 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted August 10, 2011 - 03:56 PM

Took delivery of the last load of block today. Ended up, after pouring the concrete floor, our Cat loader "just" is able to set the top line of block in. All are in but 10 more to lay tomorrow. We'll be finished before noon! WooHoo!!!!!!!!!!! Pics asap! May do some test chopping Friday to be sure all is in working order, so we can chop till we drop starting Monday!

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Posted August 10, 2011 - 05:21 PM

Thats great news Daniel, especially since you won't have to rent a lift to set the top row. Just be careful on the new topcoat of concrete, it can still crack where there is not support under it(old concrete).

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Posted August 10, 2011 - 07:13 PM

There were some cracked places in the old floor, but nowhere was any concrete missing. I counted, and we have 11 more blocks to set.

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Posted August 10, 2011 - 07:17 PM

Sounds good. New concrete will 'cure' for quite some time. By pouring over the old floor, you have added lots of strength to it, but I would be careful with the loader and lego block. Could crack if under floor is weak. Good luck with the test cutting.

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 03:51 PM

Got the last block set before lunch! I do need to put a little more dirt along the top, but basically complete! I'll go snap a pic later & post.

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 03:57 PM

Way to go.
Right on schedule too.

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 06:19 PM

Congrats on finishing the project Daniel.
I bet its a load off your mind!

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 07:01 PM

Congrats on finishing the project Daniel.
I bet its a load off your mind!


Sure is, and thanks guys!

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 07:23 PM

Before you start filling it, you should park a bunch of your rigging in there for a few pictures.

You have a brand new stage there.

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 07:34 PM

that's great, it's bigger then i thought it would be, it will give you many years of service now, good job,

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 07:38 PM

Great job Daniel. Thanks for all the updates and pics too!

To quote Hannibal from the A Team, "I love it when a plan comes together!"

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 07:52 PM

Those block total around 885,000lbs of concrete. That Cat loader sure got a workout. Each one of those blocks had to be lifted/moved at least twice, so that loader earned it's keep! I'll sure be glad to start packing silage against those walls Monday!

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 07:58 PM

Looks real good, Daniel. Bet you will be glad when it is full of silage.
Trowel, I'm sure it is pretty good sized, but I operated the mill to fill 3 pits with ground corn that each would dwarf this one. 1 million bushels of corn, took a month to get it all done. Had six tractors pushing the corn up and two packing and leveling. Learned to love the sound of that Detroit Diesel singing.

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 08:05 PM

Wow Kenny, that was a big job! I did the math, and it would take just short of 35 of this one blocked pit to equal what you did.

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 08:14 PM

That's the way to do it, start something and see it though till it's finished.
Good stuff.

So what's next?




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