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Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Mon Dec 6, 2010 09:49 AM CST

Almost repeated the same mistake I made 4 years ago.

Four and half years ago I bought a used bin for $600. Seems like a good deal to me but the bin needed a new bottom ring, drying floor, fan and unloading auger to make it complete. So while moving, besides replacing the rusted bottom ring, we also added two additional rings and support struts to increase the volume from 6500 to 8500 bushels. But in the end all the parts, bolts, cement and labor cost the farm $15,000 or nearly $2 a bushel. And my brother, my dad and ...

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