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Old 03-11-2010, 07:15 PM
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Supply Yard question for the bins.

We are opening up a supply yard in a few weeks and wondering what we can use besides concrete barriers? We are thinking of using railroad ties. Building a wall between the bins approx 2 foot apart from each other, interlocking with each other and the back of each wall built. Putting topsoil inside each wall, there will be approx 2' growing space between each bin wall on the sides.

Has anyone ever built railroad tie walls around there bins? How did they hold up?

We do not want to use concrete barriers.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:31 PM
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If you haven't built your bins yet you better wait until next year you missed the boat.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:41 AM
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Our bins use railway ties as the posts and 2" x 8" rough lumber for the sides. They hold up well enough, we replace a few boards each year due to damage though. The bad part is the backs of the bins. The aggregate is heavy, and with the added pressure of a loader going in and scooping out the product, it puts a lot of strain on the back of the bin. We use our backhoe every few years to straighten the posts, and we have run a cable from the front to the back for added support. The picture below is a little blurry, but you get the idea.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:53 PM
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Concrete lock blocks aren't expensive. If you plan to run a business, then set yourself up like a business.
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:23 PM
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Why not use concrete barriers?

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