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Old 02-28-2018, 07:25 PM   #1
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Looking for a better system of putting cottonseed out. Curious what people are using as far as trailers or however y'all are getting it out.

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Old 02-28-2018, 07:36 PM   #2
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16' flatbed and a tarp s all we use to get it to the ranch. Works great for a ton or so.
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:38 PM   #3
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think he is wondering what people are using once at the ranch to get feed out to the stations. We just fill bed of truck. But looking for better solution to hold more so you dont have to make a bunch of trips to the feed pile.
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:49 PM   #4
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think he is wondering what people are using once at the ranch to get feed out to the stations. We just fill bed of truck. But looking for better solution to hold more so you dont have to make a bunch of trips to the feed pile.

Yes. Need ideas for around the ranch. Lots of country to cover.
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:49 PM   #5
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Bet a trash trailer would work great.
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:50 PM   #6
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:13 PM   #7
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16x6x4 will hold 4 plus tons easy




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Old 02-28-2018, 08:31 PM   #8
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Best thing for me was a big pile then use a tractor or skid steer bucket to get it around the ranch. Never had to actually shovel it just scoop up a bucket full and then scrape it into the hoops
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:21 PM   #9
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Old style livestock trailer without the top and plywood on the sides. narrow enough to get around easy but still hold alot
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:27 PM   #10
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sorry. Need to be more clear. Was wondering if anybody was using a drop gate trailer or something similar. I have dump trailers but was looking for something a little easier to get to the feed and put in the baskets.
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:37 PM   #11
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shovel into molasses tubs then dump into baskets
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Old 03-01-2018, 06:52 AM   #12
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Anybody know of a blower type system like the feed wagons?
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Old 03-01-2018, 06:55 AM   #13
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What you need is some teenagers!
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:12 AM   #14
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We have two types. First one is a dump trailer 12 that hold 2 tons. We use that one for fast runs. The other is a 16 with built in side walls with welded supports that hold 4-5 tons. Both work great. We keep them cover at ranch and shovel about 20 big shovel scoops per feeding station per week. Both work great.






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Old 03-01-2018, 07:31 AM   #15
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Use a 20 cu yd dump trailer to haul it and then use a seed box with the bottom shute to fill feeders, the box is designed to be carried by a forklift and I have forks for my backhoe
easy
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:42 AM   #16
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I just added plywood cut in half to my 10’ utility trailer....It works for us
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:00 AM   #17
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Wear a dust mask when handling cottonseed, it does not look like much but it tears me up
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:12 AM   #18
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Could you use an insulatotion blower for moving it into the feeder? Like they loan u at home depot
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:46 AM   #19
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Use a 20 cu yd dump trailer to haul it and then use a seed box with the bottom shute to fill feeders, the box is designed to be carried by a forklift and I have forks for my backhoe
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:57 PM   #20
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My poor little one man operation out of my truck bed has me feeling so inadequate....


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Old 03-01-2018, 01:05 PM   #21
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We just use a flat bed trailer with a tarp, holds 1 ton. Just bought 1 ton and filled feeders, then bought another ton for next time because the gin was almost you.

My first year feeding cotton seed, the gin this week said they were almost out for the year. Does everyone feed it year round or just until supplies lasts?
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:25 PM   #22
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We just use a flat bed trailer with a tarp, holds 1 ton. Just bought 1 ton and filled feeders, then bought another ton for next time because the gin was almost you.

My first year feeding cotton seed, the gin this week said they were almost out for the year. Does everyone feed it year round or just until supplies lasts?
From February until September
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:35 PM   #23
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We just use a flat bed trailer with a tarp, holds 1 ton. Just bought 1 ton and filled feeders, then bought another ton for next time because the gin was almost you.

My first year feeding cotton seed, the gin this week said they were almost out for the year. Does everyone feed it year round or just until supplies lasts?

I'm doing January until supplies last which I am told is around July so that should get me through August. Luckily the Angelo area has a later harvest season.

I watched a few videos and was told by folks more experienced than me that I need to stop a month before my normal rut time to let the bucks get their bangstick back to normal so it all works out. I'll go back to alfalfa after that...
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:40 PM   #24
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We just use a flat bed trailer with a tarp, holds 1 ton. Just bought 1 ton and filled feeders, then bought another ton for next time because the gin was almost you.

My first year feeding cotton seed, the gin this week said they were almost out for the year. Does everyone feed it year round or just until supplies lasts?
Which gin told you they were almost out for the year?
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Old 03-01-2018, 02:11 PM   #25
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Which gin told you they were almost out for the year?

Winter garden in Batesville.

Looks like you Hunt in Pearsall, Do you know if a Gin there?
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Old 03-01-2018, 04:12 PM   #26
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Winter garden in Batesville.

Looks like you Hunt in Pearsall, Do you know if a Gin there?
No just the one in Batesville. So that's not good. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:49 PM   #27
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Is there a place to buy in bulk around San Antonio? Feeding cs may be the way to go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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