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Old 09-11-2019, 05:26 PM   #1
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Building a road feeder out of a 55 gallon drum and linear actuator. Going to mount it on the bed rail and have the feed come out the side of the barrel. Only question is how do I get a measurement for the piece of metal inside the barrel to angle the feed to one side? Needs to be some type of oval to lay at a steep enough angle to get it to one side.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:39 PM   #2
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Cut lid out. Tack weld some tubing on one side of bottom 3-4” will be enough. Throw rid back in barrel and it will be more than close enough to accomplish what your trying to achieve. The bumpy roads will shake it downhill easily
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:00 PM   #3
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Large piece of paper. Trim and trim until you have a sideways funnel. Cut it out o tin and rivet it to the barrel.......
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:42 PM   #4
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The width of the elliptical will be same as barrel inside diameter. Measure the length from bottom edge across upto high side where you want it . Once you know length and width you can google how to draw with 4 nails in a board in a cross + pattern and run a string around them all.
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:38 AM   #5
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Interesting. I think you should sketch it up and post the picture. Sounds like the barrel will parallel the truck? A full drum on a bed rail sounds like a lot of weight to me, if not supported with something else. Where on the side of the drum are you looking to make the "door"? If close to one of the ends, I would think you could elevate the other side a couple inches and the corn will funnel itself towards the door.
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:46 AM   #6
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Couple things that might help you (or others)

Copy of conebottom.xls

cone cutout.pdf

cone cutout 2.pdf
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Old 09-15-2019, 12:17 PM   #7
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I would just take a regular barrel funnel and turn it upside down. The corn will flow to the outside of the barrel and out your hole on the side.
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:09 PM   #8
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I would just take a regular barrel funnel and turn it upside down. The corn will flow to the outside of the barrel and out your hole on the side.
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:21 PM   #9
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I would just take a regular barrel funnel and turn it upside down. The corn will flow to the outside of the barrel and out your hole on the side.
What about the rest of area around funnel where there is not a hole. Wouldn’t the corn just sit there, mold etc? I am not opposed to that but curious. It sounds like a job to consult some beer logic and expanding foam to me
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:57 PM   #10
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What about the rest of area around funnel where there is not a hole. Wouldn’t the corn just sit there, mold etc? I am not opposed to that but curious. It sounds like a job to consult some beer logic and expanding foam to me
The corn around the edge will be minimal and will rattle/bounce out when driving.
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Old 09-17-2019, 10:06 PM   #11
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The corn around the edge will be minimal and will rattle/bounce out when driving.
May want to also set barrel so hole location is lowest point... put spacer under front so barrel leans back.
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:05 PM   #12
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Is this what you are wanting? Tell me the dimensions you want and I'll lay you out a flat pattern.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:01 PM   #13
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That would be a eccentric reducer . Been a really long time since I did it . Any sheet metal shop should be able to do it , but I would take up Hoggslayer`s gracious offer to do it
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