Barn and wood silo. Removal project.

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Barn and wood silo. Removal project.

Postby JGtools » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:22 pm

Taking down a family farm. Not easy..too many childhood memories. On a positive note, we are discovering many valuable keepsakes. Today we uncovered this creamer seperator. #16 gold series. Looks to be really good shape. Dad said he remembers this...and covering it up for storage years ago.. Thought i would share. Took the wood silo down today.. The wood is such great shape...too bad foundation of barn and siilo was so bad. Thanks Jim Gordon , Dassel Mn.
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Re: Barn and wood silo. Removal project.

Postby JGtools » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:32 pm

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Re: Barn and wood silo. Removal project.

Postby Eugene » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:36 pm

Interesting.

When going to college I lived with my aunt and uncle. Uncle purchased 40 acre farm with huge barn and cement block silo. Both in good shape. Uncle wanted the silo and barn removed to eliminate the property taxes. Idea was to save the material for other projects.

Remove the bottom two metal bands on the silo and knocked out a portion of the lower cement blocks. Hooked a chain about 2/3rds the way up the 40 foot tall silo and pulled it over. Big crash as the silo fell on itself. Had to haul the crushed up cement to the ditch.

Hooked up a chain to the top of one end of the barn, another chain to the other top end. Plan was to pull the barn over, gently, to save the lumber. Uncle pulled the barn towards him with tractor, while I, on another tractor, was to let the barn down slowly. Uncle pulled and the barn started leaning towards him. His tractor lost traction and the barn started back toward me. Crashing to the ground just in front of my tractor. Pushed the busted up lumber into the barn basement and covered it up.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Barn and wood silo. Removal project.

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:56 pm

I understand the not easy part. It was hard having the farm sale a year after Dad died.
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Re: Barn and wood silo. Removal project.

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:09 pm

Neat barn. Too bad it has to come down.
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Re: Barn and wood silo. Removal project.

Postby JGtools » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:00 am

I agree. We had some estimates on fixing it up..roof, new foundation..straightened. It adds up quickly price wise. The working farm barn was retired in the 70's. Used as storage....too much stuff (some nice antiques) but mostly stuff!

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Re: Barn and wood silo. Removal project.

Postby knucklehead » Thu May 18, 2017 10:31 pm

I to had goodbye to my childhood barn . It was like losing a friend .


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