feed/grain cleaners

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cluckin tractor, May 15, 2011.

  1. cluckin tractor

    cluckin tractor Chillin' With My Peeps

    does anyone have a home made feed or grain cleaner thatyou use to clean grain


    want ideas or pictures as im want to make one myself. thinking of incorperating a fan and air supply by air compresser to clen grain along with small grating to let dust out.
    ideas please
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  2. TN_BIRD

    TN_BIRD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen homemade dirt/compost sifters that sound sorta like something that might fit the bill.

    The two types I've seen:

    1. flat screen

    2. trommel/tumbler

    The trommel/tumbler I saw was made from old bicycle rims that were covered in screening material (looked like a large cyclinder). He then rotated the tumbler with a motor and drive belt.

    The screen I saw was mounted on casters and pushed/pulled with his jigsaw.

    There are a few clips on youtube. Pretty neat stuff.
     

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