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Concrete Feed Bunks

Moore Concrete are proud to be one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high quality precast building products. We manufacture a range of concrete feed troughs. All our sizes can be found in the table above.Our Concrete Feed troughs are designed to ensure rapid installation and can be repositioned very easily. These are suitable for dairy or beef farm use. This product encourages the animal to eat the whole diet mix, this helps increasing performance and providing a cost effective way of feeding. We manufacture 2 distinctive Feed Trough types:The blocks come in two design formats: a block with a back only, for use in conjunction with an existing feed fence. The other option is a double-sided block with front and back timber slots which act as both the feed fence and barrier, providing a standalone complete solution. Each of the block designs features a forklift recess as standard; so that they can be moved with ease and stored out of sight when not required. Combine this with all the benefits of our standard Feed Channel range and you can see why we think these are a fantastic idea, fulfilling the numerous requests from our customers for an innovative, adaptable, feed trough solution

How much does a concrete feed bunk weigh?
Feed Bunks Weigh 1300 lbs.
Feed blocks provide a versatile feeding system, comprising of precast feed blocks and timber. They can be used in those locations within sheds, or farm yards, where both permanent and temporary feeding arrangements are required. They can be easily and quickly moved to various locations, to suit our customer’s individual requirements. Using 15ft long x 3” wide timbers in conjunction with the feed blocks, customers can achieve a standard bay length solution. Feed Channels are fully precast concrete self contained units and are usually a permanent fixture once installed. They can be both single and doubled sided with 6 different designs depending on whether they are being used in conjunction with existing barriers or walls, dividing the house into two pens, free standing or for use with calves or full grown cattle. One of the many different uses for bunk beds is using them as sleep solutions in cabins, beach house, or other vacation homes. Since you often bring the whole family for a little getaway to these locations, having the most sleep space available is crucial. With bunk beds, you can truly maximize the sleeping potential in every room.When looking to maximize space when family members come to visit with their children, bunk beds in a guest room are the ideal solution. Whether you choose to keep them as stacked bunk beds or eventually separate them into two beds, this is a great way to make the most of this space for when guests stay over.While bunk beds are all about sleeping, they can be used for other purposes as well. For example, you can transform this space into a play area or hangout spot for your children. Depending on the bed frame, you can make the bottom bunk a curtained area perfect for hanging out or playing with friends, while the top bunk can become a loft area for reading or relaxing.When you are shopping for the right sleep solution, you may think bunk beds are limited in their uses, but they are one of the most versatile beds on the market today. With their double sleeping space with minimal floor space taken up aspect, it makes sense to use this type of bed in your home. Here are a few different uses for bunk beds to help you see the versatility of this sleep option.

The most obvious uses for bunk beds is for bedrooms for children and teens. Great for younger kids and older kids alike, bunk beds give ample sleep space while saving on floor space which makes them great for siblings sharing a room or those occasional sleepovers.
Another of the many different uses for bunk beds is in dorm rooms. A dorm is usually a cramped space since there are multiple students confined to one room. With the use of bunk beds, you give two people a place to sleep with the floor space of just one bed!West End Precast manufactures a variety of high-quality and affordable feed bunks. We offer a $10 discount for orders of a full truckload of feed bunks.Our calf bunks are smaller versions of our U-Bunks. These bunks work great for feeding grain, but do not have enough volume for feeding silage or hay rations

We offer custom dimensions for the height of the tall and cattle (short) side. The short side can be lowered to accommodate feeding sheep, or the short side can be omitted to make a tall L-Bunk.Our J-Bunks have a height of 34″ (2′-10″) on tall side and 19″ on the cattle side. They are 8 feet long and weigh between 2600 and 2700 lbs. We produce 2 widths to accommodate dairy cattle or feeder cattle.

Our half bunks are half versions of our U-Bunks. Half bunks provide flexibility in the size of bunk you are using, you can move them closer to feed smaller animals and further to feed larger animals.

Our feed bunks are reinforced using a combination of heavy gauge wire mesh and rebar and manufactured with minimum 7000 psi concrete and water-cement ratio of 0.40 or less. Our precast feed bunks are available in H- and J-styles, and are made with holes and/or inserts within the bunks for easy mounting of accessories, such as posts. We also have feed bunks available for sheep or small calves available, as well as molded or bolt-on end caps for all styles. To prepare your site for a new feed bunk, we recommend they be placed on a 6” thick slab wide enough to allow a minimum 12” wide step on the cattle side.

Both Drag Feeders and Reclaim Feeders consist of strands of chain with connecting flight bars designed to pull material. They are typically tied into the operation of a downstream conveyor, so they do not require an operator. Drag Feeders are well suited for moving free-flowing materials, such as coal, lignite, salt, copper and other minerals, while Reclaim Feeders are typically used for moving stockpiled materials.
Reciprocating/Plate Feeders are a reciprocating tray type feeder. Mechanical models feature a crank or eccentric and connecting rod to produce the reciprocating motion needed to move the material toward the discharge end. Hydraulically operated designs use a hydraulic cylinder to produce this motion. The feeder discharges on the backstroke of the plate; no material is discharged in the forward stroke.

What is a concrete feeder?
These are aggregate plant machines that are used to supply and regulate the entrance flow to the various processing machines, mainly the crushers, which receive the material from the hoppers.
Vibrating Pan Feeders are generally used to feed primary crushers in aggregate, mining and recycling applications, but they can also be used to feed grizzly feeders for removing material ahead of a crusher. These types of feeders feature pan sections along the deck of the feeder. As the feeder vibrates, the material moves forward along the pan sections toward the discharge end.Our customer service team is here to help you 24/7. We can ship you parts, send field service technicians to your site and answer any questions you have. Whatever you need, we are here for you.

What is the height of a cow feed bunk?
For post and rail barriers, the feed curb should be 21 to 23 inches (53 to 58 cm) high on the cow-side of the bunk for Holstein cows and 18 to 19 inches (46 to 48 cm) for Jersey cows with the feed manger side elevated 3 to 4 inches (8 to 10 cm) above the cow alley.
Selecting the right feeder is not always simple. Often, more than one solution may appear possible. Discussing your material characteristics, application requirements and production goals with a knowledgeable manufacturer will ensure you get the right solution for your site.Apron Feeders are robust feeders used for handling many types of materials, such as aggregates, minerals and recycled materials. Used for both small and large capacities, they can withstand extreme impact loading.

What is the use of bunk?
The most obvious uses for bunk beds is for bedrooms for children and teens. Great for younger kids and older kids alike, bunk beds give ample sleep space while saving on floor space which makes them great for siblings sharing a room or those occasional sleepovers.
Though high in capital cost, Wobbler Feeders may be necessary for scrubbing fines from sticky types of material, saving wear and tear on downstream equipment.

How much do concrete H bunks weigh?
Cattle Feed BunksUNITHEIGHTWEIGHTJ-Style Cattle Feed Bunk22″/31″2700 lb.H-Style Feed Bunk30″3660 lb.
The vibration of the pan and grizzly sections moves the material toward the discharge end, while allowing fines to pass through to the bottom. Pre-sorting the fines before a crusher in this way reduces the required capacity of the crusher as well as wear and tear on the crusher.Belt Feeders are generally used for fine material applications, typically for handling material 6” or less. They feature a flat belt that is supported by closely spaced idlers and driven at the head pulley.

This type of feeder is higher on capital investment but is also high on investment returns. Apron Feeders are a favorite in the mining industry because they can operate 24/7 and go years between maintenance periods.
Apron Feeders consist of cast manganese pans bolted to a dozer-style chain that wraps around a head shaft and tail idler. The chain and pan assembly rides on dozer-style carry rollers, and the movement of the flights provides a metered flow of material.

What size is the H bunk?
The “H” style bunk, also referred to as a “Field Bunk” is approximately 30 inches wide and 96 to 120 inches long with the height of the front and back access being roughly 24 inches high.
Wobbler Feeders offer the dual benefits of feeding material at a controlled rate and scalping fines from the feed. Rotating elliptical bars on the deck of the feeder cause the lumps of material to move up and down, scrubbing against each other as they advance toward the discharge end. This removes sticky material, such as clay, from the lumps and allows it to pass through the openings between the bars.

Feeders are used to meter the flow of material to meet the specified flow rate of the crushing system or process system. They play an important role in material handling in many mining, aggregate and other industrial applications.Vibrating Grizzly Feeders provide the functions of feeding and scalping. Used in many types of applications to supply a continuous feed rate, Vibrating Grizzly Feeders feature a pan section at the feed end and a grizzly section at the discharge end that allows undersized material to bypass the crusher.

Here are feed bunks that provide the extra large capacity you need for beef cattle on a full feed of silage, or that herd of extra large dairy cows. The added depth eliminates waste and saves feed because animals eat in a more natural head down position, minimizing the tossing of feed. The extra capacity of these extra deep bunks also makes them ideal for split bunk feeding using heavy silage rations. On-farm experience has proven that the extra depth of these bunks are no problem for 500 lb. or larger youngstock. CHOOSE FROM 3 H-BUNK SIZES.
Wieser’s three standard feed bunks are designed for use with mechanical feeders. Select the mid-size 60” wide bunk for large animals or split bunk feeding. The extra deep 60” wide bunks are ideal for putting out more feed. All feed bunks are ready for mounting support posts and top rail.Feed bunks (aka troughs) are a specialty product we make at Wilbert Vault. Our bunks are all made with reinforced rebar and ultra-durable concrete so that you can be sure you’re getting a long-lasting, durable product for your livestock. For pricing, delivery, or pick-up options, please call us at 606-678-4981.Used as fence-line. Cattle access from the front and sloped back for easy filling. 10’ section. Slanted back, straight front. Flat on ground or post supporting feet. Open ended or single end.Easily installed against pre-existing fences. 9’4” section. Straight back, slanted front. Flat on ground or post supporting feet. Open ended or single end.

Daniels’ AgCast line of feed bunks come in 10’ sections that are steel and wire reinforced and hand-finished from high quality concrete. These industrial strength feeders are perfect for feed lots and cattle ranchers that need the most durable products with many available options to customize their application. Bunks can be set flat on the ground to accommodate calves or placed on supporting feet for easy cleaning and larger animals.Our associates at Blue River Manufacture excellent livestock waterers. Whether you are looking for concrete or poly tanks, we welcome the opportunity to earn your business. Visit Blue River’s web site.

Bedrock makes J style bunks they come in 4 different sizes & styles. Our cattle, calves, and sheep bunks are steel reinforced with a welded reinforced cage. All feed bunks are flat bottom.
The steel reinforcing in our concrete feed bunk consists of welded wire fabric with approximately 3/16” round vertical bars on 6” centers and the same size horizontal round bars on 2” centers. The steel reinforcing is placed approximately 1” from the outside wall of the concrete feed bunk.There are only two methods of manufacturing concrete bunks, a slip form/wet cast method or a dry cast method, which is what McPherson Concrete Products, Inc. utilizes.

Another important part of the dry cast method is the curing process. Our concrete feed bunks undergo an eight-hour steam cure after production. Steam curing prevents the loss of water in the concrete, which, in turn, ensures the hydration of all cement in the mix. Again, this translates into a very high strength, durable concrete feed bunk. Wet cast/slip-form products are at the mercy of nature to affect a curing process. Concrete cured in hot, windy or cold conditions results in a product with less strength and more cracking.

For more information about concrete feed bunks and to request a project quote, you may contact McPherson Concrete Products, Inc. at (620) 241-4362 or complete an online form.
Denser material exhibits less porosity (interconnected water voids) and is much less susceptible to ensilage or other acidic feeds. Of course, when the concrete feed bunk does not absorb the acid or other corrosives, you can expect a much longer service life.

The concrete we use in our dry cast concrete feed bunks has virtually no slump (eight sacks of cement per cubic yard). We use just enough water in the mix to chemically complete the hydration process. Because of the packing effect during production and the minimum amount of water used, a high density, high strength product results. When core samples of our concrete feed bunks are compared to a typical ready-mixed (wet cast) concrete feed bunk, the difference is clear. Our concrete feed bunks prove the greater density by comparison of unit weight and absorption. (The more water used in concrete, the more voids there are when the concrete cures.)
McPherson Concrete Products, Inc. concrete feed bunks are produced on a high-volume packerhead machine. This machine packs concrete against an outside form while trowelling the inside surface automatically for a smooth finish. This troweling results in a sealed surface that resists the effects of acidic rations as well as ice, snow and other elements.

What is a feed bunk?
Definitions of feed bunk. a long trough for feeding cattle. synonyms: bunk. type of: manger, trough. a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed.
McPherson Concrete Products, Inc., a company within McPherson Concrete Companies, produces durable, economical concrete feed bunks that are created using a dry cast concrete process. We have installed hundreds of thousands of feet of concrete feed bunks with thousands of satisfied customers.

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Our feed bunks are durable and long-lasting feeding trough option, and available in both J-bunk and H-bunk styles to best suit your farm’s needs. These concrete feed bunks are manufactured to be low maintenance and stronger than steel feeding troughs.Experienced engineering and design support and form manufacturing with the knowledge to design and build any custom precast concrete product to suit your needs.

What is a feeder in construction?
Feeders are used to meter the flow of material to meet the specified flow rate of the crushing system or process system. They play an important role in material handling in many mining, aggregate and other industrial applications.
SI Precast can aid in the design and implementation of a wide variety of farm equipment including permanent feed bunks, cattle guards and water tanks to “beef up” your livestock operation. The feed delivery alley should be 18 to 20 feet (5.5 to 6.1 m) from feed curb to feed curb in order to accommodate feed delivery without driving on feed or causing injury to cows. Choose a headlock design with a down-cow self-release mechanism. If you have large Holsteins, look for a headlock with a larger or adjustable width to provide a neck pivot point of 7.5 to 8.5 inches (19 to 22 cm) between the pipes when closed.