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mtremraf
Posted 2/22/2013 18:15 (#2918705)
Subject: Cost to put up a Grain Bin


Montana
Haven't put up any new bins in a long time and now getting back into it things don't seem right. Just got a quote right at $1/bushel ($7,000 total) to just erect a Sukup 24' diameter, 5 ring bin, stirator, stairs, fan (7.5 hp), heater. Seems a bit high.... thoughts? Total bin cost - materials, erection, concrete, electrical is around $4.2/bu. Again, seems way high. Thoughts?

I cannot find the weight of this bin online to see $/lb for installation - any rules of thumb? How about for stirator, how to price instillation? - A Sukup rep told me something like $30 per foot of diameter or radius. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Mbmaring
Posted 2/22/2013 18:27 (#2918729 - in reply to #2918705)
Subject: Re: Cost to put up a Grain Bin



North west MN
I put up a 56,000 bushel bin with 2 10 hp fans, stairs, air floor, concrete, and all labor 1.42 cents a bushel no heater no stirator and I did the site prep
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redoak
Posted 2/22/2013 18:31 (#2918741 - in reply to #2918705)
Subject: Re: Cost to put up a Grain Bin


Essex ,cty.-Ontario-30 miles East of Detroit ,Mi.
With bin demand and depending on locatio that may not be a bad price---I know a guy that did same with no stirrators or heater and it was low 20's
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sparrell
Posted 2/22/2013 18:46 (#2918777 - in reply to #2918705)
Subject: RE: Cost to put up a Grain Bin



I believe it's about $.30 to $.35 per pound "here" to have a basic bin erected. All add-ons (stirrators ect) cost extra. $4.20 bu for a drying bin that size with stairs is relatively cheap compared to some of the quotes I've got. I don't think the price is that out if line.


Edited by sparrell 2/22/2013 18:49
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JDPlowboy
Posted 2/22/2013 19:18 (#2918856 - in reply to #2918705)
Subject: RE: Cost to put up a Grain Bin


sw MN

Thats high.  I have a 38,000 bu bin ordered for $1.20 / bu with full floor and 20hp fan.  Thats every but gravel and wiring.  It does not have heat. I know a smaller bin has a higher cost per bu but not 3 1/2 times higher.



Edited by JDPlowboy 2/22/2013 19:52
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Rock Road
Posted 2/22/2013 19:27 (#2918885 - in reply to #2918705)
Subject: Re: Cost to put up a Grain Bin


W/C Illinois
Cost per bushel is going to be higher on smaller bins.
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swndwheat
Posted 2/22/2013 19:34 (#2918900 - in reply to #2918729)
Subject: Re: Cost to put up a Grain Bin


What brand of bin?
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mtremraf
Posted 2/22/2013 19:52 (#2918944 - in reply to #2918900)
Subject: Re: Cost to put up a Grain Bin


Montana
Sukup. I haven't gotten a bid from anyone else.
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L.E.M.
Posted 2/22/2013 20:13 (#2919005 - in reply to #2918705)
Subject: RE: Cost to put up a Grain Bin


SC PA
I'm sorry, but that is right in line.

You fellows that talk about your cost per bushel on the big bins. There is a world of difference between a 10-15-20,000+ bushel 'plain Jane' storage bin vs. a bin that has a Fastir and large fan/heater unit.

A fast crew could probably put that 7,000 bushel up in a day if it didn't have a Fastir in it. But if it's going to be installed correctly, it will take longer to put up a drying bin. So not only are you getting more equipment, you are going to be paying for more labor.

Edit: I am a Sukup dealer. I compete with all the other major brands: Brock, GSI, etc. When all products and services are the same, we are all usually within $1000-2000.




Edited by L.E.M. 2/22/2013 20:43
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Mbmaring
Posted 2/22/2013 20:30 (#2919049 - in reply to #2918900)
Subject: Re: Cost to put up a Grain Bin



North west MN
Mine was a brock
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mtremraf
Posted 2/22/2013 20:38 (#2919078 - in reply to #2919005)
Subject: RE: Cost to put up a Grain Bin


Montana
LEM,

Thank your for you comments. You said things were in line, implying the labor is ok? Thank you.

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swmn8560
Posted 2/22/2013 20:52 (#2919124 - in reply to #2918856)
Subject: RE: Cost to put up a Grain Bin


MN
$1.20 a bushel? wow what brand bin and who's selling them? been looking for another storage bin and anything under 50k bushels i'm hearing approx $2 a bushel done..
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L.E.M.
Posted 2/22/2013 20:52 (#2919125 - in reply to #2919078)
Subject: RE: Cost to put up a Grain Bin


SC PA
Sometimes it is very hard to tell what another dealer is quoting. I didn't see where you said what the labor was.

I'm almost 100% sure that $7,000 is only the roof and sidewalls. At least there is no way I could sell all the equipment (less labor) for a complete drying bin at that price. I was saying that if you are being priced a bin with the common options on a drying bin, you are about in the middle of the range.

I went back and looked at some we quoted. They ranged anywhere from $24,000 to $31,000 depending on what equipment was included, how many miles we have to go to get there, whether we priced in concrete, and whether that price included the concrete or just the labor to do the concrete, etc.

A good dealer is not cheap. But unfortunately, you usually don't know that until it's too late.


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mtremraf
Posted 2/22/2013 21:04 (#2919139 - in reply to #2919125)
Subject: Re: Cost to put up a Grain Bin


Montana
Here is the exact break down - Bin (7.5 hp fan, heater, canola floor, stairs, stirator (2 screws)) delivered to site = just under 20K. Labor to put up the bin = 7K.

What would you estimate to put up just the stirator?

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L.E.M.
Posted 2/22/2013 21:13 (#2919161 - in reply to #2919139)
Subject: Re: Cost to put up a Grain Bin


SC PA
For forming up (no excavating) and pouring the concrete (but not including the concrete itself) and then building a bin with those accessories, that is very close to what we would charge.

To install the Fastir when the bin is being built we charge an extra $450+/- (this would be included in the $7k).

If we have to put the Fastir in after the bin is already built, it would be more like $1,500 - 2,000.



Edit: Sorry, I just now realized, you were saying in your first post, that the labor is $7,000.



Edited by L.E.M. 2/22/2013 21:16
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Badger
Posted 2/22/2013 21:18 (#2919177 - in reply to #2918705)
Subject: Re: Cost to put up a Grain Bin


Huntley Montana
Where are you? I know of a reasonable crew in N Wy
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corn1
Posted 2/22/2013 22:05 (#2919297 - in reply to #2918705)
Subject: Re: Cost to put up a Grain Bin



SESD
Put up a 60k bushel bin. Pointed to where I wanted it. Was about 1.30 per bushel. Absolutely everything included. Sioux bin

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Tiler
Posted 2/23/2013 07:37 (#2919690 - in reply to #2918705)
Subject: Re: Cost to put up a Grain Bin


SCIA
Put up a 67k last fall. We did site prep and poured the concrete. Excluding our labor cost,.97 per bushel, including erection. Erection and floor was done by Quail Erectors from South Dakota. Second one they have put up for us. Very satisfied with their prices and service.
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GangGreen
Posted 2/23/2013 08:12 (#2919764 - in reply to #2918705)
Subject: RE: Cost to put up a Grain Bin



Eastern Iowa
I erected my last 24 footer for under $3000. Concrete, with labor, rebar, and mini-excavator rental was roughly $3000 as well. Didn't have a stirator, I'd tack on $400 for that just to make sure I was covered, time-wise. Stairs are pretty much standard equipment these days, I don't charge extra for those. Does your $7000 erection costs include the cost of concrete as well? If it does, you aren't that far off if the builder has a lot of road time to and from. I typically charge $.30-.33 per pound for erection (depending on equipment) plus road time one way. A bin that size, start to finish with a 6 man crew shouldn't take more than 4-5 days, tops.
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School Of Hard Knock
Posted 2/23/2013 08:25 (#2919785 - in reply to #2919764)
Subject: WHERE DO YOU GET BINS THAT CHEAP???????


just a tish NE of central ND
GangGreen - 2/23/2013 07:12

I erected my last 24 footer for under $3000. Concrete, with labor, rebar, and mini-excavator rental was roughly $3000 as well. Didn't have a stirator, I'd tack on $400 for that just to make sure I was covered, time-wise. Stairs are pretty much standard equipment these days, I don't charge extra for those. Does your $7000 erection costs include the cost of concrete as well? If it does, you aren't that far off if the builder has a lot of road time to and from. I typically charge $.30-.33 per pound for erection (depending on equipment) plus road time one way. A bin that size, start to finish with a 6 man crew shouldn't take more than 4-5 days, tops.


Used salvaged bin??????Tell us where you find that cheap of 24 foot bin and ill buy one or several right away...I realize you arent counting anything for you own labor..... but,,,,,,,,,,
Wish I had your figures on a 24 foot new bin...... Concrete and foundation construction cost that you paid is all it would buy in this country , then you still need a bin..... 10,500 bushel bin with only a door and inside , outside ladders is 10,000$ alone.Its needs erection labor also and without the costs are near a dollar a bushel for the metal in a pile. Seems to me that bolts are like 40 cents a piece alone when you figure out how much they are in bin package deal.
Buddy of mine bought 4 new 27 foot vins and said the sheet metal in a pile was like 78 cents a bushel without any other costs.


Edited by School Of Hard Knock 2/23/2013 08:37
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Q Ball
Posted 2/23/2013 11:21 (#2920142 - in reply to #2919690)
Subject: Re: Cost to put up a Grain Bin


SE Mn
Tiler - 2/22/2013 18:37

Put up a 67k last fall. We did site prep and poured the concrete. Excluding our labor cost,.97 per bushel, including erection. Erection and floor was done by Quail Erectors from South Dakota. Second one they have put up for us. Very satisfied with their prices and service.



Thanks Tom-
It was a pleasure doing business with you again.
I look forward to seeing you guys again next year after your bins are all full!
Thanks again-

Brian Quail
Quail Steel Construction
Austin, Mn
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GangGreen
Posted 2/23/2013 11:40 (#2920180 - in reply to #2919785)
Subject: RE: WHERE DO YOU GET BINS THAT CHEAP???????



Eastern Iowa
You misunderstood.

I build and sell bins on the side. $3000 is what I charged to put up the last 24 footer we did, last fall. That was for erection of the structure and installing the augers and floor. If he's being charged $7000 for that, somebody made a mistake, unless the number includes labor, bar, and concrete as well. I don't quote bins here, you have to call me for that!
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mtremraf
Posted 2/23/2013 12:22 (#2920252 - in reply to #2920180)
Subject: RE: WHERE DO YOU GET BINS THAT CHEAP???????


Montana
Correct, the 7K is just to put up the bin. No concrete involved.
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mac7100
Posted 12/5/2015 13:40 (#4940765 - in reply to #2919785)
Subject: RE: WHERE DO YOU GET BINS THAT CHEAP???????


Clarence Mo. Has bins. 24ft. for 4933.00. Plus $1621 for floor and supplies. GMLS industries
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easymoney
Posted 12/5/2015 17:03 (#4940991 - in reply to #4940765)
Subject: RE: WHERE DO YOU GET BINS THAT CHEAP???????


ecmn
just got a quote on a bin. 18k bushel bin including stairway, floor, fans, distributer carry in sweep arm and standard 8" unloader.complete bin minus site work for 23k dollars. gmls out of Clarence Mo.

that did not include labor for putting up bin or any concrete.
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GrainTrader
Posted 12/5/2015 17:12 (#4940999 - in reply to #2920180)
Subject: GANG GREEN



20 Miles West of Indianapolis Indiana
What should a 36' 10 ring cost to erect the shell on my pad?
Outside staircase landing but no stairs (I have stairs on bin next to it)

I'll be doing the floor/unloads/fan/transition.

Just an estimate to help to get idea for when I talk to a Couple builders...
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