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tefer2
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« on: September 16, 2013, 09:02:19 AM »

Anyone have any to share?
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 01:01:24 AM »

Sorry no one has given you an answer, Tefer.  I just have single hives with no pallets.  This Sat. is our club metting I will ask some of them.  Good luck




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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 09:18:24 AM »

Not many people run 6-ways. I would just like to have a plan to make a few.
Could just add 2 more hives to a 4 way plan I guess.
It always help to talk to keepers that have been there.
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 12:33:02 PM »

Now that I have a tractor, I might figure one out.  I may as well move things on pallets...
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 01:06:04 PM »

Michael, pallets are working out better than I ever thought they would. Moving bees on pallets speeds things up and means less equipment to purchase.
I have a bunch of bottom boards now that I'm switching over.
Was always running out before.
I have to thank my buddy Danno for all the help with his 4 way pallet design.
I would just like to try a few 6 ways with medium boxes.


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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 01:54:48 PM »

I have eight frame mediums and they are currently 14 to a stand (8' 3" by 48" stands).  I figure I might even go for 8 hives on a pallet (56" by 42" or so if I leave 2" in front to pour feed on the bottoms...).

Yes, it would free up a lot of bottoms... maybe I wouldn't have to ever buy them again...
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 03:39:50 PM »

My thoughts are 16 1/4 + 1/2 + 16 1/4 + 1/2 + 16 1/4 = 49 3/4 wide round up to 50" X 45" deep.   
19 7/8  + 2 + 19 7/8 + 1 5/8 x 2 for landingboards = 45

Using something like this you sure want a couple of calm colonies in the 2 middle positions.
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2013, 01:43:04 AM »

On your 3 point forks, are you talking about 3 point hitch on the back of the tractor and then a 2 prong fork forforking the pallet.  One like we used to use to move large round bales of hay.  I have one of those and have a couple of pallet jacks.  Have thought about taking one of those and making a 3 point hitch hook up for smaller items than the large bales.  Good luck



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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2013, 08:49:14 AM »

Just a set of forks welded together that could be picked up by a 3 point. Nothing fancy and I only need one to try out. Balancing the load may prove to be difficult at times.
A bale fork is what gave me the idea to start with.
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2013, 09:06:52 AM »

Danno sent me this link with a few pictures. Thanks Dan!
http://www.edwards-equip.com/SiteDocuments/tp0405.pdf
More, http://www.agrisupply.com/product.aspx?p=72511&sid=asf10&eid=Easf10&utm_source=FreeGoogle&utm_medium=CSE&utm_campaign=MerchAdv&zmam=77232640&zmas=1&zmac=1&zmap=72511&gclid=CNuM29eU6bkCFSho7AodHx8AVA
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