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Offline tefer2

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6-way pallet plans
« on: September 16, 2013, 10:02:19 AM »
Anyone have any to share?

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Re: 6-way pallet plans
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 02:01:24 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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Re: 6-way pallet plans
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 10:18:24 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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Re: 6-way pallet plans
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 01:33:02 PM »
Now that I have a tractor, I might figure one out.  I may as well move things on pallets...
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Re: 6-way pallet plans
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 02:06:04 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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Re: 6-way pallet plans
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 02:54:48 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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Re: 6-way pallet plans
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 04:39:50 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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Re: 6-way pallet plans
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2013, 02:43:04 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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Re: 6-way pallet plans
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2013, 09:49:14 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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« Last Edit: September 26, 2013, 10:26:54 AM by tefer2 »