Jump to content
AndyChalmers

Weight of IBC cage full of split Ash

Recommended Posts

Hi, does anyone know what the weight would be of a steel IBC cage full of split Ash (9").  Both green & seasoned. 

Just purchased a new compact 30hp tractor with front loader expecting it to be fine and it wont lift them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Ironbark said:

I've got the same problem by the way. Have you considered rear 3 point linkage forks?

new tractor spec is 400kg front forks limit.  was told would easily lift a cage of logs hmmm.  thats eaxactly what im looking for really.  Then also going to make a 3 point linkage attachment for the back of my 4 ton dumper 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
new tractor spec is 400kg front forks limit.  was told would easily lift a cage of logs hmmm.  thats eaxactly what im looking for really.  Then also going to make a 3 point linkage attachment for the back of my 4 ton dumper 

Have you got a rear weight on? Counter balance is pretty important when you’re lifting anywhere near its limit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, SbTVF said:


Have you got a rear weight on? Counter balance is pretty important when you’re lifting anywhere near its limit.

yes a barrel full of concrete lol.  normally tractors lift more than spec just tip over, mine just doesnt lift it nor tip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As said you are looking at around 500kg including crate. Our 55hp compact can only just handle a cube of wet logs and has had to have some repairs to the front axles due to overloading. Think you are just asking too much of a 30hp machine. Probably not what you want to hear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.