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How much shelled corn will a 55 gallon drum hold?

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FordTractorMan

05-12-2006 08:51:55
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Anyone got a definite answer on how many bushels of shelled corn will go in a 55 gallon drum? Also, is there a difference between a drum and a barrel? I've heard both words used interchangably. Thanks.

FTM




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hogman_2002

05-12-2006 21:12:04
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 Re: How much shelled corn will a 55 gallon drum ho in reply to FordTractorMan, 05-12-2006 08:51:55  
It should hold between 335-350lbs. This would be in a metal 55 gallon barrel, depending on how full it is.



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ErnieDD

05-12-2006 19:05:58
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 Re: How much shelled corn will a 55 gallon drum ho in reply to FordTractorMan, 05-12-2006 08:51:55  
Measure your "55" gallon drum. I will bet it is a letttle bit bigger. At the plant mine are 62 gallons to allow 55 gallons of product and ullage or room for expansion.



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Dale S.

05-12-2006 11:50:11
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 Re: How much shelled corn will a 55 gallon drum ho in reply to FordTractorMan, 05-12-2006 08:51:55  
A drum is 55 gals. and barrel is 42 gal. A barrel of crude oil is 42 gals. and drum of oil is 55 gals.



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GaryK

05-12-2006 11:14:40
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 Re: How much shelled corn will a 55 gallon drum ho in reply to FordTractorMan, 05-12-2006 08:51:55  
Aero has it right. There is 0.13368 cubic feet in 1 gallon. Therefore, 55gal X 0.13368 = 7.35 cubic feet in a 55 gallon drum. There is 0.80 bushels in a cubic foot, so 7.35 cubic feet X 0.80 bushels/cubic foot = 5.88 bushels in a 55 gal drum. If you want it in pounds, you will need to know the bushel weight of the corn. For standard 56#/bu corn, it would be 329.28#.



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Stinky Cheese

05-12-2006 11:12:25
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 Re: How much shelled corn will a 55 gallon drum ho in reply to FordTractorMan, 05-12-2006 08:51:55  
Don`t in depend on if it`s shelled or on the cob? What about pop corn: popped or unpopped?

Sorry, you guys were getting too close to agreeing on an answer.



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FordTractorMan

05-12-2006 11:32:37
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 Re: How much shelled corn will a 55 gallon drum ho in reply to Stinky Cheese, 05-12-2006 11:12:25  
Sure it does. That's why my question was about shelled corn!



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neblinc

05-12-2006 10:47:13
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 Re: How much shelled corn will a 55 gallon drum ho in reply to FordTractorMan, 05-12-2006 08:51:55  
Will the real answer please stand up?
According to the link below I get 5.908 bushels in 55 gallons.

Randy



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John (C-IL)

05-12-2006 09:41:19
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 Re: How much shelled corn will a 55 gallon drum ho in reply to FordTractorMan, 05-12-2006 08:51:55  
Here in the feed mill I usually put 300# in a 55 gallon barrel, so 5.35 bushel. It will hold more, but you have to move it.



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Daniel2

05-12-2006 09:10:36
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 Re: How much shelled corn will a 55 gallon drum ho in reply to FordTractorMan, 05-12-2006 08:51:55  
There are 8 gallons in one bushel. 6.88 bushels in a 55 gallon barrel or drum.



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dbwillia

05-12-2006 09:09:01
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 Re: How much shelled corn will a 55 gallon drum ho in reply to FordTractorMan, 05-12-2006 08:51:55  
Level full a 55 gallon barrel will hold 6 7/8 bushel of corn. It lacks one gallon of holding 7 bushel, in other words.



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Areo

05-12-2006 10:06:54
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 Re: How much shelled corn will a 55 gallon drum ho in reply to dbwillia, 05-12-2006 09:09:01  
I think you meant 5 7/8 bushel. I least that's what my calculator gets.

Areo



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dbwillia

05-12-2006 12:14:21
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 Re: How much shelled corn will a 55 gallon drum ho in reply to Areo, 05-12-2006 10:06:54  
8 gallons to a bushel. 6 bushel would be 48 gallons. Seven gallons left over. My calculator shows 6.875 when dividing 55 by 8.



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dbwillia

05-12-2006 12:20:46
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 Re: How much shelled corn will a 55 gallon drum ho in reply to dbwillia, 05-12-2006 12:14:21  
Apparently a gallon of corn takes up more space than a normal gallon so my computations are wrong. I just assumed a gallon was a gallon no matter what. I guess you a never too old to learn.



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FordTractorMan

05-12-2006 10:20:49
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 Re: How much shelled corn will a 55 gallon drum ho in reply to Areo, 05-12-2006 10:06:54  
How'd you figure that? Just curious.



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Areo

05-12-2006 10:36:08
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 Re: How much shelled corn will a 55 gallon drum ho in reply to FordTractorMan, 05-12-2006 10:20:49  
7.48 gallon per cubic foot. 1 1/4 cubic foot per bushel. 7.48 X 1 1/4 = 9.35. 55 divided by 9.35 = 5.88. OR 55 X 230.4 cu. in.(1 gal.) = 12672. 12872 divided by 1728(1 cu.ft.) = 7.33cu. ft.. 7.33 divided by 1 1/4 (1 1/4 cu. ft. per bushel) = 5.86.

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Areo



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