Everything About Grain Bins (Farmers are Geniuses) - Smarter Every Day 218

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Farmers are actual real life geniuses. They can feed themselves and fix anything. Serious respect.


First of all, if you need to put together a grain bin, I recommend calling Danny. The man is a genius.
His email is: dannylef2 at yah00 d0t c0m
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Grain Packing Factors:


Fan sizing for grain bin applications:

How to handle a grain bin emergency:



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  1. Who Am I

    Who Am I

    2 árum síðan

    Farmer sees title: **blushes**

    • Mo Parrish

      Mo Parrish

      19 dögum síðan


    • Outdoor SLINKY

      Outdoor SLINKY

      22 dögum síðan

      That's me

    • Who Am I

      Who Am I

      22 dögum síðan

      @Duner250R I know right it's crazy

    • Duner250R


      24 dögum síðan

      Always has to turn political Jesus Christ.

    • Who Am I

      Who Am I

      Mánuði síðan

      @F.B.I indeed it is

  2. Max McGrath

    Max McGrath

    19 klukkustundum síðan

    So really surprised that you did not talk about the PTO

  3. Max McGrath

    Max McGrath

    20 klukkustundum síðan

    I am in or are you a real farmer because I am and when he said by the time in the dried fruit we actually don’t have enough time to use green beans so we don’t use them but we have them and we used to use them with my grandpa died and that we don’t use them

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    Lucasfluffygames Games

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  5. John G

    John G

    3 dögum síðan

    Many years ago, maybe 35 year's ago, I worked for a company that Installed grain bins. We had hand jacks that would bolt to the sides, lift it up and add another ring all the way around, and repeat. It was a cool job. The heavier sheet's are used for the bottom. Keep jacking, add a ring, bolt it on, repeat.

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  14. h8GWBî


    5 dögum síðan

    The logical part of my brain knows everything that Destin is saying about farmers is true, while the emotional side is still having _yuuuge_ trust issues from getting supercharged from the last few years. Also, the autism sure doesn't help. Stupid emotions.

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  17. Charlie Kempf

    Charlie Kempf

    7 dögum síðan

    The montage segment where you build the bin is one of my favorite clips on ISboths. Amazing work!

  18. Harsha Gowda

    Harsha Gowda

    7 dögum síðan

    Farmers are the backbone of every country, not only America..., I'm from India you imagine

  19. Zach Mocherman

    Zach Mocherman

    8 dögum síðan

    Lovin the Mythbusters title scene

  20. Nathan Webster

    Nathan Webster

    9 dögum síðan

    Love it! Thanks for showcasing the Ag industry. Small world, that guy building the bin, built our 58ft bin in Illinois with his brother. Most efficient crew I’ve seen. Wasn’t expecting to see anyone I knew!

  21. jdman561


    9 dögum síðan

    Yes, punches are the best. That’s how I would realign a stubborn hole while riveting. Drilling out a misaligned hole, is for the weak.

  22. ThesuperQuesadilla


    9 dögum síðan

    DIY indoor skydiving

  23. Joseph Bridges

    Joseph Bridges

    9 dögum síðan

    When you want to learn about the infrastructure around the sign business let me know, I could use some free labor lol

  24. Don Riedel

    Don Riedel

    9 dögum síðan

    Something that should've been said: the density of the dust in a grain bin is one of the most flammable things ever. NEVER strike a match/light a cigarette in there!

  25. Michael Montgomery

    Michael Montgomery

    11 dögum síðan

    5:48: sign: DO NOT ENTER THIS BIN! WILL RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH **enters bin**

  26. An Epic Otter

    An Epic Otter

    12 dögum síðan

    In regards to repairing farming equipment, the farmers use every tool they can but companies like John Deere make it a royal pain to do many repairs and directly oppose Right to Repair proposals. Although right to repair already exists in the consumer automotive industry, it doesn't exist for any computers or applicably to this video, farming equipment. This means that companies can prevent farmers from buying repair tools and equipment and force them to pay the manufacturer to do repairs which can lead to weeks of equipment downtime during periods where they absolutely need that equipment running. To combat this anti-competitive and anti-consumer business practice, please consider supporting right to repair in your state or country. What you do to your property is none of their business but many corporations have quite literally made it their business to control the life cycle of your property.

  27. Toren Skinner

    Toren Skinner

    12 dögum síðan

    DRIFT PINS.... They are called drift pins NOT punches. Are we really getting smarter? NOT. TODAY...

  28. Lulu_ber


    13 dögum síðan

    A Farmer like this The Farmer isnt an object right?

  29. wormyish


    13 dögum síðan

    We called punches alignment pins in commercial refrigeration

  30. ruben sipos

    ruben sipos

    14 dögum síðan

    This video was posted on my birthday

  31. your mom

    your mom

    14 dögum síðan

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  32. Chuck Shuck

    Chuck Shuck

    15 dögum síðan

    Interesting way to build a structure. reminds me of those time-lapse’s of mushrooms growing

  33. Eli Gerhard

    Eli Gerhard

    15 dögum síðan

    And now SpaceX is flying these out of Texas

  34. Jon


    15 dögum síðan


  35. A Chicken Nugget

    A Chicken Nugget

    15 dögum síðan

    thought the title said "eating about every grain bin"

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  37. fishnmaster421


    16 dögum síðan

    I lost a friend in one of these. He fell in and he passed away before they could get him out.

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  39. Taco Crisma

    Taco Crisma

    18 dögum síðan

    I didn't realize that those grain elevators were PTO driven. Nice.



    18 dögum síðan

    Does anyone know why they are able to just walk all over the grains like that, I'm addressing hygiene here

  41. Davey Jones (6:8 Fitness)

    Davey Jones (6:8 Fitness)

    18 dögum síðan

    I like how he’s with the farmer for 10 minutes and immediately adopts a country accent

  42. DBKMinecraft


    18 dögum síðan

    I love this video so freakin much

  43. Gold Lock Fish

    Gold Lock Fish

    18 dögum síðan

    Yeet Bins

  44. Janice Sullivan

    Janice Sullivan

    20 dögum síðan

    To all our farmers: a heartfelt thank you for what you do!

  45. Mike Watn

    Mike Watn

    20 dögum síðan

    I don't know I stay on the farm. 😂

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    harry truman (zoomboyz6500)

    21 degi síðan síðan

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  48. Outdoor SLINKY

    Outdoor SLINKY

    22 dögum síðan

    I live on a farm and we harvest soybean and corn we have 8500 acres we farm in 3 countys

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    jan o

    22 dögum síðan

    The Best ISboths channel in the WORLD ¡¡¡

  50. Kaegri


    22 dögum síðan

    I notice Destin was code-switching *a lot* while with these farmers 😆 I do it too and it's like when you mirror someone's body language, it's an empathy thing.

  51. Modestbigotson Dkhar

    Modestbigotson Dkhar

    22 dögum síðan

    I love farmers they work hard to earn

  52. Daniel L

    Daniel L

    22 dögum síðan


  53. BRG


    23 dögum síðan

    Excellent video and coverage of grain bins

  54. Jeff Garbarek

    Jeff Garbarek

    23 dögum síðan

    No city folk get what it takes to bring them food.

  55. Bobby Stanley

    Bobby Stanley

    24 dögum síðan

    My allergies are hurting so bad just imagining that dust!!!!!!!!!

  56. Cole Bowden

    Cole Bowden

    24 dögum síðan

    This is fantastic! As a grain bin builder, I struggle to explain the process to people. I will now use this all the time so thank you very much!

  57. Benjamin Cadnum; Cadnum-Crabtree farms

    Benjamin Cadnum; Cadnum-Crabtree farms

    26 dögum síðan

    I am a farmhand myself, and you did a very good job!

  58. Zubi


    26 dögum síðan

    One of my fav episodes..love for farmers..❤️👍

  59. Dr. Doppeldecker

    Dr. Doppeldecker

    26 dögum síðan

    07:15 John Deere doesn't like that^^

  60. Fievel Mousekewitz

    Fievel Mousekewitz

    26 dögum síðan

    Now we know where Walter Kovacs got a job after escaping from Dr. Manhattan.

  61. Roy Hammond

    Roy Hammond

    27 dögum síðan

    But Bloomberg said all you had to do was put a seed in the ground. He wouldn't last 10 minutes.

  62. Ben DL

    Ben DL

    27 dögum síðan

    Funny how they don’t want to say that they dry it for storage and then of course add water before selling :) We get it, don’t be ashamed to control humidity to make money..

  63. Comfortable


    29 dögum síðan

    Nice piece, thanks.

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    Aubrey Legendre

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  67. Gaming Bigfats

    Gaming Bigfats

    Mánuði síðan

    All farmers are real hero’s.

  68. Ronin


    Mánuði síðan

    really enjoyed this, thanks mate

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    Mánuði síðan

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  70. Rip - Tooth

    Rip - Tooth

    Mánuði síðan

    The last good SmarterEveryDay video. :(

  71. The one and only lava lamp

    The one and only lava lamp

    Mánuði síðan

    Got 16 ads so far, not even at the end, ISboths hates me haha

  72. F.B.I


    Mánuði síðan

    9:10,making a replay buttom for myself

  73. Tarik


    Mánuði síðan

    Ask a farmer with John Deere equipment to fix their own. Right to repair.

  74. Tarik


    Mánuði síðan

    More like engineers are smart and solve farming problems

  75. Nithin


    Mánuði síðan

    " When a farmer has a mechanical problem,they don't wait for help. They know their equipment inside and out, and they wrap a wrench or a tool, and they just start taking things apart, and fixing it immediately. " John Deer: 👀

    • h8GWBî


      5 dögum síðan

      _Apple has entered the chat_ "You know, Mister Deere, the enemy of my enemy is my friend..."

    • DeathlordSlavik


      10 dögum síðan

      Hate how John Deere has gone so anti-consumer by making things near impossible to fix yourself.

    • Clayton Hess

      Clayton Hess

      13 dögum síðan

      So true!

  76. Jonathan Otano

    Jonathan Otano

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  78. MA


    Mánuði síðan

    Noticed you getting your drawl on when you’re around those good ol’ boys ! The Libs have no idea what goes on to feed their pie holes 😝

  79. Brian Barrilleaux

    Brian Barrilleaux

    Mánuði síðan

    "moisture-to-bean balance ratio."

  80. trippy1012


    Mánuði síðan

    it's impressive they repair everything themselves because the companies selling the machines are evil extortionists that say doing anything voids a warranty for a profit.

  81. Ricardo Quimbayo

    Ricardo Quimbayo

    Mánuði síðan

    Awesome video! really loved 👍

  82. FooBar


    Mánuði síðan

    but are punches better than snatch blocks? ;)

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  84. da king113

    da king113

    Mánuði síðan

    Ngl that fan sounded like an air raid siren

  85. Lully Lew

    Lully Lew

    Mánuði síðan

    Not gonna go into the fact that they cover their crops in glyphosate which poisons the land and water supplies then aswell as the bugs and bees that actually help the process of growing these crops? No of course you're not...

  86. Salvador Patlan

    Salvador Patlan

    Mánuði síðan

    My dad drove tractors since the 70s then the ones with gps came out (in the early stages) he use to get mad and correct the path because the gps on the tractor was making lines that were not parallel.

  87. Ascertivus


    Mánuði síðan

    1:01 Great and clever intro!

  88. Archimedes Joseph Calnan

    Archimedes Joseph Calnan

    Mánuði síðan

    What was being blurred on the grain bin door at 14:07?

  89. Matthew Wiley

    Matthew Wiley

    Mánuði síðan

    I really liked this video. I grew up around farms and even did moisture testing for farmers when i was 8 to 18 when farmers brought their grain in. My grandfather passed away a year ago at 95. I think what upset him the most waa when he was about 91 and couldn't help plant or harvest the crop. Most people dont understand how much work goes into their big mac burger or other food. Thanks again for the video as it was heart warming and made me think of my roots.

  90. Gene Beuglet

    Gene Beuglet

    Mánuði síðan

    Did he say "I been trying to grow cornzis for years"? He did. My God, he's just as dumb as the rest of us

  91. mrkingjesse


    Mánuði síðan

    Funny how the host gets a country accent.

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  93. Adam Dirks

    Adam Dirks

    Mánuði síðan

    I teared up a little bit because my grandpa was a farmer and he played the "we're not very smart" card but that man was a genius and the kindest man I ever knew.

  94. shrokbouf


    Mánuði síðan

    I would love to see a 100% arbitrary Punches vs Weedeaters vs Snatchblocks vs linear flow comparison to once and for crown what is "the best" :D

  95. lito dito

    lito dito

    Mánuði síðan

    4:00 This 🏢 method is even used in japan for skyscrapers. Pretty sure this could be used for just about anything other then bridges purely because of wind being to strong the entire thing could fall.

  96. Treyton Winkler

    Treyton Winkler

    Mánuði síðan

    “What do you call that tool” “A punch” This killed me

  97. Knightwolf


    Mánuði síðan

    should talk about how farmers are fighting right to repair now

  98. Kleft the Vessel

    Kleft the Vessel

    Mánuði síðan

    As an Iowan, this is a video I definitely like.

  99. Keen Bean

    Keen Bean

    Mánuði síðan

    Hey man, you should talk about right to repair and the work that Louis Rossmann is doing. It's a major factor in the farming sector as well as electronics and other industries. I was hoping you'd mention it when you were showing how farmers had to work on their own equipment.

  100. Yuri Brandi

    Yuri Brandi

    Mánuði síðan

    the punches are also referred to as " drift pins" since you can drift things into place with them.. they are the corner stone of fabrication.