I have a 36x60 pole barn with 16 ft. walls; I've posted a pic of it in the photos section. This yr. we have gotten such an extreme amount of snow that it has made it very difficult just to get to our horses. So, I'm thinking I want to put four 12x12 stalls inside the barn at the one end of the barn; two stalls on either side separated by a 12 ft. isle. In essence, I want to put a loft that would be 24x36 to store hay.
Giving the horses 10 ft of head room, that gives me about 6 ft of loft ht at the bottoms of the roof trusses. I guestimated that a 12x12 area of hay bales stacked 6 ft high would be about 6,000lbs ??? Yes? No?
If that's a close estimate, what do you think I should use to construct the loft? Any ideas?
Edited by CantonHayGuy, 04 March 2010 - 11:59 PM.