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July Equipment Highlight

It is Tuesday July 26th and time for another edition of our Equipment Highlight. Through out July we have highlighted grain handling and storage. Today we look at the most obvious storage solution, a grain bin. There are basically three  type of grain bin, a drying bin, storage bin and silo. Also size does matter, how much grain do you need to store?


When choosing a grain bin what are your requirement? Bushels, cost (budget), drying or storage. Once source to turn for answers to all of these questions is Brock On Farm Grain Storage.


® On-Farm Grain Storage Bins

For on-farm grain storage, Brock's broad line of wide-corrugation and narrow-corrugation bin choices helps you to get the right grain storage bin for the job.
For on-farm grain storage, Brock’s broad line of wide-corrugation and narrow-corrugation bin choices helps you to get the right grain storage bin for the job.
BROCK® Bin size choices range from 15 to 54 feet (4.6 to 11 m) in diameter and capacities up to nearly 66,000 bushels (2,200 m³) for the largest farm bin.
BROCK® Bin size choices range from 15 to 54 feet (4.6 to 11 m) in diameter and capacities up to nearly 66,000 bushels (2,200 m³) for the largest farm bin.
Brock also offers handling, conditioning and drying systems along with storage bins.
Brock also offers handling, conditioning and drying systems along with storage bins.

The Leader You Can Trust!

Brock has a world-wide reputation as the leader you can trust to provide reliable on-farm storage that allows farmers to market their grain when they are ready. Brock’s industry-leading systems are designed to perform together to match your needs for reliable on-farm storage and to provide a better return on your investment. Whether your on-farm storage system consists of a couple of bins with an auger or an integrated drying, handling and storage system, BROCK® Bins are the right choice for the job.

For dependable, secure storage season after season, many farmers turn to Brock because Brock offers:

  • More models and choices – from 15- to 54-foot (4.6- to 11-m) diameter bins with a maximum storage capacity of nearly 66,000 bushels (2,200 m³).
  • Strength-providing roof designthat offers the highest farm bin peak load capacities available – up to 8,000 pounds (3,600 kg) with a ground snow load rating of 30 pounds per square foot (146 kg per m²).
  • Choice of narrow-corrugation(2.66-inch / 68-mm wide) orwide-corrugation (4-inch / 102-mm) sidewalls providing a greater variety of bin size and height options.
  • Practical innovations such as easy-open access doors that require no tools, unique roof ventilation systems for more total ventilation and no roof cuts and high-strength aeration floors with ample air distribution and easy clean-out.

No matter how sophisticated your grain system becomes in the future, the core of that system will always be the bin. Contact us or your professional Brock dealer to learn more about industry-leading systems from Brock – the leader you can trust. Design does matter – experience the Brock difference!

Brock also offers a full line of grain dryers and accessories.

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Ladders, augers, dryer are all options in addition to capacity.
When talking about a dryer these also come in large and small sizes, depends upon how much grain needs to be dried and how much time you want to spend drying.  A Sukup Dryer is one option.

The simple menu system on the QuadraTouchTM leads you through all dryer operations.

The QuadraTouchTM controls use advanced algorithms and calculus to increase dryer efficiency and reduce large swings in temperature and discharge moisture. This system minimizes, and virtually eliminates, under- and over-shooting of your set target moisture content.

On-Screen graphs show dryer performance. The system log records all dryer events. The graphs and other data may be easily transferred to a computer for dryer performance analysis and record-keeping.

Advanced self-diagnostics and intelligent fault sensing make it easy to trouble-shoot problems.

The QuadraTouchTM control box is portable. It can easily be located up to 200 feet away without the use of a heavy umbilical cord. All that’s needed is a 110v plug in and Ethernet cord.

The AC Drive on the QuadraTouchTM dryer allows the dryer to operate at 5% metering roll speed, which means you can dry wetter corn (up to 35%).

The QuadraTouchTM is the only dryer with:

  • An independent Back-Up Control System that allows you to run all dryer functions in manual mode.
  • Removable media with Microsoft Excel-friendly data formats to allow you to transfer data from the QuadraTouchTM control to your computer.
  • Enough data storage to plot every minute of drying for thousands of hours.
  • Touch panel HMI, Electronic Mod Valve, AC Drive and PLC standard.

Of course, the 2009 QuadraTouchTM Dryers also have all of the exclusive features that have made Sukup Dryers so popular.

Quad Metering Rolls for more even drying.

Consistently higher quality grain.

Grain Cross-OverTM system on stacked dryers.

The first dryer to offer true moisture sensing as a standard feature.

Large access and clean-out doors.

Air and heat provided by proven, efficient Sukup fans and heaters – the best in the industry.

How many bushels do you need to handle. In a smaller operation 10,000 bushels may be just the ticket. In a commercial operation 50,000 bushels or more may be needed.

Commercial grain bins, like these, have enormous storage capacity
Grain bins have been expertly engineered from the ground up, incorporating 85 years of experience into every design.

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Commercial Grain Bins – Wide-Corr™ Centurion™ From Westeel

These premium corrugated steel commercial grain bins feature 44″ extra sturdy wall sheets, positive rib seal, and factory assembled heavy-duty access door.Westeel commercial grain bins feature:

Corrugated side-wall sheets

      The 4″ corrugated sidewall sheets are engineered for fast erection and greater strength.

Wall Stiffeners

      Heavy-duty wall stiffeners are used on all commercial grain bins. The heavy-duty base plate, which is bolted to the stiffener, anchors the bin to the foundation.

Roof Design

    Roof is specially re-enforced to accommodate auxiliary equipment and heavy snow loads. The roof is attached to the sidewalls with a heavy gauge top angle and the 30° slope promotes moisture run-off and maximum usable capacity.
With over 150 models of Centurion Commercial Grain Bins,
Westeel has the storage solution for any application.

Featuring Super Strong Sidewall Sheets
Commercial grain bins, like these, have enormous storage capacityCenturion sidewall sheets are made from G115 galvanized steel which is 25% heavier galvanizing than the traditional industry standard G90 and provides a longer coating life for your steel grain bin against the elements. Most sheets are rolled from high strength 50-ksi steel and are 44″ tall, which means you use fewer sheets that are lighter but stronger; therefore, fewer seams for improved weather protection and faster installation. Their ultra flat 4″ corrugation pattern provides superior cleanout without compromising structural strength.

Heavy Bottom Angle
A heavy bottom angle is used to secure the bin and ensure a positive seal between the sidewall and the foundation.

New Variable Section Stiffeners (VSS)
Centurion utilizes an all-new upright technology called Variable Section Stiffener (VSS), which works on the principle that the greater the vertical load required, the larger the stiffener section should be. This means the uprights and the section change in thickness from top to bottom. For additional value, our new upright laminating system allows the use of pre-galvanized material and minimizes the use of the splice plates in most connections.

Specially Designed Crawl Door
Factory assembled and installed, Centurion features a standard heavy-duty 24″ diameter crawl door manufactured on a heavy wall sheet for secure fit and easy access.

High Strength Bolts
Westeel double bolts (triple on some large diameter bins) all sidewall sheets with high strength Grade 8.2 JS500 zinc plated bolts. Polyethylene washers ensure a weather-tight seal for each bolt.

Extra Sturdy Roof Design
Designed using the latest in roof design, the Centurion roof features small corrugations formed right into the galvanized roof sheets for increased rigidity and strength, a weather-tight fit at all ribs and an aggressive 30° slope for quick moisture run off. The roof itself is attached with a top angle that provides a positive connection of the roof sheets to the sidewall sheets. An inspection hatch roof sheet provides access to the interior of the bin and comes standard with roof ladder rungs. Wide-Corr’s rafter roof has been designed to take additional loads from auxiliary equipment and can handle up to 10,000 lbs. on Series 54 to 105 bins. Heavy beam roof framing supports, combined with purlins and thrust rods, ensure no sagging or leaking from heavy loads of snow or ice.

A commercial grain bin does offer more features due to size and capabilities. Of course commercial bins offer drying as well but on a much larger scale.
This coming Thursday, The AGTV Network will close out its look at grain handling and storage equipment highlight. On August 2nd we start a new month and choose a segment of equipment to highlight.

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