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New Liner Turns Corn Cribs Into Grain Bins
You can make use of those abandoned corn cribs with a new fabric liner that seals up cribs for weather-tight grain storage.
"Two men can easily install a liner in less than an hour with no tools. It attaches to the crib wire mesh through loops in the fabric, and completely seals the walls and floor of the crib. An auger port is left for unloading," says Dick Roeder, president of FOF Products, Delavan, Wis., manufacturer of the new crib liner.
It's made from a woven plastic material that's moisture proof, rot proof and treated to resist breakdown from the sun's rays. It's "rip-proof" and has an expected average life of 4 to 5 years, according to Roeder.
Three ropes connect the liner to the crib. You simply spread the liner out inside the crib, start weaving the rope through the loops on the fabric and work toward the top. Plywood should be placed over any openings in the mesh and the port should be extended out of the crib through the plywood.
Roeder notes that it may be necessary to install 1 or 2 steel cables around the outside of the crib near the bottom to support the extra weight of grain storage. Cable is available from FOF Products.
As for rats and other rodents, Roeder says they are not a problem when the area around the bin is thoroughly cleaned and maintained.
Liners for any size bin, round or rectangular, sell for 12 to 15 cents per bushel for medium size cribs, and as low as 10 cents for larger cribs.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, FOF Products, Inc., P.O. Box 80, Delavan, Wis. 53115 (ph 414 728-9416).

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1982 - Volume #6, Issue #4