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Illinois Brothers Specialize In Bin Bolts And Parts
Mike Davis says he and his brother Bob probably sell farmers more bolts, nuts and washers for grain bins than anyone in the country. “We started the business nearly 30 years ago when we expanded our own bin site. We bought good used bins, built a set of jacks to take them apart, and before we knew it we were in the bin business. We needed bolts and parts to put them back together, so we found our own supplier,” says Mike. Now the inventory for Binbolts, Inc. takes up 9,600 sq. ft. inside their Illinois farm machine shed.

    “July and August are the busiest times because that’s when most bins are erected, but we actually have good sales in other months, too,” says Mike. “We have customers across the U.S. and some in Canada, who have their orders shipped to someone in the U.S. near the border.”

    Other items they supply include floors, flashing, seals, caulk, transitions, unloading equipment, fans, augers, wells, slides and just about anything else needed to rebuild a used bin.

    “Most of our customers are buying bins that are 20 to 40-years old, so they need to be updated,” says Mike. “We maintain a good inventory and can easily get new parts because we’re dealers for 2 different bin companies.”

    For several years the brothers dismantled and re-built bins themselves, but Mike says, “That hard work took a physical toll on us after more than 600 projects. Now we sell parts to people we’ve known and done business with for more than 20 years, and to some who are just putting a bin up for the first time.

    “There aren’t many questions we haven’t been asked, or anything that we can’t supply,” says Mike. “Tell us what size bin it is, who made it, if possible, the equipment it has, and we can tell you exactly what you’ll need and send it your way.”

    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Binbolts, Inc., 3285 E. 2000 North, Fithian, Ill. 61844 (ph 217 474-8820 or 217 474-9180; www.binbolts.com; mike@binbolts.com).

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