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Store Grain For 10 Cents/Bushel
Latest new development in low-cost grain storage is a portable facility introduced by Environetics, Inc., that carries a price tag of only 10c per bu. for large sizes (up to 100,000 bu.) and 15c per bu. for smaller size units.
The system consists of an outer ring made of 16 ga. galvanized corrugated sheet metal panels measuring 2 ft. wide and 2 ft. long. Individual sections bolt together to make a continuous ring 6 or 8 ft. high and 40, 80, or 100 ft. in diam A special tarp is then laid over the grain pile and secured to the outer ring by means of a "catenary" cable and grommets.
"The system is especially suited for situations where large grain storage capacity is needed that can be easily moved from one location to another for reuse year after year," explains Ray Winters, marketing director. "We use a special tarp and have devised a special method of holding it securely in place with the cable."
The tarp for the largest-available unit (100 ft. dia.) weighs 750 lbs. and comes in one piece. "It's easier to handle than you might think," says Winters. "Just set it on top the grain pile and ufold it over the grain." He adds that the one-piece, lightweight fabric breathes, yet keeps out rain or now and virtually eliminates any moisture condensation on the underside. An optional tarp is available to lay on the ground. Also optional is an aeration system if you want to temporarily hold higher moisture grain (up to about 17% moisture) in temporary storage. Unloading portholes can be cut into the wall sections, or the cover can be unfastened and rolled back a few feet for augering out a load or two.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Environetics, Inc., Ray Winters, President, 9825 Industrial Drive, Bridgeview, Ill. 60455 (ph 312 585-6000)

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