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Update On A Silo On Wheels
"We've had some problems with moisture seeping into the Cornmobile but we've taken care of the problem areas and hope to have a re-engineered version of the Cornmobile available early this spring," reports Tom Manning, Dover, Minn., manufacturer of the Cornmobile which we first told you about in our September-October issue.
The Cornmobile is a "silo on wheels" that allows you to haul and store up to 100 bu. of rolled or whole kernel corn for up to 30 days while feeding it to livestock.
"It's great for the farmer who wants to feed high moisture corn to livestock located several miles away from the silo," says Manning. "I've had farmers store 30% moisture feed in the Cornmobile up to 30 days during the hot days of August, as well as during the coldest days last winter, without any heating or freezing of the wet corn. I think it could safely store high-moisture feed even longer during months with moderate
temperature. "
The Cornmobile stands 7 ft. high above the tandem axle trailer, is 5 1/2 ft. wide and 8 ft. long. Manning says that some farmers have pulled the loaded Cornmobile down the road behind a pickup at regular road speeds.
Side panels of the Cornmobile are made of two 1/4 in. sheets of plywood with 1 1/2 in. of urethane foam in between for insulation. There are two, 18 in. square doors on top with gaskets that tightly seal the corn from oxygen, and allow for quick, easy loading of corn into the unit from a permanent silo storage facility.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Manning Futuristic Inc., P.O. Box 156, Dover, Minn. 55929 (ph 507 932-4495).

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