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Update On Glass Lined Grain Bin
"We expect to give Harvestore some real competition," says the manufacturer of a new glass-lined grain bin unveiled in our November-December issue.
Developed by Long Manufacturing, Tarboro, N.C., the bin is glass-lined, colored blue, equipped with a breather bag and designed for sealed storage of high moisture corn.
From a distance, the new-style bin resembles Harvestore's sealed grain storage structure. But, as you move in closer, you discover that its blue siding is corrugated, just like a conventional grain bin. Individual corrugated steel sections are glass lined on the "inside" side and bolted together with special rubber-headed bolts. These special bolts, combined with caulking of all seams during erection and a breather bag, provide an oxygen-limiting enclosure for sealed storage of high moisture corn and other grain, explains J.Z. McKinley, grain equipment specialist with Long Manufacturing.
"Compared to conventional grain bin storage at about $1.25 a bushel, our new glass lined bin is expected to retail for about $1.75 per bushel. That's about 40% less than the going rate for conventional sealed storage structures with straight sides," McKinley told FARM SHOW.
Initially, Long Manufacturing is introducing just one model a 21 ft. dia. unit. Larger 24, 27 and possibly 30 ft. dia. models are slated for production later this year, according to McKinley.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Long Manufacturing, Box 1139, Tarboro, N.C. 27886 (ph 919 823-4151).

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