Feed and grain silos
As standard, this silo is equipped with a 100 mm pipe for loading through the feed wagon, which is connected to the silo through a universal hydrant terminal. We use cast iron elbows with a 4 mm wall, so there is no possibility of chafing the pipe. The hydrant connector is attached to the pipe with a thread.
Deaeration takes place by means of a venting pipe with a diameter of 150 mm. There is a bag holder at the end of this tube to reduce dusting during loading. Our silos have a hopper angle of 60 degrees, which prevents the feed from hanging.
Grain silos - hopper
Grain silos - flat-bottomed
The silos are made of Ruukki’s most expensive and best-quality sheet metal. The walls of the silo are wavy, thanks to which we increase the strength of the structure. Corrugated sheet ensures resistance to dents and the possibility of fixing the structure, e.g. a bucket conveyor, directly to the silo. Compared to flat sheets, we use 15% more material per meter of tank height. This increases the strength of the silo jacket by a factor of 3 and reflects the sun’s rays, reducing the temperature inside the tank. The hopper of the hopper has an angle of 45 degrees, thanks to which the grain flows perfectly and the hopper is emptied evenly. In the funnel of the grain silo, there are perforated ventilation ducts connected to the outside with a flexible 160 mm pipe, to which the blower is connected.
The legs are made of Omega profiles with six folds (instead of the traditional 4). They are made of S350 sheets with 20% more strength than traditional sheets. We are the only ones who use additional sealing of sheets and screws with silicone masses to keep the silo tight even after 20 years of use. We use screws with a SealerPlus coating, which are 2 times more resistant to rust. Only the use of such a coating increases the strength in the salt spray chamber. Thicker galvanizing is impossible due to the fact that the thread is filled with zinc. The bolts for screwing the grain silos have a flange that perfectly matches the surface of the sheet. We use M8 and M10 screws and a hardness of 8.8. Our silos withstand the most extreme temperatures thanks to the plasticity of the sheet and adapt to changing conditions.
We have been producing feed silos since 1997, constantly improving our product. During this time, we have gained extensive experience in the field of feed silos, thanks to which today we can offer a product of the highest quality. The silos are equipped with an oblique loading pipe, which is our company’s patent. This allows the silo to be filled in the shortest possible way, significantly accelerating the loading and unloading process. Our silos are made of RUUKKI corrugated sheets. The use of corrugated sheets means that we use 15% more sheet per meter of silo height, which increases the strength of the silo by three times. What’s more, the corrugation of the sheets reflects the sun’s rays, significantly reducing the temperature in the silo. Our silos are prepared to work in the most extreme conditions, they withstand frosty temperatures of up to -30 degrees, as well as unnaturally hot temperatures of +70 degrees.
Cross-bars strengthen the stability of the entire structure, and the hopper with a 60-degree inclination prevents suspending of highly greased feed. The silo is equipped with a charging pipe with 4mm thick cast iron elbows. They prevent chafing as a result of frequent loading of the fodder, and the 110mm thread ensures a stable fastening of the quick coupler. The 160mm pipe ensures optimal air circulation in the silo.