Our Grain Silos
Our galvanised steel grain silos for sale offer cost-effective grain storage solution whilst still providing optimum storage conditions for your harvest.
Our standard grain silos for sale are available from 3m to 27m in diameter with a capacity range up to 15 tonnes, providing a diverse range of grain storage. McArthur Agriculture’s extensive range of steel grain silos for sale manufactured by Bentall Rowlands includes hopper bottom silos, flat bottom grain silos and smooth wall silos.
A flat bottom grain silo is often used for long term grain storage, seeds or other granulate products. Almost always manufactured from galvanised steel, they provide an ideal solution for storage of large quantities of grain.
A hopper bottom grain silo is perfect for short term grain storage. Grain silos and grain bins can be used as temporary wet storage before implementing the use of a grain drier, or as a long term grain storage resolution or for other bulk solids.
Buffer silos for grain driers are small, practical grain bins for everyday loading and unloading of grain or other free-flowing agricultural products. These square grain silos are made from galvanised steel and are perfect for short term grain storage solutions where you need to buffer, mix or dose quickly. Built to a maximum height of 6m they are suitable for use with a grain auger or even to be used as a loading cell for transportation.
If you are looking for more information on any of our grain silo storage solutions, grain silos for sale, grain augers or grain bins for your farm or business, then why not contact McArthur Agriculture today on 01724 747110
FLAT BOTTOM GRAIN SILO
BUFFER GRAIN SILO FOR GRAIN DRIER
HOPPER BOTTOM GRAIN SILO
Why Grain Cooling Is Important
Once grain is dry temperatures must be reduced as quickly as possible to avoid spoilage. The main causes of spoilage in stored grain are fungi, insects and mites. Temperatures above 15°C increase the risk of insect and mite populations developing.The HGCA Grain storage guide advises grain cooling should commence as soon as the grain comes into store.
GRANIFRIGOR™ grain cooling units can cool crop to below 12°C in a matter of days independently of weather conditions.
The GRANIFRIGOR™ grain cooling units refrigeration and dehumidification technology ensure that grain stored in a silo or on a ventilated floor can be cooled to below 12°C regardless of weather conditions.
Prompt cooling protects against development of insects, microbes and fungi. Once the crop is cool it remains cool ensuring long term storage without quality losses.
When a GRANIFRIGOR™ grain cooling unit is used no costly expenditure on fumigation or other chemical treatments is required, drying costs are reduced and respiratory.
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Do You Meet HGCA Cooling Guidelines?
Grain Cooling Targets
|Within 2 weeks||Cool to below 15°C||To prevent saw-toothed grain beetles completing their life cycle|
|Within 3-4 months||Cool to below 12°C||To prevent grain weevils completing their life cycle|
|By end-December||Cool to below 5°C (except malting barley)||To kill surviving insects and prevent mites increasing|
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The GRANIFRIGOR™ grain cooling units are manufactured in Germany by refrigeration specialists FrigorTec. They have been manufactured since 1963. Years of research and development into the equipment and its application has made FrigorTec an authority on long-term risk free crop storage across the world.
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