How are silos unloaded?

How are silos unloaded?

Silos storing grain, cement and woodchips are typically unloaded with air slides or augers. Silos can be unloaded into rail cars, trucks or conveyors.

How does a bottom unloading silo work?

Bottom-unloading silos remove feed from the bottom of the silo, which means the weight of the entire feed column is bearing down on the unloader components. Top unloading results in a lighter load, less stress on equipment and fewer repairs, Fladeboe says.

Is harvestore silo still in business?

HARVESTORE silos that are over 65 years old are still performing today. Haylage only comes from a HARVESTORE®!

How much does a harvestore silo weight?

On average, each sheet weighs about 250# (tops are lighter, bottoms heavier). Count the sheets and multiply by 250#. Add about 1500# for the roof.

How long does grain last in a silo?

According to Hood, grain can be stored safely for up to 18 months at 15.5% moisture or less. “If you put 18% moisture corn in the airtight, sealed environment (of the bags) it will be fine but it won’t last as long,” Hood says, who believes the key to the success of the bags is the environment.

Can you put silage in a silo?

Make sure to harvest at the proper moisture content for each type of silo. The moisture content of corn silage should be between 65% and 70% for bunkers. Moisture levels may be even lower for corn silage stored in upright silos, though it should not fall below 62%.

How much is a ton of silage worth?

Corn Silage Packed in the Silo Harvest, hauling and packing expenses can vary. The 2020 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates survey showed a most common rate of $10 per ton. At $22.95 per ton plus $10 per ton for harvesting, hauling and packing equals $32.95 per ton in the silo.

How much is silage per acre?

For corn yielding more than 100 bushels per acre, about one ton of silage per acre can be expected for each 7 to 8 bushels of grain per acre.

Who makes harvestore silo?

Agricultural Storage Tanks & Silos Manufacturer CST, formerly A.O. Smith, has been manufacturing agricultural tanks for over 65 years. With our world class brands of HARVESTORE, SLURRYSTORE, NUTRISTORE™ and XL Unloader™, no other company invests in advancing agricultural productivity more than CST.

How do you price silage?

A rule of thumb for pricing is using a factor of 8 times the corn price for standing corn and 10 times the price of corn for harvested silage per ton for typical silage.

  • September 6, 2022