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Agronomy

Dry fertilizer storage

Anyone ever put these 3k flat bottom bins on a hopper bottom, then lined them with epoxy paint or rubber roof coating and used them for dry fertilizer storage? We’ve got a few of these that we don’t use anymore and trying to brainstorm ideas for them.

    Dry fertilizer storage

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Verified FBN Member (MI)

Great question. But i wondered the other day about an old cement silo. . maybe pour new floor and auger. . wont sweat like steel.

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Verified FBN Member (CO)

True. Pretty dry out here. Some sweating would still happen but not like up in your neck of the woods.

Really looking hard at switching ov...

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Verified FBN Member (MI)

Flat storage ? Special products for building. But the you can repurpose if unused. I started looking into a meridan bin. But sure. Now we du...

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Verified FBN Member (CO)

Hadn’t thought of flat storage. Mostly laziness. I’m sure a skid steer or mini loader would be fine. Not like I’d need a huge building or bi...

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

I don’t think you will be able to seal eaves or lid on bin. Any nitrogen product will set up over a month of storage, phosphorus will mayb...

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Verified FBN Member (CO)

I’ll take your word on it. I was thinking epoxy the sides and the hopper bottom, then spray foam the roof to try to seal the eves. Top lid c...

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

Use to work at a Co.op with meridians. They sucked. You will wear out a rubber mallet. Guy in town out bins like that up on cones for grain ...

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Verified FBN Member (CO)

Thanks *****. In all likelihood it’s not gonna happen since we are setup for liquid. I like the idea of dry broadcast but we put on dry anyt...

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Verified FBN Member (MT)

A few years ago I found new smooth walls bins were similar if not cheaper than a cone bottom. You can get a steeper sloped cone for fert wi...

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Verified FBN Member (SK, CAN)

I've used flat bottom bins for urea. Painted the bottom 6-12" of the galvanized sheets. Works ok for winter filling and use during seeding. ...

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Verified FBN Member (ND)

I've tried it, small bins only though id say.

It works but next time I'd try putting 4 mill plastic up the side wall about 8'. The downsid...

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