A Hanson self-supporting Bunker Wall will be your best bet. Hanson’s reinforced concrete panels are engineered to 100 lbs. per cubic foot. We operate factory direct. We have 5 installation crews and recently completed a municipal recycling project in New Jersey. Our sizes of bunker walls are 12′, 8.5′, 8′, 6’ and 5’ high.
We build concrete walls for different storage configurations for fertilizer, crop and potash. We ship them all over North America. Hanson Silo also works with a variety of partners for multiple covering options. Give us a call for more information.
Hanson is a world leader in concrete temporary flat storage grain bin manufacturing, offering the strongest and heaviest steel rebar storage tanks in the industry with capacities up to 4 million bushel. Our tank sidewall is precast at the Hanson plant. The heavier gauge sidewall allows us to provide taller tanks with our advanced design, compared to other manufacturers who provide wood or 5 gauge sidewalls as their maximum thickness and rely on lamination to try to match the concrete strength.
Our T panels are solid concrete and have stood the test of time of wheel loaders unloading against them within reason. Modular Protection walls can help save your building and you can replace an eight-foot panel if needed, rather than the entire wall. Please contact us for pricing.
Usually a Hanson L-shaped prebuilt concrete wall works the best for a building liner wall. These are similar to a liner kit used on a grain building, but with the ability to change and not put the stress on the building side wall. Our L panels are free standing and fit close to the wall to gain maximum capacity. In some applications you may need to anchor the heel to prevent slide, depending on what you are setting them on.
You certainly called the right place. One of the biggest mistakes we hear time and time again is a client’s failure to plan for the future. Some people throw money away on plastic silo bags each year, others are convinced pouring walls are the answer. But precast concrete bunker walls are one of the most versatile products. Many of our customers move them around for different uses, from fertilizer storage, to feed and dry grains.
I would recommend storing the fertilizer in a building and put our walls inside the building. You can do this a few ways: Put a hoop building over the panels (this allows maximum airflow for your caustic fertilizer), or put a stick built building over the panels or on top of them. Our solutions are flexible, and we work with you to determine the best one for your situation.
We see this a lot! Putting Hanson walls in an old building can help to contain the load of the grain and lets the building wall hold up the roof. Our 8’, 12’ or 16′ high L walls work great for this issue.
Spray-on foam insulation can be used, but the preferred method is to place a slightly smaller dome under the main dome. This allows room for insulation, wiring, and a finished interior view of the roof.
While no specific load ratings are available, this style of dome roof has been manufactured for more than 70 years and installed in heavy snow country, such as Minnesota, Wisconsin and Quebec. In high wind areas, we recommend reinforcing structures, and have them available.
Hanson Silo is happy to look at existing silos with our Engineering and Silo Specialist teams, who can zoom into existing pictures to analyze cracks. Please email pictures (1MB files or larger) to ________ and we can provide an estimate.
Yes. Hanson Silo does trade batch mixers and the inventory changes daily, but we can check what we have available. We also do on-site farm demonstrations of our Valmetal Mixers and Total Mixed Ration (TMR) Mixers. Please give us a call at 320-664-4171!
You must have seen our YouTube (link) video! The unloader runs backwards when you are filling the silo and packs the feed into the walls. There is a hole forming tube that goes into the silage and the unloader packs around it. None of the Valmetal bottom unloaders have had major hole plugging. We can retrofit your top unloading or bottom unloading silo to use this high-capacity unloader.
Yes. We provide several stock combinations and custom sizes of silo hoops from 10′ up to 30′ and larger. Our rods are 9/16″ 60,000 lb. tensile strength and silo bands work well to fasten large structures.
Hanson Silo offers commercial replastering of the inside of silo clusters and outside concrete repair. We can seal cracks and repair spalled concrete, and do tuck pointing with a variety of industrial bonds and caulking. Please contact us for more information.
We have several options for colors, and offer textured finish and a variety of glosses. If your race car frame is currently liquid painted or unpainted it will blast much easier and cost less. Please contact us for more information and pricing.
There are several things to consider when comparing our walls with poured concrete structures: What is the cost of engineering your poured-in-place wall? What if you’d like to change the configuration in the future? With poured walls, you need to jack hammer them apart and find a place to take them. Hanson stationary walls are modular so you can easily move them or resell them. Keep that in mind, and give us a call for more information.
Yes, we have a bunker silo capacity chart and a configurator which has helped many producers size up their project, whether it bunker silo for this year or a bunker silo for next year. Please call us for more information.
A great part about our silo liner walls/bunkers is that you can adjust or scale them to the commodity to fit your rations as they change. Many of our customers like kicker cells on the side to put dry distillers, beat pulp and other by-products from refineries and ethanol plants. Talk to your nutritionist for the best mix.
Hanson’s patented Easy Rake defacer is the preferred feeding tool for beef and dairy producers. We make 8 different sizes on loaders with reach from 14-59′ depending on the loader. Please contact us for more information and specifics.
No. A properly managed compost pile with enough bulking agent will not produce offensive odors. Farmer cooperators in three Minnesota demonstration projects found that the layer of sawdust or bedding on top of the pile greatly reduced odor and, once the compost heated up, offensive odors were essentially absent. However, turning the pile may produce odors.
No. Flies are not a problem because internal temperatures above 130F will kill existing fly larvae. Also, when piles are covered by at least 12 inches of bulking agent, flies and rodents are not attracted to the area. If manure is used in the pile and not covered adequately by a bulking agent, some flies may be present on the surface but they will not be able to reproduce.
No. The high temperatures of proper composting will destroy most harmful bacteria and viruses associated with livestock. Viruses that cause avian influenza, Newcastle disease and pseudo rabies are completely inactivated by the end of the second heat cycle. Bacteria such as Salmonella enteritidis, Pasteurella multocida, Erysipelas rhusiopathiae and Salmonella cholerasuis will be successfully destroyed by the composting process.
Yes. Poultry, swine, sheep, and goats can all be composted without a permit. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health regulations require a permit for cattle. With larger animals, such as sows and larger cattle, some of their large bones may take longer to decompose than with smaller animals. These bones can be removed from the finished compost and returned to an active pile for further composting. Note that while any species can be composted, Minnesota Board of Animal Health regulations do not allow composting of any animals that died from anthrax or toxic materials.
No. Farmer cooperators in three Minnesota demonstration projects found that when the piles were ready for the first turning, the only recognizable parts were larger bones. These bones were rubbery and decalcified, and could be broken easily. There were even fewer after the second turning.
No. The main cost is in building a composting structure. Some farmers in Minnesota have renovated existing buildings for little cost. Another cost may be a front-end or skid steer loader to handle the mortalities and compost. The only on-going cost is the bulking agent and the skid steer. Your farm may have bulking agents (such as straw, litter, bedding, or corn stalks) available at no cost. If not, you will have to purchase bulking agent. This cost should be minimal.
No. The labor involved is minimal, consisting of placing any new mortalities in the bin every day and covering them with bulking agent, checking the temperature of the pile every day, moving the pile between the primary and secondary stages of composting, and moving the finished compost to storage. One Minnesota farmer who had a composting demonstration site on his farm estimated that it took about ten minutes each day to manage.
Yes. The finished compost can be used in your next compost pile to replace part of the bulking agent and provide a large microbial population right away. It can also be spread on crop fields to provide beneficial organic matter and nutrients to the soil and the crops.