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I am looking for a cement containment wash out block to store garbage in and compact with my loader. I have heard them called “mafia block, coffin block, Windsor block.” Does Hanson make these?
I am looking for high-capacity, 2-million-bushel-plus permanent but temporary grain storage walls. Does Hanson build temporary grain storage through millwrights in my area?
What is the strongest bunker shape for wheat storage?
Could cement panels work as an alternative to messy sandbags around our city well as a flood protection solution?
I am working on a municipal project that requires a series of storage bins for aggregate, materials to be recycled and other loose materials. We are looking to provide precast/reinforced concrete panels to function as walls in this storage application. Is it possible to utilize concrete panels in a municipal application? If not, is there another product that you might be able to recommend?
I want to build a 100 x 400 flat structure to store corn, about 500,000 bushel. How do I get an estimate for how much this will cost?
I am building a storage building at a paper mill for paper sludge storage, and am interested in determining if precast walls will work for the installation?
Would concrete bunkers work as temporary grain storage for milo sorghum?
Do you have any information about building covered bunker silos?
Do you offer anaerobic digestion feedstock storage systems with your precast concrete?
Do you have engineered containment walls for bio reactors? I need 10 1-million-gallon bio reactors for algae.
I am looking to build a 34’ x 80’ Farm Tek hoop barn for hogs. Could concrete blocks be used as the pony wall for something like this? What are the sizes and cost? How heavy are the concrete blocks?
Do you make silo pit walls? I currently have an on-ground silage pile and am looking at a bunker to increase my feed quality and decrease hassle and waste.
I want to store about 3000 cubic yards of silage to feed to beef cattle over a 12-month period. Can I get a quote of your most economical method to do this?
I am in need of a concrete grain bin for an elevator expansion. My number one priority is low cost per bushel, and my number two priority is strength and engineering. Do you have any solutions that would suit my needs?
Is it practical to ship your concrete storage units to me if I am far away? Do you have a plant closer to me?
I am looking at steel fence storage for coal. What are the main differences between steel coal storage and concrete?
I am researching a composting site for my hog farm. The size of my project can be adjusted a bit to avoid cutting any of the wall sections short. I am considering a hoop roof or traditional roof to install on top. I am also considering a large machine storage shed. Could you let me know your thoughts on this?
Do you have any concrete bunker silos to store urea and muriate of potash (KCL or MOP)?
Have you ever constructed a bunker silo for wood or other pellets? I am investigating biofuel production for the US Government Armed Forces.
I am interested in bulkhead walls for dividing a cement bunker for fertilizer storage, about 100 to 120 feet.
I am interested in putting up a clearspan building for dry fertilizer storage. I see on your website that you have a 6' panel that is suitable for walls for this type of application. What is the weight of an 6' section? What is the cost per 6' section? I would likely freight the walls to my location with my own truck. Also, what is the availability of these wall sections right now and do you have any financing options available for this product?
I am looking for an 18’ x 18’ salt storage option, with a desired wall height of 8’6”. How do I get a cost estimate for the product, delivery, and any other associated costs?
I need Protection Walls to set inside a building. I am looking at steel containment walls but they are cost prohibitive to be wheel loader resistant. How do I find out pricing?
I am thinking about putting a concrete liner wall in my old warehouse. I want to use this space to pile bulk aggregates and materials. What is the best way to do that for a concrete liner?
I need the ability to reconfigure and build a system big enough for my needs down the road. Storage capacity is an important factor in my precast bunker silo panels. I've heard Hanson concrete bunker silo panels are the best, but can they be reconfigured for future storage needs?
I am looking for the most economical way to store fertilizer. About 2000 tons of urea (50ppcf) in two bins (1000 each). I like your concrete containment walls but I would need to completely close it in. What do you recommend?
I am building a recycling facility in an existing building with a slab floor, and am looking to implement a storage bunker system. Would your T modules work well for us, and how do I get pricing?
I am interested in further sorting of our scrap metal raw materials and would like to put some of our material in bins for easier handling. However, we utilize a pretty aggressive material handling practice at our facility using CAT 988H wheel loaders to move our scrap. Would your walled systems be able to withstand large amounts of weight and pressure from the scrap and loaders? How high can materials be stored effectively in your walled bins?
I'm researching Precast walls for our shooting range, and am want to know if silo walls could be a possible solution? We would be installing 2 walls 160’ long.
We have a 147' x 440' covered concrete slab with 10' concrete retaining walls. The walls on this flat storage have started pushing outwards. To counteract this, the previous owners of this location piled mounds of dirt on the outside of the walls. We would be interested if you could provide a solution for us?
I noticed in one of your videos that a customer installed T-panels on dirt. How did that work out?
ARCHITECTURAL DOME ROOFS
What sizes (diameters) of dome roofs are available?
What materials or colors are available for dome roofs?
Can domes be painted?
Can I install a dome roof myself?
Do the domes attach to a sub frame?
How do I attach a dome roof to my structure?
How are dome roofs shipped?
Are dome roofs weatherproof?
Can I insulate a dome roof?
What are the wind and snow load ratings for dome roofs?
Do you offer dome roofs in other shapes?
I am restoring an old Hanson silo that needs a roof. How do I get an estimate of how much this would cost?
I am an engineer who has restored 2 homes using historical or facsimile products. Inspired by the domes of Italy, I am building a conservatory with a Hanson dome (probably your medium-sized range). Are your domes suitable for this? Could it be painted with an outdoor metallic paint?
I live on a small family farm with an old silo, built in 1935, that everyone tells us should be torn down. It has pieces of cement and mortar falling from the upper areas from time to time, but we've kept the silo with the idea of making it into a carillon tower. I think it's not quite large enough in diameter for a real carillon, but could work for a recording unit that plays the carillon sounds. We don't want to do anything that would be unsafe, but you seem to be able to repair such structures (as opposed to us taking it down). How do I find out if the silo is “savable,” and an estimate of how much it would cost to do that?
I don’t see what I’m looking for here. How can I get in touch about Dome Roofs?
I’m thinking of buying a used Valmetal batch mixer. I would also like to compare to new Valmetal mixers. Do you do demos of your farm equipment?
What sizes of silo unloaders are available? I have a 30’ x 90’ sealed Feedstor Silo with a Big Jim Butler unloader. I’d like to replace our unloader and want to know what sizes the Valmetal comes in.
I've always been curious about center hole bottom unload silo unloaders. How do you fill them to get the center hole formed? Has there been any problems with the center hole plugging? I’m guessing you put a false floor in the bottom of the silo with a cross conveyor?
I am looking to replace my Vandale single cable unloader with a new Hanson Silo unloader, but can’t find a dealer near me.
I am looking for concrete cattle bunks. Can you tell me about your cattle bunks?
Do you have information and/or pricing available on your auto-ration products? I know there are many variables/options.
I just bought a new JP 8 row corn head and will be needing a new head transport. How do I get more information and prices?
Can I buy just the silo rings to reinforce a 24 ft. water tank? I would need the hoops, connectors and nuts, but no staves. I'd also need silo bands, lugs and nuts to complete this tank.
I am looking for a silo conversion on both a Madison stave bottom unload silo and one of my Harvestores we have been having problems with. Can you convert the silo when it is full?
I am looking for price ranges for a conversion kit from bottom unloader to chute/top unloader for an 80 ft. Harvestore and possibly a set up at our farm.
We have a concrete stave silo that developed a crack in early spring. We would like to have it shot-creted from the bottom 20 feet.
I have a Harvestore silo that has been converted to a top unloading but never had a tripod installed. I would like to put a tripod on this silo so I don’t have to remove the unloader each year. Can you give me the name of someone who can do this work?
COMMERCIAL SILO / GRAIN ELEVATOR REPAIR
We are a large food and grain company with an annex of 20 silos used for oats, barley and wheat. Our commercial silos are leaking and need to be re-sealed. Does Hanson offer this kind of services?
Are you able to replaster stave silos?
POWDER COAT & BLASTING SERVICES
I have a race car that I would like to have blasted and powder coated. What would pricing look like and what are your color/finish options?
I am looking for a modular temporary grain storage system that could double as silage storage down the road. We have a slab we could set the walls on. I am looking to store 150,000 bushel of corn. What size would you recommend?
I have a 10-foot-high buttress-style corn bunker with high moisture corn stored in it. It is old and I want to take down the one 208' stationary wall and replace with a Hanson stationary walls T panel system about 10.5' high. How do your stationary walls compare to poured concrete?
My farm owns/operates a dairy farm and we want another bunker for silage storage. We already have two bunkers, but they are built into the side of a hill. I am interested in the pricing of your 6' and 8' pre-cast bunker silo walls.
I am looking for a bunker silo capacity chart. Do you have silo capacity charts you could send me?
I am looking at a silage bunker and a commodity shed with 3 bays. Do you build the commodity shed or do you just do the panels?
I have a feed pile on the ground and am looking for an earthen bunker or some silo pit walls. I would like to put up 50,000 bushel of high moisture corn on one side of my silo pit walls, and ground ear corn or snaplage on the other side. Is this possible?
I currently feed potato slurry, wet corn gluten, WDGs, course ground hay, pressed cake (about 25% DM), soil pellets, and wet distillers’ grains. How does your prefabricated system work with these feedstuffs?
We are looking at purchasing a dairy farm in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Do you ship product to Canada?
I am looking at your Easy Rake silage facer. What is the reach of the Easy Rack? What is the cost of Easy Rake? What does it weigh?
GRAIN STORAGE SYSTEMS
I need bulkhead walls for cracked corn - 2 bays about 30' each with bulkhead walls set up in a building. Is this something you sell?
I am pricing a grain storage system. Low cost per bushel compared to a bin is what is most important to me. We are currently working with a different brand that sells a package with square corners. Last I checked, my dry corn won't flow into a square corner. I really like your round end corn storage design and I am looking to store 300,000 bushel. Does Hanson make systems cost effective enough for a progressive farmer like me?
I would like some information on grain bunkers that hold approximately 500,000-750,000 bushel. What options are available to me?
We have an ethanol plant in Central Kansas. We seek a cost effective way to reliably store corn or milo from harvest in fall until the following summer. We fear a ground pile will not last past May. What do you recommend?
I need containment walls for a coke storage facility. How much do your concrete panels cost for the bulk coke storage?
I am building a 70’ x 300’ dry fertilizer plant and want to use your bunker divider/walls as an exterior footing/wall. I would require 8-foot exterior walls and 12-foot interior. I see very similar applications in your gallery; what would you recommend for me?
I am looking to put up a single urea bin next to our existing dry fertilizer storage building. I'm limited for space - how tall could a concrete wall could be erected?
I am interested in the fertilizer rakes that you have. We have a John Deere 244J payloader. What are my Easy Rake options for such a payloader? Do you have different lengths available?
Could I get information on your head trailers? I am looking for a solution for stalk stompers. Could I get pricing on your units?
Will I have problems with odor?
Will the composting piles attract flies and rodents?
Will the compost spread diseases?
Will composting work with all animals?
Will I recognize animal parts in the compost when I turn it?
Is composting costly?
Will composting take a lot of labor?
Are there uses for the compost when it's done?
Can composting be done in the winter in Minnesota?
Can any size operation use composting?
Can varmints be a problem around the compost pile?
- Precast Concrete
- Agricultural Storage
- Bunker Walls
- Concrete Feed Bunks
- Hog Slats – Concrete Slatted Floor Systems
- Cattle Slats & Deep Pit Barns
- Grain Storage Systems
- Precast Grain Aeration Trench
- Fertilizer Flat Storage
- Feed Mills
- Commodity Shed
- Bulk Storage Guidelines & Bunker Calculator
- Commercial Storage
- Salt & Sand Storage
- Recycling Storage
- Misc. Bulk Storage
- Precast Concrete Wall Panels
- Precast Wall Panels for Car Dealerships
- Landscape & Recreation
- Shooting & Blast Walls
- Retaining Wall
- Picnic Tables
- Landscape Block
- EASY RAKE® Silage Facer
- Smart Manure Aeration Systems
- Big Foot Silage Packer
- Silo Roofs
- Secure Covers
- Animat Max Grip Slat Rubber
- Redneck Deer Stands
- Trioliet Feeding Technology
- TMR Mixer Feeder Wagons
- Stationary Mixer Feeder
- Tower Silo Products
- Silo Repair & Replastering
- Commercial Silo Repair
- Silo Rods
- Steel Concrete & Conversion Kit
- Valmetal Farm Feeding Equipment
- Autoration Robot Feeding Equipment
- Combox-Silage Reserve
- Silo Unloaders
- Belt Feeders and Conveyors
- TMR Mixers
- Bale Choppers
- Motorized Carts