Fertilizer Storage

Hanson Silo’s engineered precast concrete walls make excellent bulk fertilizer storage systems.  Through partners we construct your fertilizer shed brand new or by using an existing building such as a pole shed or wooden stick building. We have created storage solutions in a variety of sizes, from on farm and retailers with 100+ ton farm storage bunkers to 40,000+ ton barge load out facilities. Our fertilizer buildings storage sheds can be easily customized with other overhead tripper belt conveyors and hopper bottom bins.

Hanson has installed fertilizer storage micro bins and portable divider walls in any fertilizer building style including: barrel buildings, port terminals and conventional buildings. Our engineers will incorporate all your needs when designing the most efficient storage solution for you whether it be bulk dry fertilizer storage, fertilizer blending facilities, inland and river fertilizer terminals, seed warehouses and flat grain storage buildings as well as commercial feed mills.

Precision agriculture and new technologies continue to drive changes in everything related to agriculture, including the construction of Agronomy centers and fertilizer retailers. More agronomy leaders have come  to realize they don’t need to spend 7 million dollars to store their fertilizer in a fancy wooden building.

Our patented Easy Rake fertilizer rake has been a top safety pick for bridged up stacks of urea up to 60′ high.  http://easyrakefacer.com/easy-rake-commercial-use/


Your goal is to keep your product dry and easy to access when needed.  You don’t need a fancy church like poured wall and wood beam building to do this.  Hanson precast fertilizer walls have saved owners 30-40%.  Hanson concrete wall systems have been used to store hundreds of granular fertilizers. If you’re looking to store a bulk product that is not listed, please inquire with our experienced sales team so we can find the right solution for you. When planning your fertilizer storage, please keep in mind the low clearance between our 16′ containment wall and the rafters.

Type Grade Angle of Repose
Prilled Urea 46-0-0 27-28
Granular Urea 46-0-0 34-38
Granular Ammonium Sulfate 21-0-0 36-38
Crystalline Ammonium Sulfate 21-0-0 29-36
Prilledd Ammonium Nitrate 34-0-0 29-38
Granular Diammonium Phosphate 18-46-0 27-37
Granular Monoammonium Phosphate 11-55-0 28-37
Powdered Monoammonium Phosphate 10-50-0 30-34
Granular Triple Superphosphate 0-46-0 28-35
Granular Potassium Chloride 0-0-60 32-41
Coarse Potassium Chloride 0-0-60 31-35
Standard Potassium Chloride 0-0-60 28-32
Granular Potassium Chloride 0-0-50 28-35
Phosphate Rock (Various Rock Sources) 30-35

Interested in learning more about Hanson’s on-farm fertilizer storage solutions? A comprehensive case study can be found here.

Bulk Storage Guidelines & Bunker Calculator

The Best Precast Wall Fertilizer Movie you'll ever see

40,000 Ton Bulk Fertilizer Storage by Hanson Silo

Time Lapse 11,000 ton Fertilizer 9 different product Construction