Tote bins are a smaller version of Silos in that they are able to be transported by fork lift trucks or other vehicles from where the meal is mixed at the farmer's own mill/site and then taken to where the feed can be discharged by Flexi Auger or drawn off by trolley or other means. These bins have a top opening hatch which can be operated from the ground. Materials used are similar to that of the large Meal Silo.
Standing here, we have our 'baby' bin - the smallest of all. Storing approximately 3.5 tonnes, many of the part-time or smaller farmers would find this Silo 'a must'. It holds ample feed for their stock and cost is kept to a minimum. It keeps their foodstuffs clean and dry, away from vermin and is very easily operated manually.
As you can see, this Silo is enclosed totally to the ground. It can serve a number of purposes in that it gives protection to the user as he operates manually, either using a Meal Trolley, or bagging-off system. The door is wide enough to allow a meal trolley to be filled inside and also has room to manoeuvre same. It can serve as a small store which many farmers take advantage of.
A 'Split' Silo is one which allows the storage of 2 different feeds in the one silo. It is manufactured the same as the other Silos, the only difference being the division in the centre. A Gravity Flow Side Discharge can be operated with this Silo.
We have here in our view, one of our larger Silos. This particular one has been erected on to a Gantry so that it can be used with a Diet Feeder. The Diet Feeder can be located underneath the Silo Opening enabling the Feed to flow into Feeder and then taken to the feeding site.
These Silos are also to be found on a poultry farm, shown here with the fill pipes coming over the roof. The silos are fitted with slow curving bends on the fill pipes so eliminating wear of fill pipes and avoiding any damage to feed when bin is being filled. This type of filling system is very suitable for sites in restricted areas.
Shown here is a picture of pairs of Silos erected on a poultry unit. These Silos are erected in pairs and each pair is in tandem with a flexi Auger system. These silos are found on many Poultry unit and are mostly for a Starter and Finisher course of feed for the chickens.