Silo and Feed Hopper Design, Repair And Maintenance Services
We undertake the design of silo installations as well as silo inspection, testing and repair services; in addition we supply and install Collinson feed hoppers and conveying systems. We specialise in sealed grain silos, such as Harvestore® (Howard and A O Smith), Boythorpe Cropstore and Simplex silos. Larger hopper bottomed silos to store a variety of products like wood pellets can be erected in situ after transport to site in kit form.
- Replacement components for sealed silos.
- Silo design & planning for grain, feed, or any bulk material.
- Silo inspection, testing and repair.
- Moist grain silos & tower silos.
- Feed hopper repairs and replacement flights and tubes for both flexible and shafted augers.
- & much more
The customer required a small silo that would fit on the existing base, between a shed and another silo. We were able to supply one of the required size. A door that would provide access to the contents for sampling and removal of small quantities, without spillage, was also required.
We designed and fabricated a door to meet these requirements. It fits the curve of the silo exactly, so that here is no distortion and consequent unpredictable stresses on the structure.
We also supply Collinsons feed silos and conveying systems, which can also be used to store wood pellets for heating.
This Collinsons feed silo was ready for replacement, but with a few new parts to include an improved bagging chute, and some careful fabrication, it should last a few more years yet!
This silo was purchased from a farm in Monmouth where it was no longer needed. After a period of intense activity, it was dismantled. Cleaned up, it was re-erected in South West Scotland, using new nuts and bolts, and with new filler pipes and swan neck. The capacity was increased by adding two extra rings of sheets.A new malt silo, supplied and erected at a distillery.
Hand rails had to be fitted around the perimeter of the roof, which incorporated explosion panels to comply with latest ATEX regulations, and dust filtration, both of which require safe access for maintenance.
The malt will be conveyed into and from the silo by dense phase pneumatic system, minimising dust, less damaging to the grain and much reduced wear on pipework, with a smaller power requirement than more conventional conveying systems.
The roof of this obsolete silo was damaged by emptying with a sucker/blower without opening the roof hatch to admit air.
We found and fitted a second-hand roof panel to repair the damage.
Starting to demolish a Reco concrete stave silo. The roof has been removed, and we are starting on the silo itself. Because of the buildings round the bottom, great care was needed. Damage to the adjacent roof was minimal
The performance of all silos will deteriorate over time due to expansion and contraction every filling and temperature change, although frequent inspections and scheduled maintenance can dramatically improve the quality of stored grain. As the continued passage of grain through any conveyor will wear pipes and chutes, we have become experts in carrying out economical repairs on these and also on all types of grain silos and related storage equipment.
We are currently looking for large Harvestore® silage/haylage and forage towers and all sizes of Harvestore® grain silos in good condition. There is particular demand for Boythorpe 8’ x 4’ sheet silos in good condition. However, please remember the cost of dismantling a tower silo safely and without causing damage, is high.