Agri-Systems FAQ

Agri-Systems

1.1

How do I get to your location, once I am in Litchfield?

Once in Litchfield, take Hwy 22 South. Remain on Hwy 22 until you depart Litchfield. There will be a small lake, East Lake Ripley on your right, and we are across from that on the left(East) side of the road, right along the highway. You will see a sign for the Litchfield Municipal Airport, as you take the left we will be there on the corner.

   

1.2

Does Agri-Systems sell grain bins online?

Yes, we can sell any size grain bin online. The easiest method is materials only, to anywhere in the world. Erecting the grain bin may be a different story, it may not be logistically or financial feasible for us to erect a grain bin for you if the location is a great distance from Minnesota. We may be able to help you find a grain bin erector in your area though. Agri-Systems is your choice for online grain bin sales.

   

1.3

Do you sell grain bin packages?

We work with your grain needs and situation to help find the best grain storage and grain handling solution. We will get you the best grain setup for your farm operation. We pride ourselves in helping design grain systems.

   

1.4

Do you sell grain bins or silos in Mexico?

We absolutely can sell any grain handling, grain conditioning, or grain storage equipment to anyone, no matter if they are our neighbors in Mexico or Canada, or all the way in China. Grain bins are like any other product, they can be shipped to your location.

   

1.5

Do you do service work on grain bins?

Absolutely, we can service all types of grain bins, grain dryers, and handling equipment.

   

1.6

Does your company do all your own construction of the grain handling systems? Do you sell spouting, elbows, valves, etc. for grain systems? Do you just do millwright work in Minnesota?

We have complete millright capabilities in house, with all of our own cranes and equipment! We can supply and install all the millwrwight work on your grain handling systems, from spouting to valves to bucket elevators and conveyors. We will travel to many states to do millwright work, however most of the millwright work we do is in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Sout Dakota.

   

Grain Bin

2.1

Why do your bin capacities differ from your competitors for the same size bin?

When figuring the load capacity of our bins we take into account 6% compaction. We find that 6% gives a fair account of the bin's true holding capacity. If our competitors choose to use a smaller percentage of compaction in their figures they could appear to be able to hold more grain.

   

2.2

What states do you build grain bins in? Will you travel to other states than minnesota to build grain bins?

We will build grain bins all over the United States, however, we primarily are a grain bin builder in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

   

2.3

What states do you build grain bins in? Will you travel to other states than minnesota to build grain bins?

We will build grain bins all over the United States, however, we primarily are a grain bin builder in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

   

2.4

Do drying bins really work?

Yes, for many applications an in-bin drying system or drying bin is a great choice. Drying bins provide efficiency and excellent grain quality.

   

Grain

3.1

How much is a bushel?

Bushels are a unit used to measure dry volume. A bushel is equal to 1.24 cubic feet.

   

3.2

Can i buy the air system parts from you and install the air system by myself?

Yes, if you have the capabilities to install the system, we could design the airsystem layout and provide you with all the tubing, elbows, couplers, deadheads, blower, airlock, etc.

   

3.3

What is the difference between a narrow corrugation grain bin and a wide corrugation grain bin.

Narrow corrugation grain bins have a distance of 2.66" from the center of the corrugation to the center of the corrugation. Wide corrugation tanks have 4 inches. Generally wide corrugation grain bins have body sheets that are 44" tall, whild narrow corrugation sheets are only 32" tall

   

3.4

Why does the capacity stated for a grain bin of the exact same size vary between different grain bin manufacturers?

No matter what color a grain bin is, what logo it has on it, or who sells it, two grain bins with the same dimensions hold the same amount of grain or product. Some companies will exagerate or use an unusual way of measuring capacity to make their cost per bushel appear less than the competition.

   

3.5

How do you build grain bins?

Grain bins are built from the top down. We start with the top ring being built on the foundation, and then construct the roof on top of that. Once the first ring and roof of the grain bin are built, it is time to jack the tank. We use specially make jacks, spaced evenly around the bin to lift the tank in the air. Grain bin jacks can be manually jacked/ winched by hand, or for bigger grain bins we will use electric or hydraulic jacks. We lift it just high enough to putanother ring on, and then repeat the process until it is done.

   

3.6

Can i buy grain bin roof vents from you?

Yes. We always have grain bin roof vents in stock.

   

3.7

Do you handle used grain bins?

We do sometimes have used grain bins in stock, however we don't have large quantities. Let us know what type of grain bin you are looking for.

   

3.8

My boy ran the skidsteer in to the sidewall of our wet storage grain bin, is it possible to replace body sheets on a grain bin?

Yes, you can replace body sheets on grain bins. We would need to know the brand of grain bin, diameter and height, the type of corrugation, and what tier the sheets will be in.

   

3.9

Can you move grain bins?

Grains bins can be moved no matter what size. Grain bin moving all depends on the size and distance. If the bin is too big to lift or transport whole, the bin can be dissassembled and then reassembled at your new grain bin site.

   

3.10

WHere can i find a grain bin erector in Minnesota?

You just found your grain bin erector, Agri-Systems, Inc.

   

3.11

Do you do commercial millwright work for grain elevators, farmers coops, or ethanol plants?

Agri-Systems has full millwright services, we can handle any millwright job, whether on farm, ethanol plant, or the local elevator.

   

3.12

Do you sell Grain Spreaders?

Yes, we handle many varieties of gravity and electirc grain spreaders, which can be shipped directly to you for easy installation.

   

3.13

Do you sell DMC Stirators?

Yes, we sell and install DMC Stir-ators. Stir-Ators are a great product to turn your storage bin into a drying bin.

   

3.14

Does Agri-Systems build grain bins in North Dakota or have a Grain Bin Dealer located in North Dakota?

Agri-Systems does build both farm and commercial grain bins in North Dakota, as well as complete Grain Handling and Millwright work in North Dakota.

   

3.15

Does Agri-Systems build grain bins in South Dakota or have a Grain Bin Dealer located in South Dakota?

Agri-Systems does build both farm and commercial grain bins in South Dakota, as well as complete Grain Handling and Millwright work in South Dakota.

   

3.16

Does Agri-Systems build grain bins in Iowa or have a Grain Bin Dealer located in Iowa?

Agri-Systems does build both farm and commercial grain bins in Iowa, as well as complete Grain Handling and Millwright work in Iowa.

   

3.17

What states do you build grain bins in? Will you travel to other states than minnesota to build grain bins?

We will build grain bins all over the United States, however, we primarily are a grain bin builder in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

   

3.18

Does Agri-Systems build grain bins in Wisconsin or have a grain bin dealer in Wisconsin?

Agri-Systems does build both farm and commercial grain bins in Wisconsin, as well as complete Grain Handling and Millwright work in Wisconsin.

   

3.19

Can i buy grain bins on the internet?

Yes, purchasing grain bins on the internet is possible, kind of. You can find us on the Internet, pick up the phone or send us an email, and we can quote you te grain bin that is right for your application. We can have the grain bin materials shipped directly to you.

   

3.20

Do you sell Hopper Bins, or Wet holding Bins?

Yes we sell hopper tanks. Our Hopper bottom grain bins come in many differnet varieties, and capacities. Give us a call to learn more about our grain hopper tanks.

   

3.21

Don't you have problems with moisture getting in your grain receiving pits?

Depending on the site and your operation will determine what type of receiving system is right for your farming operation. If the site has a high water table or drainage issues, we would look at using a shallow high speed chain conveyor sytem instead of a dump pit .

   

3.22

Do you have a Grain Bin Dealer in Montana, Wyoming, or Idaho? Or can i just buy grain bins and bin unload augers direct from you?

We do not have a Grain Bin Dealer in Montana,Wyoming, or Idaho. However, we can certainly sell all the grain equipment you need directly from Minnesota. In the past few years we have had several grain bin projects that we have sold and built the grain bins in Montana and other westerns states.

   

3.23

Do you do new Commercial Grain Elevator Construction, or just repair and service for Grain Elevators.

We can handle all your Commercial Elevator Construction needs, from planning, engineering, and design for a new grain facility to simply adding a few more grain bins or updating your grain receiving.

   

3.24

I am looking to put up on farm storage. I would like some pricing and to know if you service my area. I am located near Stratford Wisconsin Thank you.

Chris: We certainly do put up grain bins in Wisconsin. One our our team members will contact you on your grain storage needs shortly