Grain Storage Systems Designed to Fit Your Needs
Skyway has built 10 commercial grain storage facilities for Louis Dreyfus.
Skyway Grain Systems designs maximum storage protection for all types of grains by using the best grain bin manufacturer’s products in every grain handling system they design. Since every project, be it pulses, corn, or wheat, is unique, Skyway uses the Supplier that manufactures the equipment best suited to your needs.
Commercial Grain Bins
For systems designed for commercial grain storage, Skyway designs system around bulk storage bins manufactured by Sukup and Westeel.
Every Skyway farm grain storage design utilizes grain silos from one of 3 suppliers, Sukup, Meridian or Westeel. Farm storage is available in either non-stiffened or stiffened models, or in the case of one Westeel bin series, the use of internal stiffeners.
Non-Stiffened bins need to be able to accomplish the same things that stiffened bins do, with smaller capacities. The sidewall sheets need to be able to support the load of a full bin and the structure needs to be able to withstand high winds and heavy snow loads. Roofs designed with a 30° slope and extra high ribs provide added strength. Rib overlap on roof panel design provides weather tight assembly. Low cost for storing high volume crops
Stronger anchor brackets, extra strong roofs and heavier gauge galvanized steel sidewall sheets enable non-stiffened bins to bear medium capacity loads without stress. The intermediate load bearing grain bin is built by Westeel in their Standard-Corr series. Internal stiffeners provide additional structural strength, enabling Standard-Corr bins to withstand heavy snow loads and the structural stress of heavy winds.
Stiffened bins are the larger capacity, more economical, version of grain storage silos. Adding stiffeners to a bin transfers roof loads directly to the foundation, resulting in less stress on the sidewall sheets. This allows the use of lighter gauge sidewall sheets without sacrificing structural strength, making a stiffened bin more economical. Stiffened bins also provide excellent structural stability against grain, wind and seismic forces. The design of the exterior stiffeners is a perfect balance of strength and steel use such that sidewalls are over 2.5 times more efficient at achieving the maximum load possible out of each pound of steel. This provides the additional strength you want without the extra expense of having to use a heavier gauge.
Hopper Bins for Grain
Heavy duty hopper bottom grain bins are designed with extra wide corrugations, extra strong stiffeners, and heavy-duty hopper panels. Hopper storage systems can be customized to include features such as special discharge outlets, longer hopper legs, and reinforced designs for higher catwalk support loads.
The tank portion of our hopper bottom units features quality sidewall construction as standard as well as an extra-strong roof. A 44” door is available as an option on heavy-duty hopper bins. Medium-Duty Hoppers are the economical choice for smaller operations.
The Meridian double corrugated bin features a waffle-style wall panel and no internal stiffeners and offers incomparable bin clean out with superior wall strength. Precision manufacturing ensures easy assembly and longevity. The double corrugated bin combo is a fully constructed package delivered to your door. The single corrugated hopper bins are available in unstiffened or stiffened models and feature easy assembly, loading and unloading. A long-lasting storage solution for all crop types
Smooth Wall Grain Bins
Meridian builds smooth walled hopper bins that ensure free flowing product with minimum clean-out. Usually used for fertilizer but also ideal for grain, seed, feed, fertilizer and much more, definitely multi-purpose. Meridian Built Fertilizer Bins are the most versatile, multi-purpose hopper bins available today. Used most often to store and handle fertilizer, grain, feed and seed, their versatility extends to coal, sand and any other free-flowing, dry granular commodity.
Grain Max hopper bins offer top quality grain and seed storage at prices comparable to corrugated hopper combos. Without bolts and ribs, the Grain Max seamless interior allows for safe and easy unloading, while ensuring no seed or contaminates are trapped on the walls or joints. Completely self cleaning with no obstructions, Grain Max hopper bins are the safest and most efficient grain bins available. You and your family will appreciate the quality and safety of Grain Max, and the time and energy saved handling grain in a smooth-wall bin.
Meridian's smooth-wall Feed bins are designed with feed quality and management in mind. The advantage of smooth-wall is especially evident when storing bulk feed. Smooth cone and side wall surfaces, without bolts or ribs, a steep bottom cone of 55° or 60°, as well as our exclusive high slip factor powder coating, ensures no feed hang ups and entrapments, thus reducing spoilage and unnecessary expenses. A Meridian Feed Bin is your best choice to ensure feed quality and feed management.
Steep Cone Bins
Meridian's smooth-wall hoppers are the most versatile multi-purpose bins available with Meridian's heavy duty No Compromise construction. The Meridian Steep Cone Series is your solution for commodities with bridging concerns and inconsistent flow. Built with the same standards as the fertilizer series, a smooth cone with our exclusive high slip factor powder coating, the Meridian Steep Cone features a 55° bottom cone with capacities up to 202 metric ton.
Seed Max bins
Meridian's SeedMax is a package of our smooth-wall bins we've designed specifically to accommodate any type of dry flowable seed product. SeedMax sizes range from 500 bushels to 5,000 bushels. Bulk seed sites are designed by Meridian's trained dealers and offered in a variety of size configurations to accommodate your needs. SeedMax bins are designed to provide you the safest and most cost effective seed storage solution, while ensuring the integrity and cleanliness required when handling seed.