FAQs

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How high is the hopper off the ground?

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Our standard hoppers have 26" of clearance. We can also custom build to any height needed.

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How do I anchor them?

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There are four anchor points on the hopper and we suggest using chains and turnbuckles poured into concrete at the four points, or anchored to screwed in dead man anchors.

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Can I use my old concrete pad from the bin?

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Usually not, we suggest gravel pad of at least 16" or concrete 12" thick with rebar every 12" in a grid.

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Does it have aeration?

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Yes, they have air and are designed for 18 inch or 24 inch aeration fans. Size depends on the size of the hopper.

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What angle of slope is the hopper?

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34 Degrees is our standard grain hopper. Our overhead feed bins are 41 Degrees.

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How do I measure by bin for a retro hopper?

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Best to call us for exact measuring but we will need to know the circumference measured above the door in the valley of the rib, we also need to know center to center of the bolts, the height of the sheets, and the number of bolt holes around the bin. Make sure when you get circumference to use a steel 100' tape.

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What do the hoppers fit?

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We can build a hopper to fit anything. We have built 4', 5', 6', 12', 14', 15', 16', 18', 19', 21', and 24'. We also have blueprints for a 27' hopper rated for up to 15,000bu.