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Small Grain Bins

You’re a mid-sized farmer searching for a small grain bin that will help you save money, time, and enhance the functionality of your business. However, you’re still unsure which small grain bin would be the best fit for you.

Let’s explore the options together and find the most suitable one  for your business.

Bulk Containers

Small grain bin

Details

DIM. L x W x H45 x 45 x 44″
CU. FT. CAPACITY35
WEIGHT CAPACITY800 lbs.
WT. (LBS.)118
Price$ 700

Is using a bulk container as a small grain bin a good idea? Definitely not. Even if you have a small farm and don’t need to move your grain around often, these containers aren’t designed for farm use and won’t be helpful. Don’t forget that you must look for a durable product that will help you save money and time.

ConsPro
Limited CapacityCost-Effective
Durability ConcernSpace Efficiency
Transportation LimitationVersatility

Mobile Bulk Container

Small grain bin

Details

DIM. L x W x H50″L x 50″W x 36″
CU. FT. CAPACITY55
WEIGHT CAPACITY1000 lbs.
WT. (LBS.)140
Price $ 755

Consider mobile bulk containers? They may seem like a good choice for small grain bins, but they fall short. They’re not suitable for open fields due to their tires and lack the strength to carry grain without risk of damage. Plus, they lack a convenient grain door for easy loading and unloading.

ConsPro
Limited CapacityCost-Effective
Durability ConcernSpace Efficiency
Transportation LimitationVersatility

Non-Portable Plastic Tote Gallon

Small Grain Bin

Details

DIM. L x W x H48” L x 40” W x 46″ H
CU. FT. CAPACITY85
WEIGHT CAPACITY1000 lbs.
WT. (LBS.)200
Price $ 755


At first glance, a non-portable plastic tote gallon might seem like a great choice to use as a small grain bin, appearing superior to the initial two options. Perhaps enhancing its functionality with a larger valve installation could be beneficial. However, it turns out that the product you’re seeking isn’t actually this one.

ConsPro
Limited CapacityCost-Effective
Durability ConcernSpace Efficiency
Transportation LimitationVersatility

After rejecting all these options, we have an outstanding product that serves perfectly as a small grain bin on your farm. It’s budget-friendly, portable, offers excellent storage capacity, operates efficiently, saves time, and represents a fantastic investment.

Portable Grain Bins

Any type of small grain bin like the ones listed above wouldn’t be a wise investment for a farmer. If these containers aren’t suitable for storing and transporting grain on the farm, what other product could handle these tasks efficiently and affordably? Well, there’s this handy item called a portable grain bin. It’s the one you should consider if you value your time, money, and functionality. It allows you to take fresh feed out to the pasture daily, even though you could simply keep it on-site. These bins come in sizes of 1.5 and 3 tons, making them ideal for smaller farms in need of grain storage and transport solutions.

1.5 Ton Portable Grain Bin

grain door for a 1 5 ton portable feed bin for sale

A grain door which is easily opened and closed to fill buckets or other containers.

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A rain-proof metal lid on top of the grain bin to allow for simple loading. The lid handle can be operated from the ground.

hitch for 1 5 ton portable grain bin for sale

A front jack and an adjustable hitch to make hook up and transport quick and easy.

ModelGB1.5TONL
Capacity70 cubic ft./~55 bu.
Weight Rating3,000 lbs
Dimensions6’x6′
Height6′ 8″
Grain Door Height Off Ground23″

The GB1.5TONL portable grain bin is ideal for smaller farms, offering convenient storage with a capacity of approximately 55 bushels or 70 cubic feet. Weighing 3,000 pounds and featuring two 15″x6″ rims and used tires, it ensures easy maneuverability across farm terrain. Compact at 6’x6′ and 6’8″ tall, with a depth of 23″, it efficiently utilizes space while providing ample grain storage. Whether for temporary storage or transportation, the GB1.5TONL is a practical and versatile asset for any farm.

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3 Ton Portable Grain Bin

closeup on wheels of a 3 ton grain bin for sale

4 wheels on tandem walking beams for smooth, easy travel over uneven terrain (on GB3TON4 model).

closeup on grain door for 3 ton bulk feed bin for sale

A grain door which is easily opened and closed to fill buckets or other containers.

exterior of a red 3 ton grain bin for sale

3-ton capacity, making it suitable for small to medium-sized farms or temporary storage needs during the harvest season.

ModelGB3TONL
Capacity155 cubic ft./~110 bu.
Weight Rating6,000 lbs
Dimensions6’x6′
Height8′ 6″
Grain Door Height Off Ground23″

The GB3TONL portable grain bin is a fantastic solution for small-scale farmers. With a capacity of around 110 bushels or 155 cubic feet, it can hold a substantial amount of grain while remaining easily transportable. Weighing 6,000 pounds, it features four 16-inch by 8-inch rims and used tires, suitable for various terrains. Its compact dimensions (6 feet by 6 feet) and height of 8 feet 6 inches ensure efficient storage without taking up excessive space. Plus, with a width of 23 inches, it offers convenient access for loading and unloading, providing flexibility in grain storage and transportation for farmers.

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Advantages of Portable Grain Bins

transporting a portable grain bin for sale

One of the significant advantages of these portable grain bins is the opportunity they provide for purchasing feed in bulk, which can result in substantial cost savings over time compared to buying bagged feed. Additionally, storing bagged feed can often lead to issues with rodents and the hassle of disposing of empty bags afterward. With our grain bins, you’ll never have to worry about attracting rodents, providing a cleaner and more efficient solution for storing feed.

Advantages of Portable Grain Bins:

All these advantages come with additional benefits. While these portable grain bins may initially seem more expensive than other options, in the long term, you’ll save money. In essence, it’s a wise investment for your farm. Efficient time management is crucial for any business, and this grain bin enhances productivity, saving you valuable time. In essence, by saving time, you’re also saving money.

Wrapping It Up…

After considering various small grain bin options, it’s clear that portable grain bins emerge as the optimal choice for mid-sized farmers seeking efficient grain storage solutions. While bulk containers, mobile bulk containers, and non-portable plastic totes may seem viable at first, they present limitations in capacity, durability, and transportation.

On the contrary, portable grain bins offer versatility, cost-effectiveness, and efficient functionality. With options like the 1.5 Ton and 3 Ton Portable Grain Bins, farmers can benefit from ample storage capacity, easy maneuverability, and convenient access features. Moreover, the advantages of portable grain bins extend beyond their initial cost, providing long-term savings and enhanced productivity. By investing in portable grain bins, farmers can optimize their operations, save time, and make a valuable addition to their farm infrastructure.

Who We Are

At Farmco, we have proudly served American farmers for decades with our commitment to quality manufacturing. In addition to our renowned portable grain bins, we offer a diverse range of products including cattle feeders, horse feeder, hay transporters, and more, all crafted with the utmost attention to quality and offered at competitive prices. Visit us to discover our full range of offerings and learn more about what sets us apart.