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Built for strength & versatility.

Large hopper bins from MFS are engineered and built to provide optimum protection, ease of use and outstanding strength and reliability.

The perfect solution for:

  • Grain storage
  • Seed storage
  • Wet holding in front of a dryer
  • Load-out tank applications

 

All large hopper bins offer these powerful benefits:

  • Capacities from 1,400 (36.6 m/ton) bushels up to 6,400 (161.5 m/ton) bushels
  • Industry-leading MP+ roof system used on all hopper tanks 15’ to 21’ (4.57 m to 6.40 m)
  • G-115 galvanization for up to 27% longer life than competitors who settle for G-90
  • Common sense design features that protect grain and improve load-out
  • A steep 45° slope for fast and complete load-out

 

Options available:

  • Roller valves
  • Rack & pinion gates
  • 4”, 6” & 8” auger boots
  • Aeration kits
  • Sidewall ladder kits
  • Safety cages for taller bins
  • Roof ventilation

For larger capacities, please see our excellent line of commercial hopper tanks with diameters to 36’ (10.97 m) and capacities exceeding 50,000 bushels (1280 m/ton).

Design Details

Quality and strength engineered at every step.

 

Door:

  • Full opening door in sidewall provides full and easy access regardless of door option selected. Both 1R and 2R options available.
  • Outer door cover with bar lock firmly holds door cover closed, even in challenging weather conditions.

 

Fasteners:

  • Grade 8.2 bin bolts are used throughout to ensure strength and stability. Roofs use 5/16″ (0.79 cm) bolts and sidewalls use 3/8″ (0.95 cm) bolts.
  • Top-quality fasteners feature JS1000 plating system, SAE Grade 8.2 for maximum shear capacity as well as industry standard washers to seal the bolt to the sidewall.

 

Floors:

MFS bin floors are available in a wide variety of styles to match the application, storage system and customer preference. Long-lasting galvanized construction coupled with state-of-the-art design and manufacturing makes for a bin floor that stands up to use and abuse under the most challenging conditions. Floors can be constructed in any diameter, which makes an MFS floor available on our bins— plus any other brand of bin.

  • 16-Gauge Floor Option is the heaviest specification available in the industry. MFS also offers the widest variety of gauges in the industry—providing even more assurance that the construction matches the challenge.
  • Built-in corrugation on planks increases strength and rigidity. Round perforation (0.093″) design is smooth and easy to sweep.
  • Built-in crown on planks prevents sagging and provides additional strength. Slotted design offers strength and economy.
  • Small perforation (0.050″) floor planks are ideal for use in storing small grains such as canola. Smooth surface facilitates easy clean-out.

 

Supports:

  • MFS supports are available in either galvanized or welded styles, providing a choice for customers.
  • Supports come in multiple heights to accommodate different sizes of bin unloading systems and fan transitions for optimum performance.
  • Locking tabs on galvanized supports lock into place during assembly.
  • Powder-coated welded design resists rust and lasts longer than non-painted supports. Facilitates easy installation.

 

Flashing:

Bin flashing is an underappreciated but critical component of bin construction. At MFS we take great care in designing and manufacturing flashing that is strong and durable, regardless of the gauge you choose for your flooring system.

  • Choice of high back or low back flashing works for both new bin installation or retrofits.
  • Multi-rib design adds strength and durability. Also provides traction for sweep augers.

 

The Contractor’s Choice

  • Every floor plank is labeled for easy identification in the field
  • Floor planks are precisely bundled to enable building from the stack
  • On-side shipment makes parts easier to handle and reduces damage during loading/unloading
  • Multiple bundles on larger systems make for easier loading and unloading
  • Single piece option for larger bins can make on-site construction easier
  • One-man installation of flashing possible thanks to use of nuts on the inside of the bin
  • Easy-to-use construction guide simplifies the process— especially for first-time installers
  • Powder-coated welded supports resist rust and enhance appearance upon delivery at job-site

Contact MFS

2928 E. Hwy 30
Grand Island, Nebraska,
USA, 68801

Toll-free (outside NE): 1-800-247-6621
Toll-free (inside NE): 1-800-658-3104
Phone: 1-308-384-9320
Fax: 1-308-382-6954
Email: sales@mfsyork.com