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What is a Grain Bag? A Grain Bag is simply a long PE (polyethylene) bag that comes in sizes of; 9 ft. x 200 ft. with a capacity of around 8,200 bushels of wheat or 8,000 bushel of corn. (empty bag weight is 270 lbs.) 9 ft. x 250 ft. with a capacity of around 10,260 bushels of wheat or 10,000 bushels of corn. (empty bag weight is 335 lbs.) *Amount varies with moisture content, specific weight and bagger pressure settings. The bag is sealed airtight with a life of 1 to 1.5 years in the open, preventing the development and reproduction of fungus and insect. This airtight environment can eliminate the need for chemicals with an average bag cost of 7 cents per bushel of stored grain. These unique Grain Bags allow for storage amounts to vary by simply cutting the bag and resealing it again. What makes Grain Bags unique? The Grain Bag is a laminated mix of three layers of polyethylene, with the first two layers acting as a UV filter. The third layers is black and is designed to keep out the sunlight. The bags are designed to stretch to a maximum of 10% measured during the filling process to prevent overfilling. The unique, specialized-design of Grain Bags allow for storage versatility, whether in the field where harvesting is taking place or a grain storage site, as long as the bags are placed on clean ground with good drainage and free of sharp objects. How do you fill a Grain Bag? The Grain Bags are filled by a specially designed bag-filling machine that can be filled from the combine, grain cart or similar types of machinery. The loading capacity of the filling machine is about 7,000 bushels per hour depending on the grain type. How do you unload a Grain Bag? The Grain Bag is emptied by a machine that rolls the bag up as it augers the grain out at up to 7,000 bushels per hour. This E180T Akron unloader can be used to empty bags of fertilizers. Grain Bag Storage System Advantages The harvest will not be delayed waiting for storage to become available on farm or elsewhere. The Grain Bag can be put in the field where harvesting is taking place or anywhere on the farm. Grains can be stored as to their variety, grade, protein, and moisture or for any other reason. Bag cost of 7 cents per bushel of stored grain. The high price of freight during harvest can be avoided by negotiating a freight rate on a back load or by shopping around for after harvest rates. Grain can be freighted after harvest, freeing up time during harvest. Quality Assurance Control. The opportunity to grow, store and market, niche crops on farm. Grains retain their quality, including color. Gives the producer control and time to market the crop. Hasty decisions on pricing your commodities at harvest when pricing can be complicated and can cost you money. Marketing your commodity knowing that you have the crop in the bag rather than before harvest, hoping you can achieve the bushels to fill contracts. Storage in a bumper season is unlimited. The Grain Bags are sealed airtight, therefore chemicals are not required. No withholding period. Perfect for organic commodities. Reduced reliance on chemicals helping to delay resistance. Eliminated costly on farm storage systems, tying up capital. Flexibility at all times from harvest to marketing and feeding of commodity. The equipment that makes Grain Bag a System We can put together the correct equipment to meet your specific needs. Click below to learn more about each product. Akron Baggers & Unloaders Mainero Baggers & Unloaders Ipesa Plastics Click Here to read more common questions and answers on our "blog". Akron Baggers & Unloaders Akron baggers and Akron unloader models http://www.akron.com.ar The Akron 9250 grain bagger's user friendly features: Disc Brakes...the dual hydraulic brakes are controlled by a single crank. This simple crank and pressure gauge ensures the bagger to move straight and fill the bag evenly. Bag loader...the self-contained bag loader mechanism prevents climbing on the tunnel to install the bag. The Akron EH 180T bag unloader... will load out over 7000 bushels/hr. This heavy duty, roll-up style unloader will even load out fertilizer. The EH 180 empties the bag while rolling up the bag on an on-board, hydraulic powered roller. Lights are standard equipment. The Akron EG 180T bag unloader...can move from field to transport quicker and unloads at 6000 bushels/hr. The 16" auger hydraulically folds down for more compact transporting. Mainero Baggers & Unloaders Mainero baggers and Mainero unloader models http://www.mainero.com.ar The Mainero 2230 grain bagger's user friendly features: Disc Brakes...The dual hydraulic brake pressure control is regulated by one single valve. This constant and even pressure controls the bagger so it moves straight and fills the bag evenly. Over-sized Hopper...The filling hopper can be offset to load grain in hopper more easily. The see-through window on the filling hopper makes for easy viewing while filling bagger. "Easy-load Bag system...Mainero utilizes a self contained bag loader mechanism for easy, fast & safer bag loading; no climbing on a slippery bag tunnel to install bag. Self-propelled option available The Mainero 2330 unloader...the ultimate flat storage unloader has over 4500 bu./hr. capacity. The 2330 can empty bags or flat storage. Ipesa Plastics Once the grain is bagged, the bag consumes the available oxygen and produces carbon dioxide, thus suppressing the respiratory process and assuring an optimum preservation. This new atmosphere keeps stable over time, preventing the development and proliferation of fungi and insects as well as the increase in grain temperature. Some grains can be stored in airtight bags at slightly higher moisture levels than what is considered safe for storage in bins. IpesaSilo grain bags are made of state-of-the-art raw materials from Dow Polisur; three-layer UV protected; 18-month warranty; and not any recycled material in their formulation. Uses: Dry grains: soybean, corn, sorghum, wheat, sunflower, millet, oats, rice, barley, etc. Wet grains: corn, sorghum, wheat, etc. Fertilizers Technical Papers on Storage of Grains: Corn (known as "Maize" outside of the US) - Soybeans - Wheat - Sunflowers How to Contact Us FOR SOUTHERN U.S. Hood & Company, Inc - download printable brochure 4805 E. Farm Rd. 144 Springfield, MO 65809 Phone: 417-865-2100 (office) E-Mail: hoodco@hoodco.com FOR NORTHERN U.S. Twiestmeyer & Associates, Inc. - download printable brochure 3119 Briarwood Blvd. Grand Island, Nebraska 68801 Phone: 308-390-2660 (cell) E-Mail: gotwist@aol.com FOR CANADA Grain Bags Canada Box 151 Lake Lenore, SK S0K 2J0 Aaron: 306-368-2266 (office) Craig: 306-231-9937 (cell) 306-368-2620 (fax) E-Mail: yeagercraig@hotmail.com