SUPERIOR FEED VALUE THROUGH SEALED SILOS
CONSISTENT, EFFICIENT, AND GREEN
At the core of every successful dairy are contented, well-fed cows. But well-fed cows don’t just happen. As a farmer, you understand the effort that goes into putting quality feed in front of your cows year-round. As fellow-farmers, we believe that a well-maintained sealed silo is an integral link in the chain of providing your cows with consistent, quality feed.
Our sealed silo unloads feed from the bottom, so the fresh feed that is put on the top has time to ferment before it is fed. All through the harvest season, fresh feed can be added to the silo; but it is the oldest, fermented feed that goes to the cows.
But there is more. You went to all the work of producing and harvesting excellent crops. Why let those hours and dollars go to waste? Turn them into milk. Our sealed silos reduce spoilage and dry matter loss to a minimum, and also keep birds and rodents out of the feed.
Finding good hired help can be a problem, and your time is valuable. Our sealed silos demand little of your time. The daily operation of our sealed silos is simple requiring little more than push-button operation. Also, wintertime affects the operation of our sealed silos very little: since it feeds off the bottom, there is little frozen feed.
In addition, filling our sealed silos is easy. Simply open the hatch, fill the silo, close the hatch, and continue to feed throughout the filling process. There is no need to raise or lower the unloader, and no packing, no leveling, and no covering is necessary.
Enjoy these additional environmentally friendly benefits. There is no plastic to purchase, contend with, and dispose. You will not have run-off headaches or hazards. A silo has a smaller footprint, saving valuable space and farmland. Come rain or snow, but the feed keeps coming too. Whether it’s March mud, April showers, or December blizzards, the feed still comes with the push of a button.
Silage, haylage, snaplage (earlage), and high-moisture corn – A well-maintained sealed silo can store them all, and can deliver quality feed to your cows, year-round, with push button ease. Call us today to plan your next silo.
We specialize in quality rebuilt structures. We don’t simply move a worn-out silo from one location to another.
As we dismantle the used silo, we handle and stack the sheets carefully. Then all the sheets are brought to our facility and inspected so that only quality sheets that have passed the test of time are rebuilt into your silo. We keep all the sheets from one silo together, except for the defective sheets that we replace with good ones from our stock. One of the last steps before we bring the sheets to your farm is acid washing to remove grime and unsightly streaks. As we assemble the silo at your farm, the last step before we raise the silo to install a new ring is Citro treatment. This removes extra sealer and other debris from the sheets, and gives them a shine. No one would guess that you paid less than new price for your refurbished Harvestore*! Not just moved… Rejuvenated!
Base – Step 1
First Stage of Silo Base. Footer just poured.
Base – Step 2
Second stage finished.
Base – Step 3
3rd pour finished; silo base completed.
Greenwood Silo’s 3/4″ floor plates, 3 times thicker and fastened with twice the anchors than industry standard. No more nightmares with floor plates wearing thin and buckling up to catch cutter hooks!
Stainless Steel Trough
Greenwood Silo’s exclusive 3/16” stainless steel trough won’t rust. Notice the tapered design, allowing higher and more efficient feed flow. The smooth stainless sides also reduce friction.
Stainless Steel Trough & Unloader Installed
Wow! What a hole! Lots of room for feed to get down to the conveyor chain.
Fiberglass Composite Replacement Roof
Simply will not rust! Manufactured with high tensile E-Glass fabric for a very strong roof, and high quality marine-grade Gel Coat for UV protection.
Stainless Steel Relief Valve
We use only high-quality breather bags. In the last 3 years, we have installed well over 100 breather bags from a Canadian supplier. We have been very pleased with them, having few warranty claims. These bags are made of fibers coated with PVC, giving them optimal tear resistance. The joints are carefully overlapped for a superior bond. All bags carry a 3-year manufacturer warranty.
Building from the Bottom Up!
Sealing as We Build
We are liberal with our sealer. Our only option is “100% leak-free”. Every bolt hole is surrounded with sealer before we insert the bolt. Every seam is generously beaded with sealer before we join the sheets.
Tying into the Base
Once the silo is up to height, the silo is “tied-in” to the base sheets.
We pressurize the silo, and spray a soap-water solution onto every seam to ensure that there are no leaks (A leak will blow bubbles).
We put the silo under negative air pressure (vacuum) with someone inside to check all around the base for places where air might be coming up between the base sheets and the concrete. A place that bubbles shows where more base sealer is needed to completely seal the base.
For greater resistance against acids that eat away at the concrete.