Products of West Central Grain Bags

By: West Central Grain Bags  09-12-2011
Keywords: Storage, Bag, Grain

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.

Pricing (NEW)

Grain Bags:
- 200' - $600
- 250' - $700
Volume discounts are available for orders of 10 bags or more. Please call for pricing.

Spout - 20' - $1,200Sampler (mounts to bagger) - $150Extractors:
- 9' - call for pricing
- 10' - call for pricingBaggers (limited supply left) - call for pricingWe currently have Mainero Grain Baggers and 9' and 10' Akron Extractors.

What Makes Them 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 layer 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 Them?

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 Them?

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.

The E180TH Akron unloader can be used to empty bags of fertilizers.

Grain Bags vs. Forage Bags

"It is not just a plastic bag.. it's a GRAIN BAG!"

Grain Bag System (GBS) bags are designed and developed to store dry grain. Forage bags are designed to store forages.

GBS bags have an 18 month warranty against Ultra-Violet degradation, defective material and workmanship. Forage bags are not recommended for long term storage of dry grain.

GBS bags are 9.3 mil thick. This is 4% more than a 9 mil bag, 9% more than a 8.5 mil bag and 14% more than a 8 mil bag. The thicker mil adds more strength that is needed not only for durability but while unloading with a roll-up style unloader there is a huge amount of pull on the bag. When using large horsepower tractors this pulling strength requirement is increased.

GBS bags have more Ultra-Violet Inhibitor (UVI) than the forage bags. More UVI offers longer protection in the sun.

Most people think that the value of a grain bag is all about the thickness. That is only one factor. The chemistry, the physical composition, is far more important in manufacturing a premium bag!

GBS bags have a unique formula that includes a proprietary resin (plastic) that:
1.) Keeps better shape! When using a roll-up style unloader this feature is extremely important. Since dry grain is heavier than forage, its weight and the tendency to flow makes the bags try to "pillow out". On bags that end up too wide, the roll-up style unloader has a real problem on the sides.

2.) Increased side wall strength provides better protection due to possible erroneous over-stretching.

3.) The higher temperature tolerance of this unique additive allows dry grain to be bagged at a higher ambient air temperature. This can be even more valuable if the customer is bagging hot grain coming from a grain dryer.

GBS bags are a premium bag with unique properties that makes it a valuable piece of the technology to complete the Grain Bag System.
Is it wise to gamble your valuable commodity with what appears to be a savings of only pennies per bushel?

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.

Akron Baggers and Unloaders

Akron baggers and Akron unloader models:

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 E 180TH 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.

Mainero Baggers & Unloaders

Mainero baggers and Mainero unloader models:

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.

Grain Bags

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.

The grain bags are made of state-of-the-art raw materials; three-layer UV protected; 18-month warranty; and not any recycled material in their formulation.

Dry grains: durum, oats, barley, canola, peas, lentils, canary seed, wheat, etc.
Wet grains: barley, wheat, etc.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Bag, Grain, Grain Bag System, Storage,

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