NEWS
Bin Safety Tips
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:08 PM CDT

As farmers clean last year's crop out of their grain bins, these bins require some attention, both in terms of maintenance and safety concerns. This is a good time to assess and fix these storage structures before storing this year's crop.

Mark Hanna, Iowa State University Extension agricultural engineer, told DTN farmers should check on the condition of the bin itself and its equipment, including augers, bearings and wiring harnesses. Any repairs should be made and any missing guards on augers should be replaced.

ElRay Anderson, owner of Custom Ag Service, a grain handling equipment sale and service company located ...

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