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Commercial Roofs   ::   Commercial Bin Accessories 
Commercial Bin Sizes   ::   Commercial Unloads

::  Engineered to store grains weighing up to 70 lb/bushel.
::  Roof structures are designed for up to 50,000 lbs. of peak load.



Test weights of grains have increased over the last decade due to new hybrids and genetics. An average of 60 lb. per bushel corn, 60 lb. per bushel wheat and soybeans range in the 55 lb. to 60 lb. range. Grain storage facilities need to account for these increased test weights in the engineering of their grain storage equipment.


70 LB/Bushel Bins
(90’, 105’, & 132’ diameter bins)

- 3 stiffeners per side wall sheet.
- Designed for free flowing grains up to 70 lb/bushel (56 lbs/ft3).
- 4” corrugation and 70,000 psi tensile strength
  (55,000 psi yield strength) steel.

- Filled up to 20,000 (550 MT/hour) bushels per hour and unloaded 
  at 25,000 (700 MT/hour) bushels per hour.

64 LB/Bushel Bins
(18 - 132’ diameter bins)

- 2 or 3 stiffeners per side wall sheet on stiffened bins.
- Designed for free flowing grains up to 64 lb/bushel (51 lbs/ft3).
- 4” corrugation and 70,000 psi tensile strength
  (55,000 psi yield strength) steel.
- Filled up to 20,000 (550 MT/hour) bushels per hour and unloaded
  at 25,000 (700 MT/hour) bushels per hour.

Commercial Grain Bin Literature


Wind Rings
Wind rings offer additional strength against the elements.  External pressure from wind forces are overcome by utilizing wind rings to help equalize the hoop strength.  Design and quantity of wind rings are determined by diameter and height of bin to adequately handle the external forces of wind.

Defined Bolt Pattern
Sioux Steel bins are designed to handle the stresses associated with 64 lb/bushel & 70 lb/bushel grain weights. Bolt patterns are optimized for each connection depending on the amount of hoop tension and the gauge of the side wall sheet being used. This results in strong yet efficient vertical and horizontal bolt seams.

Strongest Stiffener Splices
Stiffener splices ensure that the large vertical loads are transferred properly between stiffener sections. Sioux bins use both an insert and two back plates at stiffener splices. We utilize 7/16” hardware in all wall sheet seams and at all stiffener to wall sheet connections. 7/16” fasteners are 36% stronger than 3/8”.

Base Angle for Single Pass Sweeping
Heavy base angles are installed between the stiffener base plates and are secured to the bottom horizontal holes in the bottom sheet. This results in a robust connection between the bin and the foundation. The base angles have holes in them for additional anchor bolts. The additional anchor bolts are required to resist the high lateral and uplift loads created when sweeping larger diameter bins in a single pass. These angles are standard on bins 72’ and larger in both two and three stiffener per sheet configurations.

Ease of Construction
Combining 44 inch sheets and 3 roof panels per single sheet lessens the demand for bolts, nuts and washers which, in turn, lowers weight and erection costs.

Anchor System and Shims
The base plate and shim system on Sioux Steel commercial bins ensure stability and solid load path. Together they form a firm and permanent foundation with maximum strength.


Sioux Steel roof structures are designed for up to 50,000 lbs. of peak load and utilize galvanized back to back “C” channels for ultimate strength. The large flat tops, varying in diameter from 5’ to 12’, provide multiple connection points to support catwalks and equipment loads.

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The unique ovate construction of the man-way is the largest and most "user friendly" in the industry.  It is designed to allow access to a heavily clothed individual.

Access Door
Four doors designed specifically for strength and integrity dependent on the diameter and height of the structure. All feature tieless inside panels, secure latching and a large 36” x 27” opening.

Walk-In Doors - Commercial Grain Bin Accessories
Large 1-tier & 1-1/2 tier door options are available. The industry's LARGEST 1-1/2 tier door. 27” x 58” tall openings.


Full Floor and Flush Floor
Designs range from a variety of in-concrete systems to full floor using 16, 18 or 20 gauge planking formulated by height and diameter. Choose from a welded free flow system of supports or 17 gauge die cast supports.

Floor Designs
A variety of floor systems are available from full floors above concrete with custom plenum heights, to flush in concrete patterns designed for your installation. Sioux Steel Company can also provide hopper bottom aeration systems for concrete hopper foundations or steel commercial hopper bottom tanks.

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