Have you ever wished you had the ability to move your grain bin from one yard to the next?
With a transport height of 17 feet, and 27 feet wide, the T-Bin mobile telescoping bin allows you to do just that.
Pat Beaujot, one of three founders of the system, says they do that through telescoping bin parts.
“The inner part is a hopper bin, and the outer part is a steel ring with the corrugated metal and that has a curved tarp roof on top of it,” Beaujot explains. “So we lift the tarp with a pole in the middle of it that cranks up, and then we lift the outer bin with some chain hoists — hydraulic driven chains — and that lifts the outer bin up. The bottom bin has a hook on it at the bottom, and the upper bin has these arms that fold in and out. So that band lifts up, the arm folds out, and the top bin locks onto that ring, and that’s all in a ring.”
The grower that this was made in mind for, says Beaujot, is a fairly large grower that’s quite spread out.
“If they’re harvesting, say they have some rented land or land that’s quite a ways from their home base, and they don’t want to use grain bags to store it. If they have an old yard site with power, they could put three or four of these bins in, and they could put aeration and everything else in. And so they could just haul that short distance to the bin yard. Then it’s safely stored until when they want to sell it,” he explains.
Currently the company is taking names of people that are interested in the bin.
Check out the full conversation between Pat Beaujot and RealAgriculture’s Kara Oosterhuis, filmed at Canada’s Farm Show, at Regina, Sask: