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Bin Size Calculator

Bin Capacity Calculator

Bushel capacities are approximate.

Do not include:

reference to bushels on this page.

reference to feed bin capacity at 40lbs,

reference to steep cone bins and liquid bins

Feed bin capacities are based on 40 lbs/ft3.

All fertilizer bins, steep cone bins and liquid bins capacities are based on 62 lbs/ft3.

To select the most appropriate bin size for your storage, please follow these steps:

  • Determine product density (lbs/ft3).
  • Convert the total tonnage being stored to lbs, then divide by the density.
    • The result is the cubic foot capacity you require.
    • Ex. You need to store 100 MT of urea fertilizer with a density of 48 lbs.
      100 x 2204 = 220,400 / 48 = 4592 (Min. ft3 required)

To calculate a bins holding capacity of a specific product, follow these steps:

  • Determine product density (lbs/ft3).
  • Multiply the bins cubic foot capacity by the product density, then divide by 2204.

Ex. Your fertilizer blend weights 57 lbs/ft3 and your purchasing a model 1425 fertilizer bin. Model 1425 = 4065 ft3 x 57 lbs = 231,648 lbs / 2204 = 105 MT. Your new 1425 will hold approx. 105 MT of your specific fertilizer blend.

Bin Volume Calculator

Required Fields

Inlet Diameter in
Top Ring Height in
Roof Angle deg
Bin/Silo Diameter ft
Sidewall Height ft
Hopper Angle deg
Outlet Ring Height in
Outlet Ring Diameter in
Gate Height in
Clearance in

Optional Fields

Product Angle of Repose deg
Product Density Lbs/FT3
Industrial Calculator Scheme

Results

Roof Height
Total Height
Hopper Height
Total Volume
Usable Volume
Storage Capacity
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