Feed Bins & Conveying

To store and transport your feed


Big Dutchman knows that it takes a lot to feed your flock. That’s why we offer top of the line products to help you store your feed and easily transport it into your barns.

Feed Storage Bins

For secure feed storage

Big Dutchman feed hopper bins are designed to store flowable, noncorrosive material with 50 pound/cubic foot (800.9 kg/m3) bulk maximum density. The feed bins come in 3 standard sizes of 6, 9 and 12 feet in diameter. Each of the 3 sizes is available in 1 to 4 rings. The 12’ bin is also available with 5 or 6 rings.

Unique Features:

G115 Galvanizing:

With a G115 galvanized coating, Big Dutchman bins provide a 28% greater protection and longer life than the market standard G90 bins.

Peak Lid:

A unique lid design opens 180°, keeping it out of the way of potential damage during filling.

Reflective Tape:

Super engineering grade reflective tape at the peak opening allows for easy identification of the fill area at night. Tape is only visible when the lid is open, so the operator not only knows where to fill, but if the lid is open and ready for filling. The weather resistant reflective tape is rated for a 12-year life minimum.

Drip Guard:

Drip edge at bottom of sidewall sheets minimizes potential moisture down the hopper sheets and into the boot area.

Outlet Height:

The clearance under the outlet collar is 33.5” – providing plenty of room for unloader accessories.

Bin Walls:

All bin wall sheets are of corrugated, galvanized steel with 2.66:” (67.56mm) corrugation. Wall sheets have 1.15 oz. per square foot (350 g/m2) zinc coating (G-115 designation). 2.66” corrugation sheets have 32” (812.8mm) vertical coverage. Horizontal coverage of bin wall sheets is 112.5” (2,856mm) for 6’ (1.83m) and 9’ (2.74m) bins. All 5/16” bolts are electro-galvanized grade 8.2 with self-sealing injection molded washers. Sealer strip is provided to seal all vertical sidewall seams. Anchor bolts are standard with all feed hopper bins.

Crimp:

Crimp at room follows the contour of the sidewall sheet ensuring protection from the elements.

Sturdy Ladder With Handrail:

Ladder brackets have contours that match the corrugation of the sidewall sheets for maximum strength and safety.

Standard Roofs:

All bins have a steep 40° roof slope. A roof ladder from eave to the peak is standard with your bin. Sealer strip is provided for all roof seams.

Safety Cage Kits:

Safety cages for ladders are available for the 9’ and 12’ bins.

FlexVey

Auger fill system

The FlexVey auger fill system allows a truly custom system to meet specific application needs. With a wide selection of basic components, and our ability to design custom solutions, you can have the most efficient and cost effective system delivering feed to your flocks for years of trouble free operation.

FlexVey offers the versatility of using single or tandem bin installations, and can provide single, double or triple systems into the house.

Whatever your fill system needs, FlexVey offers the right combination for you.

Boots

For 16” Opening Bins

  • Injection molded for smooth feed flow
  • UV rated plastic for long life
  • Available in straight or 30 degree styles

For 22” opening bins

  • Available in straight or 30 degree styles, single or double out
  • Allows individual control of each unloader
Auger & Tube
  • Available in 200, 300, 350 and 450 models
  • Hardened steel coreless auger
  • PVC tube with UV inhibitors specifically designed for all four models
Unloaders
  • Available in single or double out
  • Can be used for straight, straight through (tandem) or 30 degree installations
  • Made of galvanized steel with a UV rated ABS top for long life and weather resistance

For 22” Opening Bins:

  • Epoxy coated s:’el
  • 30 degree boot and unloader combination
  • Large opening to accommodate difficult feed
  • Available in single or double out styles for 200, 300 and 350
  • Available in single, double and triple for 450
  • Fits directly to 22” opening bin
Tru Torq™ Feed Weigh Scales

The Tru Torq™ scale employs a unique, patented Torque Bar Suspension mechanism that provides the control needed for accurate and dependable feeding programs.

  • The Tru Torq scale with manual beam is accurate to within +/- one tenth of one percent and allows for verification of feed delivery weight for daily usage records
  • The scale will handle capacities up to 10,000 lbs and meets national certification standards and is available in 4 styles:
    • 5,000 lb
    • 10,000lb
    • 2,300 kg
    • 4,600kg
Bin Scales

Compatible with all feeder / fill systems:

  • 2,300 lbs
  • 5,000 lbs
  • 10,000 lbs
High Volume Feed System
  • Able to deliver up to 60,000 lbs of feed per hour
  • No elbows or universal connectors to wear
  • Trouble free chain and paddle
  • Unrestricted feed drops
  • Recirculated feed