What Are Grain Bins?

Grain Bins are vented, silver, corrugated steel structures fatter in diameter than silos and have varying heights. They generally store dry corn and soybeans, which meet domestic or export market demand for feed, food and fuel use.

Sukup Over a Million Bushel Bins

Sukup Commercial Bins are made to handle larger sized operations and so Million Bushel Bins were created.  The Sukup 135′ Commercial Bin was the first free-span bin of this size ever erected.  The Sukup 135′ and 156′ Diameter Commercial Bins were built to satisfy today’s massive grain storage needs.  With 1,200,000 and 1,520,000 bushel maximum capacities, you can maximize your storage space while minimizing the number of bins.

Sukup Over a Million Bushel Bins


Roof

Free span-extra heavy-duty – 100,000 lb. roof load rating standard

Roof rating: 100,000 lbs. evenly distributed on peak ring as pure vertical peak load with 40 psf ground snow zone or 90 mph wind zone as defined by ASCE7-05 Code

21′ flat surface platform at peak (156′ dia. bin) allows for conveyor maintenance and provides a flat, safe place to stand while doing inspections or service. Equipped with a handrail.

Roof rings are standard on all Sukup Commercial Bins. Number of rings depends upon bin diameter.

Sidewalls

Top quality bolts – JS1000 or equivalent, Grade 8.2

70,000 psi tensile strength steel for sidewall sheets and stiffeners

Heavy-duty corrugated plate attaches sidewall to rafter making for a very strong connection

Triple laminated sheets and exclusive splice plate allow Sukup 135′ and 156′ Commercial Bins to be erected more quickly than other bins of similar size.

Patented splice plates eliminate the off-set in bin sheets, which prevents gaps that would allow grain leakage. This design also utilizes the full strength of the sheets. (U.S. Patent #8,291,664)

Options

2-ring heavy-duty walk-through door

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Walk Thru Door

18″ Roof vents

24″ power roof exhauster
deflector and screen options also available

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Power Roof Exhauster

Power roof exhauster walk-around

Eave walk-around

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Roof Exhauster Walk Around

Inside and outside ladders

Roof stairs

Sidewall stairs

Temperature cable mounting bracket

Sukup Hopper Bins Heavy Duty

For operations looking for Heavy-Duty Hopper Bottom Bins, Sukup Heavy-Duty Hopper Bottom Bins are among the strongest.  Built with wide corrugations, extra-strong stiffeners, and heavy-duty hopper panels they are designed for storage and aeration only. The tank portion of our hopper bottom units features an extra-strong roof and the same quality sidewall construction as standard Sukup Bins and our 44” door is available as an option on heavy-duty hopper bins.


Heavy-Duty Hopper Bins

  • May be mounted on overhead super structures for loading of semis or train cars.
  • May be used as a working bin.
  • May be used to store cool, dry grain for an extended period of time.

Heavy-Duty Hopper Bins are classified as:

15′-36′ diameter

3-12 rings tall

Heavy-Duty Hopper Bins are designed for storage and aeration only. NO DRYING. Wet grain (over 16% moisture) may be stored short-term for a maximum of 72 hours. Aeration is needed for storage.

Hopper

Hopper Base – 70,000 psi tensil strength steel wide flange legs are extra-strong and stable.

L-shaped cross-bracing between the legs adds even more stability.

Hopper Bottom – The 45o hopper is made of heavy-gauge, galvanized steel for strength and durability.

Round head bolts on hopper portion minimize grain build-up

Exclusive inner apron prevents grain from accumulating on the ledge where the tank and bottom cone join.

Rack and pinion opener comes standard on all heavy-duty hopper bins.

Nearly 3′ of ground clearance under the rack-and-pinion opener.

Sidewalls

4″ wide corrugation, 44″ tall sidewall sheets.

Bolts are grade 8.2 for added strength with JS1000 or equivalent coating for exceptional corrosion protection.

70,000 PSI tensile strength steel.

Roof

15′-36′ standard roof peak load rating is 5000 lbs, evenly distributed on peak ring as pure vertical load with uniformly distributed roof snow load calculated from 40 psf ground snow zone or 90 mph wind zone as defined by ASCE7-05 Code.

Rigidized roof panel with 3″ ribs that serve as rafters, strengthening the roof sheets.

Continuous eave clip attachment provides a strong roof to sidewall connection.

Roof rings are standard on Sukup bins 18′ and larger. Exclusive, patent pending roof ring clips ensure that roof rings stay in place for years to come.

20″ x 35.5″ oval manhole opening is a comfortable fit for most operators.

Manhole cover is held securely in place by special latches. When open, the lid lays flat against the roof, eliminating the mess of water and soggy bees wings that can accumulate.

38″ peak opening provides approximately 8 ft2 of air exhaust area.

Peak lid cover is mounted on steel rods to allow it to slide open and closed and prevent it from blowing around on windy days.

Options and Accessories

Hopper Cone Inspection Panel – allows you to monitor the amount of wear on the cone panel liner.
Available on 24′ up to 7 rings, 27′ up to 6 rings and 30′ up to 5 rings

44″ door with exclusive hammerhead handles

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory 44 Inch Door

Ladder packages available

Ground-operated lid opener

TriAngle Hopper Aeration

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Triangle Aeration

Sukup Hopper Bins Medium Duty

Sukup Medium-Duty Hoppers are an economical choice, designed to store and aerate product for medium to smaller operations.

  • 12′ diameter, 3-5 rings, 60 degree hopper
  • 15′ diameter, 3-6 rings, 60 degree hopper available
  • 15’ – 21’ Diameter, 3-6 rings, 45 degree hopper
  • Ideal for use as a wet holding tank to feed your Sukup grain dryer
  • May be used to store cool dry grain for an extended period of time.

Medium-Duty Hopper Bins (BHM) are classified as:

12′-21′ diameter, 3-6 rings tall

Medium-Duty Hopper Bins are designed for storage and aeration only. NO DRYING. Wet grain (over 16% moisture) may be stored short-term for a maximum of 72 hours. Aeration is needed for storage.

Hopper

Sukup Medium-Duty Hopper Bins feature legs formed in our extra-strong stiffener profile.

Legs extend to the bottom two rings, providing extra support for the sidewall sheets.

12′, 15′ and 18′ diameter bins have three legs per sidewall sheet.

21′ diameter bins have four legs per sidewall sheet.

12′ hopper is 60o.

15′ – 21′ hoppers are 45o.

60 degree hopper is also an option on 15′ hoppers.

Angle-shaped leg cross bracing and C-shaped leg-to-hopper bracing (18′ & 21′) provide solid support for the hopper bins.

The hopper is made of heavy-gauge, galvanized steel for strength and durability.

Hopper is connected directly to the sidewall, so there is no ledge or lip to trap grain.

Round head bolts on hopper portion minimize grain build-up.

Rack and pinion opener comes standard on all medium-duty hopper bins.

Roof

12′-21′ standard roof peak load rating is 5000* lbs, evenly distributed on peak ring as pure vertical load with uniformly distributed roof snow load calculated from 40 psf ground snow zone or 90 mph wind zone as defined by ASCE7-05 Code.

Rigidized roof panel with 3″ ribs that serve as rafters, strengthening the roof sheets.

Continuous eave clip provides a strong roof-to-sidewall connection.

Roof rings are standard on Sukup bins 18′ and larger. Exclusive, patent pending roof ring clips ensure that roof rings stay in place for years to come.

20″ x 35.5″ oval manhole opening is a comfortable fit for most operators.

Manhole cover is held securely in place by special latches. When open, the lid lays flat against the roof, eliminating the mess of water and soggy bees wings that can accumulate.

38″ peak opening provides approximately 8 ft2 of air exhaust area.

Peak lid cover is mounted on steel rods to allow it to slide open and closed and prevent it from blowing around on windy days.

Sidewalls

4″ wide corrugation, 44″ tall sidewall sheets.

Bolts are grade 8.2 for added strength with JS1000 or equivalent coating for exceptional corrosion protection.

70,000 PSI tensile strength steel.

 

Options and Accessories

Ladder packages available.

Ground-operated lid opener

TriAngle Hopper Aeration available

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Triangle Aeration

 

Sukup Commercial Bins

Sukup Commercial Bins are made to fulfill the need for larger and enhanced structure products for heavy use commercial-sized production.  Sukup Commercial Bins deliver the same quality product tolerances and standards that can be expected in any product from Sukup.  With maximum capacities of up to 1.52 million bushels, there are Sukup Commercial Bins to fit the needs of any operation.


Sukup Commercial Bins (BC) are classified as:

18′ – 156′ (1.52 M bu.) diameter

13 rings and taller

Sukup Commercial Bins are designed for storage only. NO DRYING. Store only dry, cool, free-flowing grain.

Sidewalls

4″ wide corrugation, 44″ tall sidewall sheets.

Bolts are grade 8.2 for added strength with JS1000 or equivalent coating for exceptional corrosion protection.

70,000 PSI tensile strength steel.

Doors

44″ door is optional on shorter Sukup Commercial Bins.

Inside door panels open flat against bin wall

Hammerhead door latch allows single-handed operation

26″ x 28″ optional One-ring door is available on bins up to 105′, 25-ring

A walk-through door is also available as an option.

An optional skid steer door is available for even greater access.

Roof

42′ Sukup Commercial Bins have a 5000 lb* roof peak load standard with 15,000 or 30,000* lb. roof optional

48′ Sukup Commercial Bins have an 8000 lb* roof peak load standard with 15,000 or 30,000* lb. roof optional.

54′ & 60′ Commercial Bins have a 15,000* lb. roof peak load standard with 30,000* lb. optional roof peak load.

72′-78′ Commercial Bins have a 30,000* lb. roof peak load standard with 15,000* lb. optional.

90′ Sukup Commercial Bins have a 30,000* lb. roof peak load standard with 15,000,  50,000*, or 100,000 lb. optional.

105′ Sukup Commercial Bins have a 30,000* lb. roof peak load standard with 50,000* or 100,000 lb. optional.

135′ & 156′ Commercial Bins have a 50,000* lb roof peak load with 100,000* lb optional.

*Roof peak load is pounds evenly distributed on peak ring as pure vertical peak load with uniformly distributed roof snow load calculated from 40 psf ground snow zone or 90 mph wind zone as defined by ASCE7-05 Code.

Rigidized roof panel with 3″ Rib

20″ x 35.5″ Manhole

Manhole cover lays flat on the roof when open to prevent the accumulation of water and bees wings that can occur.

48″ Peak Opening.

15,000,  30,000 and 50,000 lb. roofs come equipped with a 1/4″ thick, 60″ diameter diamond deck steel lid that provides a solid base for conveying equipment or fill spouts.

The strength of the 30,000 lb. roof comes from double C-shaped channels forming I-beam rafters with C-shaped purlins.

5 year warranty

Bolts are treated with JS1000 or equivalent coating for exceptional corrosion resistance.

70,000 PSI tensile strength steel

Stiffeners

2 or 3 stiffeners per sidewall designs available.

Made from 70,000 psi minimum tensile strength galvanized steel.

Externally-mounted only.

Computer-engineered design makes Sukup stiffeners extra strong.

Options

15,000; 30,000; 50,000; or 100,000 lb. roof rating options – dependent upon bin diameter

Bottom sheet can be pre-punched for various Sukup floor support heights (up to 105′ dia.).

Side draw systems available on commercial bins up to 105′ dia. (MUST be specified when ordering). Never add a side draw system to an existing bin.

Transition openings can be pre-cut for Sukup Fans at a nominal charge

Exclusive 18″ Poly Roof Vents are virtually indestructible
Debris deflectors prevent dirt, fines and other trash from collecting behind the vent
5-year limited manufacturer’s warranty

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Poly Vent on Roof Sheet

18″ roof vent cut-outs feature a 1-1/8″ lip to prevent leakage.

Tapered Poly Eave Vents are also available. Tapered vents are placed high on the bin roof and are used in conjunction with standard 18″ vents.

Power Roof Exhausters are available

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Power Roof Exhauster

Walk-through door is a convenient option on all models of Sukup Commercial Bins.

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Walk Thru Door

*Sukup roof load ratings are based on a peak load evenly distributed on peak ring as pure vertical peak load with uniformly distributed  roof snow load calculated from 40 psf ground snow zone or 90 mph wind zone as defined by ASCE7-05 Code.

Sukup Stiffened Farm Bins

Sukup Stiffened Farm Bins have less stress on their sidewall sheets by adding stiffeners that transfer the roof weight down to the foundation.  By directly transferring the weight to the foundation, construction can use a lighter gauge sidewall sheets, reduce costs and maintain structural strength. In addition to adding a more economical solution Stiffened bins stand up better against earthquakes, storms and the weight of heavy grain storage.

Sukup Farm Stiffened Bins (BS) are classified as:

15′ -48′ diameter

Maximum 12 rings

Farm Stiffened Bins up to 6 rings are designed for general drying and storage. They may be equipped with a stirring device with up to 3 down augers.

Farm Stiffened Bins with 7 or more rings are designed for storage and aeration only. NO DRYING

Farm Stiffened Heavy Gauge Drying Bins (BSD) are classified as:

18′ – 48′ diameter

5, 6 or 7 rings

Farm Stiffened Heavy Gauge Drying Bins are designed for general drying, wet holding/working and storage. They may be equipped with a stirring device with up to 5 down augers, a center unload continuous flow system or a recirculating device.

Sukup Bins are covered by a 5-year limited warranty.

Stiffeners

Sukup base stiffeners cover the bottom two sidewall sheets and extend above the horizontal seams for better support and structural integrity.

Standard stiffeners are 88″ to cover two sheets.

The top stiffener is tapered to fit under the roof and support the entire sheet.

Stiffeners attached to the sidewalls vertically every 4 inches.

Sidewalls

4″ wide corrugation, 44″ tall sidewall sheets.

Bolts are grade 8.2 for added strength with JS500 coating for exceptional corrosion protection.

70,000 PSI tensile strength steel.

Doors

44″ and 66″ doors available.

Inside door panels open flat against bin wall.

Hammerhead door latch (patent pending) allows single-handed operation and ensures easy opening of doors.

Door step included as standard equipment.

Roof

15′-48′ standard roof peak load rating is 5000 lbs, evenly distributed on peak ring as pure vertical load with uniformly distributed roof snow load calculated from 40 psf ground snow zone or 90 mph wind zone as defined by ASCE7-05 Code.

Rigidized roof panel with 3″ ribs that serve as rafters, strengthening the roof sheets.

Sukup’s standard double-tab roof clips support roof sheets every 9 3/8” at the eave.

Roof rings are standard on Sukup bins 18′ and larger. Exclusive, patent pending roof ring clips ensure that roof rings stay in place for years to come.

20″ x 35.5″ oval manhole opening is a comfortable fit for most operators.

Manhole cover is held securely in place by special latches. When open, the lid lays flat against the roof, eliminating the mess of water and soggy bees wings that can accumulate.

38″ peak opening provides approximately 8 ft2 of air exhaust area.

Peak lid cover is mounted on steel rods to allow it to slide open and closed and prevent it from blowing around on windy days.

Options

42′ & 48′ bins have 8000 lb.* roof option (5000 lb. roof standard)

Continuous Eave Clip provides an even stronger roof to sidewall connection than our standard double-tab roof clips

Continuous Eave Vent provides the same strength as our Continuous Eave Clip, but with the added benefit of more open area, reducing the number of roof vents required

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Continuous Eave Vent

Top ring punched for stirring track (bins up to 7 rings tall)

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Fastir Track Holes Punched

Bottom bin sheets may be pre-punched for Sukup flashing

Rolled flange or bolt-on base angle

Transition openings can be pre-cut for Sukup Fans at a nominal charge

Exclusive 18″ Poly Roof Vents are virtually indestructible
Debris deflectors prevent dirt, fines and other trash from collecting behind the vent
5-year limited manufacturer’s warranty

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Poly Vent on Roof Sheet

18″ roof vent cut-outs feature a 1-1/8″ lip to prevent leakage

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Vent Lip

8-12 ring bins can be equipped with a 66″ door

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Inner Door

60″ octagonal diamond deck lid

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Octagonal Deck Lid

Ground operated lid opener

Temperature cable mounting brackets

Outside & ladders

Sidewall stairs

*Sukup roof load ratings are based on a peak load evenly distributed on peak ring as pure vertical peak load with uniformly distributed roof snow load calculated from 40 psf ground snow zone or 90 mph wind zone as defined by ASCE7-05 Code.

Sukup Non-Stiffened Farm Bins

 

Sukup Non-Stiffened farm bins are designed for operations with its many standard features built into all Sukup Bins. Sukup Bins are a top choice because of features like patented anchor brackets and extra-strong roofs. Sukup is known to be products of quality, strength and innovation. This is what makes Sukup the world’s fastest growing bin company.


Sukup Farm Bins (B) are classified as:

15′-48′ diameter

10 rings tall

Farm Bins with up to six rings are designed for general drying and storage. May be equipped with a stirring device with up to 3 down augers.

Farm Bins with 7 or more rings are designed for storage and aeration only. NO DRYING

Sukup Farm Heavy Gauge Drying Bins (BD) are classified as:

18′ to 48′ diameter

5 or 6 rings tall

Farm Heavy Gauge Drying Bins are designed for general drying, wet holding/working and storage. May be equipped with a stirring device with up to 5 down augers, a center unload continuous flow system or recirculating devices.

Sukup Bins are covered by a 5-year limited warranty.

Sidewalls

4″ wide corrugation, 44″ tall sidewall sheets.

Bolts are grade 8.2 for added strength with JS500 coating for exceptional corrosion protection.

70,000 PSI tensile strength steel.

Patented 22″ anchor brackets provide extra support for the plenum area and are designed to be used with either rolled flange or bolt-on base angle bottom sheet.

Doors

44″ and 66″ doors available.

Inside door panels open flat against bin wall.

Hammerhead door latch (patent pending) allows single-handed operation and ensures easy opening of doors.

Door step included as standard equipment.

Roof

15′-48′ standard roof peak load rating is 5000 lbs, evenly distributed on peak ring as pure vertical load with uniformly distributed roof snow load calculated from 40 psf ground snow zone or 90 mph wind zone as defined by ASCE7-05 Code.

Rigidized roof panel with 3″ ribs that serve as rafters, strengthening the roof sheets.

Sukup’s standard double-tab roof clips support roof sheets every 9 3/8” at the eave.

Roof rings are standard on Sukup bins 18′ and larger. Exclusive, patent pending roof ring clips ensure that roof rings stay in place for years to come.

20″ x 35.5″ oval manhole opening is a comfortable fit for most operators.

Manhole cover is held securely in place by special latches. When open, the lid lays flat against the roof, eliminating the mess of water and soggy bees wings that can accumulate.

38″ peak opening provides approximately 8 ft2 of air exhaust area.

Peak lid cover is mounted on steel rods to allow it to slide open and closed and prevent it from blowing around on windy days.

Options

42′ & 48′ bins have 8000 lb. roof option (5000 lb. roof standard)

Continuous Eave Clip provides an even stronger roof to sidewall connection than our standard double-tab roof clips

Continuous Eave Vent provides the same strength as our Continuous Eave Clip, but with the added benefit of more open area, reducing the number of roof vents required. Each section provides 1/3 the ventilation area of an 18″ roof vent.

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Continuous Eave Vent

Top ring punched for stirring track (up to 7 rings high)

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Fastir Track Holes Punched

Bottom bin sheets may be pre-punched for Sukup flashing

Rolled flange or bolt-on base angle

Transition openings can be pre-cut for Sukup Fans at a nominal charge

Exclusive 18″ Poly Roof Vents are virtually indestructible
Debris deflectors prevent dirt, fines and other trash from collecting behind the vent
5-year limited manufacturer’s warranty

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Poly Vent on Roof Sheet

18″ roof vent cut-outs feature a 1-1/8″ lip around the opening to prevent leakage

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Vent Lip

8-10 ring bins can be equipped with a 66″ door

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Inner Door

60″ octagonal diamond deck lid

Millers Welding Sukup Accessory Octagonal Deck Lid

Ground operated lid opener

Temperature cable mounting brackets

Inside & outside ladder packages

Sidewall stairs

*Sukup roof load ratings are based on a peak load evenly distributed on peak ring as pure vertical peak load with uniformly distributed  roof snow load calculated from 40 psf ground snow zone or 90 mph wind zone as defined by ASCE7-05 Code.