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Just add celatom as you unload into the bin. It's basically really fine kitty litter. Basically a bag per btrain keeps things flowing come next spring.

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Just add celatom as you unload into the bin. It's basically really fine kitty litter. Basically a bag per btrain keeps things flowing come next spring.
Where does one buy celatom? Have wanted to try that.

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I would look at these bins: Concept Industries | Wentworth Ag Grain Handling Equipment, Winkler, Manitoba, Canada | Providing Grain Bins, Grain Dryers

Meridian bins are mediocre at best on paint quality for fertilizer. Last two I bought I spec'd out with stainless bottom slide-gate assembly, which hopefully helps in the most problematic area.
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I would look at these bins: Concept Industries | Wentworth Ag Grain Handling Equipment, Winkler, Manitoba, Canada | Providing Grain Bins, Grain Dryers

Meridian bins are mediocre at best on paint quality for fertilizer. Last two I bought I spec'd out with stainless bottom slide-gate assembly, which hopefully helps in the most problematic area.
We had some new WestSteel’s about 5 years ago that the expoxy started falling off inside after the first year. They came out the next summer and fixed it up.

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I would look at these bins: Concept Industries | Wentworth Ag Grain Handling Equipment, Winkler, Manitoba, Canada | Providing Grain Bins, Grain Dryers

Meridian bins are mediocre at best on paint quality for fertilizer. Last two I bought I spec'd out with stainless bottom slide-gate assembly, which hopefully helps in the most problematic area.
I wonder if they deliver to Ontario???
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Concept bins are Meridian knock offs. If you look closely you will see that they are virtually identical. The guy who started Concept was with Meridian before. Meridian has changed their paint process adding a zinc based primer in recent years to aid with paint durability for fertilizer applications. Wouldn't be able to tell you how much if any difference it makes though.
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I wonder if they deliver to Ontario???
Do not know. Meridian does I guess?

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Concept bins are Meridian knock offs. If you look closely you will see that they are virtually identical. The guy who started Concept was with Meridian before. Meridian has changed their paint process adding a zinc based primer in recent years to aid with paint durability for fertilizer applications. Wouldn't be able to tell you how much if any difference it makes though.
I know that. I can't say if they are better or not but we never had paint issues like this with epoxy coated bins. I have Meridian bins here that were all rusty around the bottom in 3 years, and that's one fill per year and being careful not to scratch paint. I think the powder coating is a poor paint system.
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If I was looking for fertilizer hopper bins, I would really consider stainless steel bins. All the standard steel hopper bins I have used for fertilizer become rusty after a few years. Stainless is more expensive but I would hope it would last a lot longer.

I have nothing to do with this company but they do make stainless steel bins: https://novid.ca/index.php/hopper-bins/
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If I was looking for fertilizer hopper bins, I would really consider stainless steel bins. All the standard steel hopper bins I have used for fertilizer become rusty after a few years. Stainless is more expensive but I would hope it would last a lot longer.

I have nothing to do with this company but they do make stainless steel bins: https://novid.ca/index.php/hopper-bins/
Those are pretty much exactly twice as much as a Meridian bin. Not sure if that is a good investment if the painted bin is done after 10 years and gets sold for 25 cents on the dollar? I'd have to look back at the quote but I think they were limited to smaller sizes than some of the painted bin mfr's.

Would be interested to hear from anyone who has them, and their likes/dislikes.
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I know that. I can't say if they are better or not but we never had paint issues like this with epoxy coated bins. I have Meridian bins here that were all rusty around the bottom in 3 years, and that's one fill per year and being careful not to scratch paint. I think the powder coating is a poor paint system.
Concept bins have an epoxy primer and urethane liquid paint, which gets a lot better adhesion to edges and corners than most powder coat applications, and 5 year paint warranty, "IF" that would ever happen to the gate. also there's an option to convert the entire gate assembly to stainless steel which is a better cost alternative to getting a complete SS bin IMO, (~$550 upgrade). Wentworth Ag. out of Winkler sells these into Ontario as well.

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