Perry of Oakley launches monster silo range

Devon-based grain storage specialist Perry of Oakley has introduced a new line of flat-bottomed and hopper-bottomed grain silos for farms and commercial storage businesses.

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The biggest flat-bottomed model in the range is 32m in diameter and has a 20,000t capacity, while the hopper-bottomed units come in either a 45deg pitch containing 3,000t or a 60deg angle that holds 1,900t.

The silos have been designed using high-grade S459 steel and galvanised to the Z600 standard in a bid to prolong service life.

A single-piece roof design is used on silos up to 16m diameter, which makes installing the hoppers much easier, we’re told.

The hoppers are engineered in conjunction with recent start-up Silomaster and production will start in September at a new factory in Spain.

Prices for the largest 17,000t flat-bottomed silo aimed at grain storage co-ops and ferry ports come in at around £300,000, while a more farmer-friendly model, holding up to 500t and sitting at 9m wide and 12m high, costs about £10,000.