Last fall AGCO’s GSI division introduced its Z Series grain bin with a 24-foot diameter base. These bins have the brand’s Flexwave system that uses large liners, which alternately inflate and deflate to gently remove the remaining grain pile left after gravity stops feeding the auger. The company claims Flexwave is capable of cleaning out 99 per cent of the remaining grain. There is no need to crawl in with a shovel.
This year, the company has expanded the Z Series to also offer a 30-foot diameter Z Series version that will also include the Flexwave system. It can now be ordered from GSI dealers. The new model can be built with up to 21 rings of four-inch corrugation to a maximum of 47,000 bushels of storage capacity. GSI claims the Z Series with Flexwave make these bins a more cost-effective alternative to similar-sized hopper bottoms.
GSI says it also plans to offer a 36-foot Z Series bin that provides 68,000 bushels of storage capacity. It will be available from dealers during the fourth quarter of this year.