Bulk Feed Tanks

Bulk Feed Tanks

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The Proven and Dependable Promise

The name you’ve come to know over 30+ years in the poultry industry, AP is the trusted source for quality feed storage. Second-to-none sales and dealer support combined with 45+ years of steel storage manufacturing experience deliver a proven and dependable promise of quality equipment and service.

Key Features

5-Year Warranty
Durable Construction/Reliable Support
Superior Weather Resistant Features
Fully Accessible Bin Lid
Remote Feed Management Options
Wide Selection of Value Added Accessories

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AP stands behind every feed tank we manufacture and you won’t find another tank with more value-added features and accessories. AP tanks keep your feed secure for reliable storage year after year.

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Solid Construction, Trusted Performance

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Durable Construction

The high tensile steel sidewall sheets are made with a G-90 galvanized coating for strength and durability.  The 2-2/3" (968mm) wide by 1/2" (13mm) deep panel curvature is tooled and shaped in-house for easy assembly.

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Structural Integrity

Hopper slopes are available in 60° and 67° in either a 16” or 22” hopper opening. Rounded corners and down-turned sealing edges add safety and promote a weather-tight fit. Rounded, truss-head bolts reduces content bridging. Depending on the tank size, single or dual galvanized X-bracing is used to provide solid support and stability.

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Reinforced Bin Roof

AP offers your choice of a 30 degree or 40 degree bin roof to adapt to any application. Roof panels are precision manufactured with die-form tooling to provide consistent quality. Both 30 degree and 40 degree roofs feature reinforcing ribs at each roof seam for added strength and rigidity.

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Doing the Leg Work

A solid base of galvanized formed legs provides support for the tank’s load and Cumberland feed delivery systems and accessories.

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Attention to Detail

Access is secure with a unique, non-interfering safety rail and fully die-formed sectional side ladder. Ladder rungs are dimpled for better footing in inclement weather.

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Stronger Standards

Feed tanks (6’, 7’, 9’ and 12’) are fitted with 12 ga. steel hopper collars, 30% stronger than the industry standard (14 ga.) collar.

Protect Your Investment

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Drip Lip

Protection from the weather without capacity loss is the ultimate result of AP's drip lip water deflection system. It's one-of-a-kind design includes roll-formed bottom sheet edges which force water away from the hopper and lower boor area.

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Die-Formed Connections

Hopper connections are specially die-formed to conform to the shape of the sidewall corrugation. This eliminates corrosion-prone distortion and dimpling often found in other manufacturers’ methods of connection requiring crimping and forced bolt pressure. 

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Rugged Bin Lid

Conveniently and safely operate AP's durable polyethylene feed tank lid from the ground. It swings open to a full 180°, lying flat and parallel to the ground from its position below the peak ring (on 7' and larger diameter bins.) Its simplified clamp-band design permits installation in a 360° orientation.  The bin lid is available for 30° and 40° roof profiles, and retro-fit packages are available for 20" and 22-1/2" O.D. peak rings.

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Reinforced Ring Belting

Loading feed can be rough on the tank’s peak ring. AP feed tank lids feature a reinforced rubber belting bumper and heavy-duty metal clamp band providing a huge strength advantage over other bin lid alternatives.

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Secure and Strong

An internal magnet adds holding power to keep the lid closed, preserving feed quality.  Constructed of high tensile strength polyethylene, the lid resists wear and weathering.

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Optional Snow Guard

The snow guard kit prevents blowing snow from entering the feed tank. It can be easily attached before or after bin assembly.

More Options

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Boots & Unloaders

Several boot & unloader options are available. Straight-drop and 30-degree boots are available in black, translucent or clear options. Double-boots are available in black.

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Feed Weighing Solutions

Load cells offer EDGE® control users extensive feed management with remote access. The compact design of the load cell assemblies increases the overall height of the feed bin by only 3” (8 cm) approximately.

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Factory Formed Fill Kits

Ensure secure and moisture-proof seals for the optional pneumatic fill-kit with AP's exclusive pre-punched, extruded lip roof panels. They eliminate the inconvenience and difficulty of field-cutting fill and exhaust tube openings.

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Feed Bridging Solutions

The Flow Hammer* aids in the prevention of out-of-feed events in all phases of poultry production. Its low frequency/high impact design promotes feed flow without damaging the feed bin or voiding the AP warranty.

*U.S. Patent No. 9,493,300

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Sure-Flo

To ensure first-in/first-out flow, the Sure-Flo directs feed down the bin's hopper rather than down the center.

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Automatic Slide Gate

Operate slide gates at the tank or remotely inside the barn for increased bio-security. Accurate gate positions and quick gate closure available in single or twin options.

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View Windows

Easily check the level of feed in a tank with the use of optional view windows, installed in a sidewall or hopper panel mount.  

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Safety Compliance

Optional ladder fall protection system complies with current fall protection standards.

Specifications

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