40-Series Grain Bin
THE NEXT GENERATION IN GRAIN STORAGE...
FOR NEXT GENERATION YIELD TECHNOLOGY.
Why Choose 40-Series™ Grain Storage?
Whether it is for food, feed, or fuel, we need to move grain more
efficiently than ever. GSI’s new Z-Tek™ Roof System, with its large flat
top and higher peak loads, supports larger material handling equipment,
allowing more grain to move into storage faster than ever before.
The design of GSI’s new stiffener profile increases strength,
allowing you to go taller with your grain storage system and have more
flexibility in design.
With rising commodity prices, it is critical to protect this high
value inventory and optimize its condition. Flashing-free roof overlaps,
increased snow load capacities, and polyethylene sealing washers all
provide superior protection of your grain from the elements.
A Complete Family of Accessories
Taking care of your grain takes an entire system, and GSI offers a
complete family of grain bin accessories that make working in and around
your storage system an easy and safe experience.
The Evolution of Bin Roof Design
GSI’s 40-Series™ line of grain storage bins feature the revolutionary
Z-Tek™ Roof System. The Z-Tek roof is designed to increase load capacity
and allow for larger fill equipment. Working as a team, the precision
engineered Z-Tek Roof System incorporates z-shaped rafters and purlins,
clips, peak ring, flat top, and roof panel for unmatched strength and
The Z-Tek Roof System features a z-shaped design, which maximizes
strength by minimizing rotational torsion. Z-Shaped rafters and purlins
accomplish more with less.
All purlins are designed as compression purlins for even distribution
of the roof load. The Z-Tek Roof System delivers an increase in peak and
snow load capacities as well as a simplified design for faster
installation. GSI purlins are manufactured using the latest roll form
technology for a precise fit.
With the increasing speed of harvest, the size and capacities of
material handling equipment have increased, leading to the need for
larger flat tops on which to land equipment. Integrated attachment
points within the flat top eliminate guess work on where to attach
material handling equipment for more accurate assembly. An optional
integrated peak walk-around is available on bins larger than 72’
With common hardware sizes used on all connection points, roof
construction is easier. Double clip attachment at peak ring makes for a
stronger connection between ring and rafters. A continuous eave
attachment provides simplified connection of roof panels to sidewall for
better protection of your grain.
Testing with loads totaling over 225,000 lbs. The Z-Tek Roof System is designed to handle extreme loads.
GSI’s new stiffener profile and use of up to 2-gauge material, leads
to an increase in strength, allowing 40-Series bins to go taller
without the extensive use of lamination. Improved stiffener profile
design is manufactured on precision, roll forming equipment for superior
Base stiffener boots are powder-coated over galvanized for improved corrosion resistance.
Redesigned wind ring and wind ring brackets reduce bolt holes in stiffeners, resulting in increased load capacity.
New splice system increases strength.
Temp Cable Brackets
GSI’s Z-Tek™ Roof System includes standard temp cable attachment brackets, eliminating the need to order additional parts.
The center collar includes an attachment point for the center cable.
Rolled structural base angle prevents water from entering at the base of the bin for improved protection.
To give the most protection to the grain and ensure our grain bins
stand the test of time, GSI uses JS500 coated hardware for added
protection from rust. JS500 coated hardware is 5 times more resistant to
red rust than standard zinc hardware.
Roof Sheet Overlap
GSI’s in-plane roof lap minimizes the chance for leaks by eliminating
the amount of flashing required between upper and lower panels.
GSI offers two styles of roof vents to fit your particular
requirements. The hinged grill vent features a vertically mounted, large
mesh, wire formed screen to keep out pests, and it swings open freely
to allow release of trash buildup. The Auto-Vent is a revolutionary
concept in vent design, reducing “plugging”.
The 40-Series bin features new roof exhauster mounting plates near the peak for improved airflow.
Ground Level Entry Options
A standard 24” diameter door is located in the second ring of GSI
commercial tanks up to 105’ diameter. Optional two ring doors (standard
on 135’) feature a strong frame and an easy opening two piece inner
panel. GSI also offers an optional vehicle traffic door for use where a
skid-steer loader will be used for final clean out or a larger opening
Custom Floor Designs
Many aeration floor systems are available from full floors above
concrete with custom plenum heights, to various flush floor in-concrete
GSI manufactures a complete line of aeration and grain conditioning
systems including centrifugal, inline centrifugal, and vane axial. MORE
Stairs, Safety Cages, Platforms and Ladders
GSI offers both ladders and stairs as outside climbing options. Stairs
offer a shallow 8” step that decreases the incline angle for an easier,
safer, and more comfortable climb. Ladders offer easy access and are
made from roll-formed side rails with press fit dimpled rungs. Cages
bolt directly to the sidewall ladders and the bottom of the cage has a
bell section which allows ample space while climbing.
X-Series Ladders, Stairs and Platforms
X-Series stairs feature powder-coated roll-formed handrails, large tread
plate with extruded slip-resistant pattern, and fully galvanized steps.
Ladders have step through platforms and are mounted 90 degrees to the
sidewall to eliminate toe hazards such as stiffeners, wind rings, and
other bracketry. X-Series ladder and stair packages are designed to meet