Case Studies - Lengetia Farm
- Lengetia Farm
- 3,000 tons
- Handling rate:
- 50 tph
Set on the edge of one of the national parks in Kenya is Lengetia farm. This progressive farmer understands the value of storing grain and selling it out of season. The first stage of this development was seven 7 metre diameter by 5 ring, 45 degree hopper silos.
Each silo holds 225 tonnes of wheat and are filled and emptied by a transport auger. The second stage of the development was the addition of three 9 metre diameter by 8 rings, each silo holding over 500 tonnes of wheat. These silos are a little unusual in that they sit on top of a concrete hopper.
This hopper adds an extra 20 tonnes of storage. We supplied a “in-cone” aeration system; each duct run being connected externally by steel pipework. The discharge auger is also custom designed. Each concrete cone has a auger tube and inlet. A single head section was supplied and this can be moved from silo to silo.