The item considered most often when estimating the cost of a grain storage facility is capacity. Of equal or greater importance is daily harvest rate. Other important considerations include drying method, materials handling equipment, energy cost, facility arrangement, labor requirements, grain quality and management ability. Only through a comparison of facilities which offer similar capacity, capability and convenience can the purchaser obtain his best system.

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Published in Transactions of the ASAE, v. 19, issue 6, p. 1163-1168.

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Paper is published with the approval of the Director of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station and designated Paper No. 75-2-186.