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3 Qualities of an Excellent Grain Bin Bolt

Are you looking for a new grain bin bolt? It’s important to use high-quality bolts when constructing a new grain bin or when repairing an older grain bin. There are several important factors to consider when you look for the bolts you’re going to use for your grain bin.

Before looking for bolts, make sure you know what type of grain bin you want to build. You should know what the load requirements would be before moving forward. When it comes to finding the right bolts, there are three qualities of an excellent grain bin bolt you should look for.

Strength

Don’t cut corners when it comes to selecting a grain bin bolt. The strength of your grain bin will depend on the strength of the materials you use to build it, including the grain bin bolts. If the grain bin bolts are not strong enough, they could fail, destroying the entire grain bin. Grain bin bolts are manufactured from different grades of steel, which will affect the overall strength. Bin bolt sizes and patterns also contribute to strength. Certain sizes and patterns are engineered to maximize strength.

Grade

You already know that strength is a key factor in selecting a grain bin bolt. The bin bolt grade will help to determine the strength. You should always check the grade of a grain bin bolt. There are different grades of metal and heat-treating used for bolts and this affects the overall strength. More specifically, the bolt grade correlates to the proof load, yield strength, and tensile strength. High-grade bolts will be able to hold most stresses placed on them. The low-end hardware grade steel is grade 2. This is the least expensive option. A stronger option would be grade 5 bolts. These are hardened to increase strength. Grade 8 bolts are stronger yet. They are hardened even more than grade 5 bolts. These are used in demanding applications. Make sure you understand which grade is best for your project.

Durability

Obviously durability should be a top priority when constructing a grain bin. You want this structure to last a long time. Careless threading can cause leaks. Low-quality materials can be damaged in high winds. By selecting high-quality materials, your grain bin will be able to withstand load pressure, weather damage, leaks, rust, and wear and tear.

Ultimately, it is imperative that you understand exactly what you are setting out to construct and which materials will be needed for the job. Remember these three qualities of an excellent grain bin bolt: strength, grade, and durability.  

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What to Look for in a High Quality Bin Bolt

If you need to make repairs to your grain bin and are looking for new grain bin bolts, you should be looking for high-quality bolts. If you’re constructing a new grain bin, you should ensure you are building with high-quality materials. There are a number of things you should consider when looking for a high-quality grain bin bolt.

What kind of bin bolt do you need?

First of all, what kind of grain bin are you building? Once you determine what type of grain bin you’re going to construct, you can determine what kind of bin bolt you will need. There are many different types of grain bin bolts. There are also several grades and sizes. Be sure you know what kind you need for your production.

Strength

It’s important to check the bolt grade. This correlates with the strength, which determines the safe load. Your bin bolts must be strong enough to hold the required load. Different grades of metal may be used resulting in different levels of quality. If you opt for a cheaper, lower quality bin bolt, it will not be able to support as much weight as the high-quality bolts. Depending on the grade, the safe load will vary. Grade 2 is a low end hardware grade steel and is the least expensive. Grade 5 bolts are stronger as they are hardened to increase strength. Grade 8 bolts are even stronger, hardened even more than grade 5 bolts. These are used in demanding applications.

Durability

You want to build a grain bin that is going to last. Look for high-quality grain bin bolts to guarantee durability. Check the materials used. Some companies save costs on materials and sell lower quality bin bolts that are more likely to fail under stress. Some bolts are threaded and handled carelessly, so be sure to check the threading. Other external factors can contribute to bolt damage as well, so be sure to use high-quality bolts to construct your grain bin.

You may be tempted to purchase cheaper materials for your manufacturing process, but you shouldn’t cut corners when it comes to bin bolts. You want to make sure you are buying high-quality bolts for your grain bin. If the bin bolts you buy aren’t strong enough, your grain bin could split. Where does that leave you? Now you have to spend even more money to repair the damage. Do your homework and find out what you need. Always look for high-quality materials to ensure strength and durability.

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