Ahrens Silos Mount Gambier

Silos For Sale Mount Gambier

Ahrens Rural have been building silos for Mount Gambier and for farmers all over Australia for more than 60 years providing reliable and affordable storage options for grain and fertiliser storage that is crucial for many farming families for a variety of reasons year round.

Ahrens Rural offer a range of silos across a range of industries to suit all of your storage needs, with grain storage silos, fertiliser silos, field bins and flat bottom silos, even expanding into bigger industrial silos for feedmills and grain handling facilities.

No matter if you’re growing crops, running livestock, or even running a part time hobby farm with your family, Ahrens will ensure your needs are met, and assets protected.

Mount Gambier South Australia

Mount Gambier is the second most populous city in South Australia, located on the slopes of the volcano after which it is named. The town is almost equal distance from Adelaide and Melbourne, roughly 450km from each.

The town was first settled by Europeans in 1842 as lands for a sheep station, which  steadily grew through the next century before being declared a city in 1954. Prior to settlement the Bungandidj people occupied the area and knew the mountain as Ereng Balam.

Mount Gambier is home to a temperate mediterranean climate, mild most of the year round with a wet winter, experiencing around 715mm of rainfall each year. From May to October, more than half of the days experience some precipitation.

The area around Mount Gambier was traditionally farmed by livestock farmers running sheep and cattle, but grew over time to become a major hub for nearby grain farmers and harvesters.

What are Silos?

Silos have been used for more than 5000 years, and are traced back to some of the earliest evidences of human civilisation. This is because harvesting and storing grain led to communities growing around those storage sites and moving away from the traditional hunter gatherer societies.

Today, silos are still primarily used to store grain – and quite often still wheat or barley, as our ancient ancestors did – and help keep it safe from the elements, insects and other factors that may impact the quality of the stored grain.

In Australia these silos are typically made from concrete, wood or steel, and are found in towns all across the nation. 

Ahrens Rural designs, engineers and manufactures a range of steel silos for on-farm use, long term storage and larger feedmills or grain handling facilities and has been building industry leading, quality grain silos for towns like Mount Gambier since the 1950s.

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Ahrens Transportable Silos

Ahrens Transportable Silos range from 55 tonne to 126 tonne, with cone options to suit your application and are delivered fully assembled and ready for use.

With 4.95m and 4.4m diameter options, these grain silos are sealed and pressure tested in compliance with AS2628-2010 thanks to our Gas Lock system, and include a fumigation system, sight glasses and easy to operate ground level centrefill systems to make operation as simple as possible.

Made in Australia from Zincalume® Steel, and with an industry-leading 5-year warranty, Ahrens Silos continue to set the standard for grain storage in Australia.

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Sometimes you need to store fertiliser in a safe place for long term storage, either due to bulk purchase at a lower price, storage of unused fertiliser or simply long term planning and that’s where Ahrens Fertiliser Silos come in.

Allowing for 56 to 82 tonnes of fertiliser storage, these silos are made from genuine Colorbond® Steel, and like our grain silos include sight glasses, easy to operate ground level centrefill systems and are fully Australian made.

These silos include full 2-pac epoxy internal base cone coating for corrosion resistance and are sure to keep your store fertiliser safe for the long term.

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When you need smaller silos for storage of grain for livestock and feedbag filling, you turn to Ahrens Seed & Feed Silos.

These smaller model silos – with a 600 diameter base, and easily transportable – include the standard sight glasses and Zincalume® steel construction, as well as a base outlet designed for easy filling of feedbags or baskets.

These can be used on their own or in collaboration with a larger transportable silo, and also come with our industry-leading 5-year silo warranty.

When it comes to grain storage of any kind, Ahrens Rural has you covered.

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Ahrens Flat Bottom Silos Mount Gambier

Flat Bottom Silos for large storage

Ahrens Flat Bottom silo range from 700 to over 2000 tonne. All silos are Gaslock sealed to AS268.2010.

Ahrens Flat Bottom Silos are engineered to Australian standards for rural and commercial applications and are available with a wide range of unload systems and aeration options.

With guaranteed sealing through our GasLock system, we provide fan forced fumigation options to suit all your storage requirements.

A Range of Flat Bottom Silo Sizes

Ahrens Rural offers flat bottom silos from 700-2000 tonnes.

All Ahrens Flat Bottom Silos are GasLock sealed to AS 2628-2010

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Mount Gambier Industrial Silos

Flat Bottom Silos for large storage

Ahrens has the ability to deliver highly-functional value-for-money engineering projects throughout Australia. Our past projects range from feedmills, grain handling and export facilities through to processing plants, storage sheds and infrastructure works.

Over many years, Ahrens has built a strong vertically-integrated structure, empowering the company to be a cost-effective one-stop shop for all our clients’ project needs.

Our broad capabilities and experience mean we can deliver your complete industrial storage project– from design, estimating, steel fabrication & procurement through to construction and project delivery – or any individual element you require.

Being involved early in the design phase means we can finalise more details up front and coordinate works more efficiently. This enables us to incorporate all components of the project in the initial design and planning stage to avoid changes and variations later in the project.

Our collaborative and consultative approach means we work with our clients and other key stakeholders to establish agreed project outcomes and ensure every project is delivered on time and within budget.

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Mount Gambier local information

City of Mount Gambier

Website
Address

10 Watson Terrace,
Mount Gambier, SA 5290

PO Box 56, 
Mount Gambier, SA 5290

Contact

Mt Gambier Field Days and Ag Shows

Mount Gambier Nearest Field Days

South East Field Days (Lucindale Field Days)

https://www.sefd.com.au/

Usually held in Mid-March

Location:
Yakka Park,
3293 Ave Range Rd
Lucindale SA 5272

Mount Gambier Agricultural Show

Mount Gambier Show

https://www.mgshow.com.au/

Show usually held in late October

Location:
Mount Gambier Showgrounds
1 Pick Ave,
Mount Gambier SA 5290

THINGS TO DO IN MT GAMBIER ​

Blue Lake (Warwar) - Walk or Drive

During the summer months, Blue Lake in Mount Gambier changes colour to a mesmerising bright blue colour thanks to the crystal clear water picking up minerals while passing through limestone beneath the city.

There are many photo spots around the way, and it is an easy 45 minute walk for those who are able, or a nice drive for those who aren’t.

Cave Gardens (Thugi) - Scenic Walk

Right in the middle of the city is the Cave Garden, a deep cave formed by a sinkhole surrounded by a beautiful garden, featuring a scenic walk, a lowered viewing platform and when there has been rain the drains at the top of the cave create a waterfall that flows into the cave.

Located right inthe middle of town in Mount Gambier, there is next to no excuse not to pay a visit to this natural phenomenon if you’re in the city.

Umpherston Sinkhole, Mount Gambier
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