Brock Grain Systems News
New Brock Mid-Roof Walkarounds Improve Bin Roof Safety
BROCK® Mid-Roof Walkarounds are permanently installed walkways that give workers 360-degree access to grain bin roofs and mounted components. These walkarounds help protect the safety of employees and improve access for equipment repair and maintenance.
Large bin roofs often hold power vents and other roof-mounted equipment that require periodic cleaning and maintenance checks. Having a walkaround system in place aids this process and helps companies meet or exceed relevant OSHA standards for worker safety when installed properly.
“This is an important safety feature to make access around the bin roof and to the equipment mounted on the roof much safer,” said John Tuttle, vice president of sales and marketing for Brock Grain Systems. “The harder it is to access bins, the more likely maintenance procedures won’t be completed,” he noted. Performing maintenance and repairs in a timely manner can help to avoid larger, more costly problems down the road.
“Since the walkarounds are designed specifically for Brock’s EVEREST® Grain Bins, they are easier to install and integrate seamlessly,” explained Tuttle. The transitions from roof stairs, landings and walkways are pre-engineered so all the openings, clearances and distances meet OSHA guidelines. The integrated design minimizes the potential of snow or ice dams forming on the roof, allowing for full use of the equipment load at the roof peak.
Brock’s Mid-Roof Walkarounds are designed for EVEREST Bins 60 feet (18.3 m) in diameter and up, and are now available to order. Mid-roof walkarounds for bin models 36–54 feet (11–16.5 m) in diameter will be available by mid-year 2022. Eave walkarounds are also planned and will be added to the Brock product line in the future.
Part of the CTB, Inc. family of companies, Brock Grain Systems is a global provider of grain storage, handling, drying and conditioning, and structural systems. Brock has a long tradition of developing industry-leading, innovative products and a reputation for delivering BROCK SOLID® reliability and durability. Founded in 1957, Brock offers systems under the Brock® and LeMar® brands. The company operates facilities in Indiana, Iowa and Missouri and features an extensive independent dealer network.
CTB, Inc. (www.ctbinc.com), a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of solutions developed with the goal of equipping its customers to join it in Helping to Feed a Hungry World®. CTB’s customers use its products for preserving grain; for raising pigs and poultry to harvest meat and eggs; and for processing poultry, fish and other foods. CTB deploys its financial strength to grow via a product-driven focus, strategic acquisitions, an expanded global physical presence, and best-cost manufacturing. The company is headquartered in Milford, Indiana, USA, and employs 3,000 people worldwide.