A major Lincolnshire farming company has purchased 29 sections of Poundfield Product’s recently introduced Taperbloc XL freestanding concrete retaining wall system.
Patrick Dean is based near Lincoln and farms some 4500 acres where it grows a mixture of combinable crops as well as sugar beet, potatoes and poppies. In addition, the company has a holding of around 7500 pigs and it was the decision to mill and mix its own pig food that led to the search for a suitable method of separately storing the soya and barley ingredients.
Patrick Dean’s managing director, Alastair Priestley, spotted the Taperbloc XL system on Poundfield’s stand at the Cereals ’15 event and was immediately attracted by its ability to be quickly installed without the need to bolt the individual sections to the ground.
“I had visited several stands at the show”, said Mr. Priestley, “but only Poundfield offered a free-standing system ideal for our application and offering the flexibility to be re-configured at a later date if necessary.”
The 2.4 m tall by 1220 mm wide pre-cast wall sections chosen by Patrick Dean have been used to create the two required storage bays inside the company’s grain handling facility, made easy by cast-in-situ pallet fork pockets in the base of each section. Also, in order to provide a continuous and leak-free wall, Poundfield supplies easy to install steel corner sections.