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Safe IBC totes?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Strattoninc, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Strattoninc

    Strattoninc New Member

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    I'm needing totes for my 11.5 and have a friend who farms over 5,000 acres with many of them that I can have for free. But....they have been used for different chemicals and nutrients. I can buy food grade ones for $125 each plus dilivery. The question is do I pay the $400+ for the tree totes I need or use the free ones and risk problems.

    Obviously I will never use ones that had a pesticide!! But he has ones that held trace elements and fertilizer. Are they safe to use? Economy is a big deal for us. I don't want to spend the $400 but don't want to shoot myself in the foot before we even start.

    Thanks for the advice!
     
  2. Mel Redcap

    Mel Redcap Active Member

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    Fertilizer totes should be safe, and so would a lot of the trace element ones; your best bet would be to google "[substance name] MSDS", which should get you material safety data sheets for what was in them. Still wash them out well, of course! (y)
     
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    Grab some free cages if you can makes it real easy to build , one trace element IBC cut in half and use a chemical cage for the other half , pic below shows how ive used them beats trying to balance them on bricks and planks of wood .
     

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  4. Strattoninc

    Strattoninc New Member

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    Awesome! That made that decision whole lot easier! I'll check into the cages and the MSDS on them too.
     

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