When you think of portable storage containers, storage for personal home belongings and construction sites probably comes to mind. However, there are many other uses for those mobile, versatile boxes, including the storage of crops, equipment, and other goods on a farm or ranch. These containers are convenient for on-site storage, since they take up minimal space and are easily moved around and set up.
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Ranchers and farmers both require extra storage space from time to time, and portable storage containers are an inexpensive alternative to shipping out and storing your equipment elsewhere or building an extra structure on the land. Below, Porta-Stor will take a look at how you can use portable storage containers to provide easy extra storage space for crops, equipment, and more on your local farm or ranch!
Harvest and Food Storage
When the times comes to harvest your crops, you’ll need a plan for where you’ll store them until it’s time to sell and ship them. This requires a lot of storage space. Oftentimes, the solution is to build and expand upon large permanent structures on the land, but these are limited in their capabilities. They take up a lot of space, they can overflow if there is a bountiful harvest, they aren’t mobile, and it’s difficult to control the storage temperature that’s needed to keep the crops fresh. Using a storage container will not only give you more storage space on your farm, but it can also provide climate-controlled space and is a more secure storage option for your goods. Not to mention the fact that by storing your crops in a portable storage container, they are already packed up and ready to be shipped to their destination when the time arrives.
These containers are especially good for storing dry, resilient plants such as:
- Hay and straw
- Soy beans
If you need to store goods that are temperature sensitive, choosing a climate-controlled option is a great idea. Recently, farmers have also been turning shipping containers into portable, modular greenhouses to help grow some of the more sensitive crops, such as those that need to be started before a large planting season or ones that need a hydroponic environment. However, this type of farming system often requires modification that can only be done if you own the container. Some options available for farm-based storage containers include:
- Hydroponic greenhouses
- Above-ground cheese caves
- Wine cellars
- Crop overflow storage
If you’re struggling with crop storage, consider using a portable storage container to give your farm some easy extra space while keeping your crops fresh and protected from the elements.
As with farms, ranches can also find a lot of uses for portable storage containers. These businesses often require huge amounts of land, so the ability to quickly and easily move stored equipment from one place to another is a great benefit. If you don’t need certain pieces of equipment until specific times of the year, you can remove the container from the property until it’s needed later.
Adaptable Farm Storage
For many farmers, it’s crucial to keep up-to-date on the latest trends in crops. Portable storage containers provide important flexibility when it comes to expanding and reducing storage space and shipping goods wherever they need to be sent. As a recent example, take the growing CBD and hemp industry. The use of portable storage containers is helping every aspect of this business, from equipment and crop storage to shipment.
There are many ways that portable storage containers can be used in a growing industry, and they can help your business grow as well. Shipping containers can give you more storage space, more security, and more room to develop your business. No matter what type of crop you’re growing or animal you’re tending, a portable storage container can help by providing the versatility of extra storage space along with shipment capabilities.