Emptying a potato and onion storage.
Emptying a box storage
The logistics in a bin or box storage for potatoes or onions is done with a simple standard fork-lift trucks.
Emptying the box-storage a fork-lift truck with remove the boxes from the storage and place them in so-called bin-tippers. The bin-tipper will tip the box emptying it carefully onto a conveyor, where the product will be transported for further handling.
To see how these bin-tippers function, have a look at the movie here below.
Emptying a bulk storage
Boxes are expensive, because they have to be of high quality, crooked box will impede correct ventilation and weakly constructed boxes will last just a couple of years. For more on boxes Goto: Storage Boxes for Potatoes or Onions.
So there is a certain size of the storage facility that will make a box storage more expensive than a bulk storage, despite the fact that a bulk storage for onions or potatoes requires a relative costly civil construction and rather costly equipment (as shown above) to get the onions or potatoes out of the storage. For more Goto: Floor Ventilation for Bulk Storage.
But: not all potatoes or onions (especially onions) are just FIT for bulk storage. For more Goto: Successfully Store Onions