Macro bins need to be sturdy to take all the knocks they will get being moved by forklifts, etc. You do not want the lowest priced ones. Especially if you use them also for primary fermentation (if a cheap one gets damaged, and you did not notice, pouring must into it will mean basically pouring grape juice all over the floor -- I hate to say I have been there).what to choose besides going by the lowest price.
Are you self harvesting, or getting some grapes delivered?I appreciate the advice from both of you. I'm expecting about 4 tons of LeCrescent so I think I'm going to need at least a few bins, I have the smaller totes and buckets too.
The half ton macro bins are tough and thus expensive, as they are really designed for everything from in winery primary fermentation to hauling on semi trailers large amounts of grapes (or other fruits) from large vineyards (or orchards).When picking at the local winery I observe that rows are picked into five gallon buckets ,, which are carried to the end of row and dumped into rubber Maids that sit on a trailer ,,, inside the winery there are large rectangular pallet size bins (3/8” sidewall) which get used for fermenting on the skins.