You probably do not want a farm where someone can say, “that’s a cute little farm.”
One of the questions you need to ask yourself when you are looking at a mobile hydroponic farm set up is how mobile do you need it to be? The answer to that question will tell you what type of equipment you need in order to have the farm that you see in your head. If you are one of those beginners or smaller growers then your setup is probably going to look a lot different than someone who is established and has a bit more money.
The beginner grower is probably going to be okay using those chrome shelves you find in most one-stop shops. We are not even talking about one-stop grow shots either. You can find these in most stores like Target or on Amazon. However, what you learn very quickly once your business starts to get traction is that the shelving units are not good for industrial applications. Sure, you could buy more to have more space to grow but another truth about these systems is that they tend to get annoying. There are things on the shelving unit that will break down. They do not feel very good when they go over bumps or holes. Keep in mind that this is even true sometimes on the sidewalk divots. You are aware of the environment that you are growing in and you know where you will need to transport your product. If it is bumpy at all or you think you might be prone to spilling your products then you may not want to get any of those chrome rolling shelving units. They may not be well-suited to the application that you have in mind. If you are going to get any rolling units then you should consider rolling shelving units that are more up to the task and are more robust.
Most of those shelving units can only hold up to 800 lbs. If you get an industrial strength rack then you will find that you can hold up to 2500 per level.
The problem with those shelving units is that they were developed just for consumers. They are not meant for industrial or business crop growing levels. Again, they could be forced into that level through the acquisition of many of these items but that is not setting yourself up for success in the future. If you grow to the level where you can be associated with the phrase, “industrial farm”, or have any aspirations of reaching that level then you should start setting up for that movement now. Most of those shelving units can only hold up to 800 lbs. If you get an industrial strength rack then you will find that you can hold up to 2500 per level. A good thing because you already know that you have a lot of equipment that you need in order to grow your product.
A mobile hydroponic farm is something that you can obtain but you have to make sure that you are getting the right equipment or you are setting yourself up for failure in the future. You could get consumer-level products but you will not have a true farm that you can be proud to show off to friends and family. Competitors can be jealous of when they see it. You probably do not want a farm where someone can say, “that’s a cute little farm.” You want someone to be able to look at your operation and go now, “now that an industrial farm for sure.” You do not use consumer-level products to get that type of reaction or that type of profit level either. You want to make sure that you are using industrial-strength mobile racks that can handle the applications that you are going to ask them for in the future.
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