2007 - Volume #31, Issue #4, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Wagon-Mounted Bin Fan Dries Wildflower Seed
The fan installs in the wagon's endgate. Swanson built a metal housing that directs air flow under the false floor.
"I use this idea on several of my wagons. It works a lot better than laying the seeds on the ground and turning them in the sun, which I had been doing," says Swanson. "Sometimes I harvest just the seed heads, and other times the entire plant. Often there will be a lot of trash mixed in with the seeds. I use a pitchfork to turn the material over occasionally. Depending on the weather, it can take anywhere from one or two days to a week to dry the entire wagon. Then I run the seeds through a cleaner and bag it. Some of the fans I use are 3-phase, and some are single phase."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Andrew Swanson, 64905 190th St., Nevada, Iowa 50201 (ph 515 382-6120).
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