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Bale Burner Manufacturer Teams Up With Baler Company
Topling Company in Scotland is a leading producer of state-of-the-art systems for heating farm buildings and grain drying.
  Last summer Topling teamed up with Krone, manufacturer of the Krone Comprima V210 high density baler that will be used to fuel Topling’s Big Straw Boiler. The giant bale boiler will produce 3,250,000 btu’s from huge rape straw bales made by the baler.
  The boiler was built for John Seed, who operates Woodend Farming Partnership in Scotland with his wife and son. Bales produced by the Krone are almost 7 ft. in diameter and weigh between 2,300 and 2,800 lbs. The bales average 14 percent moisture and 3 of them are placed in the boiler at once.
  Seed says the new boiler holds more than 3 times the fuel that his older 450kW boiler did. Heat output is doubled, with the 3 big bales producing heat equivalent to burning 370 gal. of diesel fuel.
  Topling says the design and control system of the Big Straw Boiler provides excellent combustion control to minimize emissions and maximize heat output. The boilers are used to provide continuous flow and on-floor grain drying for up to 600 tons of grain at a time. The company has also worked with groups of farmers to use its boiler for supplying a network of hot water for central heating and tap water systems. Tenants and property owners are realizing a lower cost heat source and also a potential income source for landlords.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Topling Ltd., Archway Office, Woodend, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3QW, Scotland, UK (ph 011 44 844 740 7492; info@topling.co.uk; www.topling.co.uk).

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2013 - Volume #37, Issue #6