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Microwave Grain Dryer
"I worked with it continuously for 4 weeks at the height of the grain drying season last fall and, frankly, I'm enthusiastic about it," exclaims Bruce Bratney, of the Ken Bratney Co., Des Moines, Iowa. The company has developed the microwave grain dryer we told you about in our July-August issue.
"We don't want to get too far ahead of ourselves, so we're taking it kind of slow. But the dryer tested out pretty much as we'd planned," Bratney explains. "We set it up at the Alleman Co-op Elevator in Cambridge, Iowa, to test it and iron out the bugs. There were some problems but, overall, I'm well pleased."
Wilbur Kooyman, manager of the Alleman Co-op, notes that the capacity figures quoted for the dryer "will probably be pretty close to the actual results. It will probably be two years before they get all the bugs worked out, but it looks promising."
Although prices haven't been established, Alles figures the microwave dryer should be comparable to top-of-the-line conventional dryers.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, The Ken Bratney Company, 3100 101st St., Des Moines, Iowa 50322 (ph 515 270-2417).

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