1985 - Volume #9, Issue #5, Page #29[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Grain Aeration system for Harvestore silos
The company installs a drying floor 3¢ in. above the existing concrete floor and a large 7¢ hp,. high-speed centrifugal blower that Cady says is "oversized", blowing 2¢ times as much air as would be needed in a 90-ft. structure just to be on the safe side. The system also includes an 8-in. dia. unload auger, a new larger volume roof vent to handle the increased volume of air, and an optional pneumatic blower unit to fill.
"We don't alter the structure at all and you can quickly remove the system to convert back to conventional use," notes Cady, stressing the fact that the dry grain storage unit is designed to hold grain at 19% moisture and below. "It won't dry the grain but we've been installing this system since 1980 and we've never had spoilage."
A conversion kit for a 20 by 90-ft. silo sells for $4,590 while a system for a 20 by 50-ft. structure sells for $3,765.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Cady Implement Co., P.O. Box 89, Tampico, Ill. 61283 (ph 815 438-5678).
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