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Grain Aeration system for Harvestore silos
"Harvestore silos work well for dry grain storage because they're sealed, making it easier to push air up through them. We've never had any spoilage," says Arlyn Cady, Cady Implement Co., Inc., Tampico, Ill., about the Cady aeration system for converting unused Harvestore silos to dry grain storage.
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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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #5