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Dry Down Grain Wagons
Mark Musser and his father Earl, who farm near Beecher City, Ill., rigged up two gravity flow wagons with drying fans so he can use them for portable storage, or as portable drying bins when other facilities aren't available at harvest.
The small fans can be removed from the 250 bu. EZ Flow and the 300 bu. Killbros wagons for other use. But, when needed, they can quickly be attached by simply fitting them over holes cut in the side of each wagon. The holes are covered by perforated metal so air can flow through but grain can't leak out.
"If I combine soybeans on Saturday afternoon and the moisture content is up but the elevator is closed, I use the fans over the weekend. I also use them for temporary storage of corn with moisture contents as high as 25%. The fans keep it in condition until I have room in the bin. I've even used it to dry 20% moisture corn all the way down," says Musser.
The fans connect to 5-in. dia. "snorkels" that fit snuggly against the holes in the wagon sides. The fans draw air down from the top of the wagon and through the grain.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mark Musser, Rt. 2, Beecher City, Ill. 62414 (ph 618 487-5837).

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #4