Drying corn and soybeans is an energy intensive process and can be a significant expense for a row crop farm. One energy reduction option is to replace older grain drying units with new grain drying equipment. Grand Valley Farm in Rives Junction, Michigan has done just that by installing a new GSI grain dryer that is quiet and energy efficient in its operation. It is one of four energy reduction practices that will be showcased in an energy efficiency tour of the farm on Thursday, Aug. 17.
Large corn and soybean harvests in North America have been fuelling farmer demand for larger equipment and expanded grain handling systems. Concurrent with this trend has been the development and adoption of new high-speed, high-capacity fertilizer handling equipment by agricultural retail and commercial grain operations to better meet the needs of their customers.
Portable driers can get pretty loud, so GSI turned to different tech to solve the problem.
GSI tackles heat reuse issue with new approach, cuts energy costs up to 30% when temps are coldest.
The DGD power sweep is available for GSI’s 15 and 48-foot bins, with 8-inch augers; and in 24 and 72-foot bins with 10-inch augers. The new bin sweep will be available in January 2017.
A grain dryer and grain handling upgrade made a big difference in how smoothly corn harvest goes for Todd, Wade and Wayne Heinrich.
Building a new grain storage facility for added capacity in one location helps keep up with the combine and gives quick access to grain to hit local markets easier.
A common misperception is that grain can be held above 15% moisture without risking quality or loss of net income.
Gary Woodruff, a grain conditioning applications manager for GSI, has five tips to help you select the right grain dryer for your farm.
Bryan Halverson from C-S Agrow Service in Calumet, Iowa discusses the availability of grain bins. There could be a shortage of on-farm storage with many farmers holding onto last years crop, and with what is predicted to be a large 2015 harvest.
The Rinderer family is preparing for harvest by getting grain bins ready for what is expected to be an average corn crop this year. Brian Rinderer, who grows corn, soybeans and wheat with his two brothers and father on more than 15,000 acres in Central and Southern Illinois, estimates they have more than 90 grain bins. It seems like a lot when it’s time to clean them out, he joked. Owning bins usually pays off most in years with high yields and lower prices.
Derek Hemphill has recently been named GSI’s Director of Commercial Sales, North America, with responsibility for driving efforts to provide the commercial grain industry with leading storage, conditioning, material handling and structure solutions.
Iowa State University’s Northwest Research Farm now has its first grain storage system, thanks to GSI, which donated a 10,500 bushel grain bin, and its local dealer, C-S Agrow Service, of Calumet, Iowa, which donated the labor to install it.
When planning an on-farm grain storage system, one of the most important steps is taking into account future expansion needs.
GSI hosted over 50 people at our Grain Bin Safety Week Res-Q-Tube training session on February 26, in Assumption, IL. Included in that group were area fire fighters, GSI Dealers, GSI employees, grain elevator operators, representatives from Nationwide Insurance and local ag media.
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New line of grain bins and versatile round tube chain conveyor increase storage capacity and improve harvest efficiency
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