Grain dryers

Adeptandy

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
PE15
Really could do with one, but undecided on what to go for.
Have sheds, but no drying facilities, but have got a dresser to patch in.
As easy to use as possible as I'm on my own.

Crops, Wheat, Barley, Beans, OSR ( 🤞) Linseed, may head towards a few more niche crops once set up.

Budget isn't great, but being in the dry East it wont get much work.
 

chaffcutter

Moderator
Arable Farmer
Location
S. Staffs
Mobiles are the cheapest, easy to use but need attention all the time to fill and empty unless you go for the more expensive ones that can be automated.

How about one of @grainboy ones he seems to be dismantling half of the sheds and dryers in the eastern counties! a reasonable size continuous flow could be set up to auto working for not too much money if you could source the bits s/h and incorporate your dresser, ideally before the dryer.
 

rollestonpark

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Burton on trent
Drying floor not an option?
We have a continuous flow dryer, that father installed in the 80s, which to be fair is pretty good. But I wish he'd done the drying floor thing. I could then use the biomass boilers to dry my corn.

But can't because he went the dryer route...
Also with a floor, you can dump it all in there, then worry about drying it later and concentrate on the harvest.
 
If your a tenant then investing in quite fixed installations such as a on floor system or continuous flow is hard to justify in my opinion. With a mobile type dryer it can always be moved / sold on. @JCfarmer has a nice looking Master 12 tonne for sale in classifieds that will do every thing you wish to dry in your list. I would of had a go at it if one had not turned up closer to me.
 

JCfarmer

Member
Location
warks
Sold it over 2 weeks ago to a chap not far from Middlesborough through Masters website.
He didn't come to look at it either but was happy with it, both happy and I sorted the transport.
A mobile drier will dry, clean, increase bushel weights infact transform grain in wet harvest, shine it up and take any chits off if needed etc.
Depreciation a lot lower than other drying systems.
 

Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
Dare I mention a combine being the best drying system available...? (except in a very wet year or when growing premium crops)

We were fortunate to just dry 3 trailer loads this harvest. It’s always a job I hate.

If I was in my own it would either be a drying floor or an electric automated mobile dryer. Neither is cheap though!
 

Clive

Staff Member
NFFN Member
Location
Lichfield
convenient as drying floors are they limit storage depth so not only is the floor expensive but you also need many bigger sheds?

Hard to beat an Opico type mobile dryer up to the scale where workload just becomes too much for them
 

Jackall

Member
Has anybody had a comparable quote for a continuous drier against a portable batch. Looking for 20 ton output at 5% per hour. Not to include elevaters etc. Just the complete drying unit in at the top wet. Out at the bottom / unloaded dry.
 

grainboy

Member
Location
Bedfordshire
This ones for sale, 20 ton hr
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