Grain store conveyers

Spencer

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Location
North West
So looking at re gigging the store this spring and got thinking about trying to save time and looking at conveyors.
As we’re in the north west everything goes through our farm fans dryer then dumped onto floor into a bay in adjacent shed, then moved with telehandler bucket.

Dryer is in centre shed with grain stores either side. Was thinking about running conveyors down the roof pitch for each store. So am I right in thinking the way to get the grain to these conveyors would be an elevator on the dryer discharge, straight up, then gravity chutes to each conveyor?
Do these chutes need to be 45 degrees? Elevator would need to be a far height?
 

chaffcutter

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Arable Farmer
Location
S. Staffs
We used to have thesame from our FarmFans drier. The same elevator filled and emptied the drier into either of two conveyors. The weak link in the system was the electrical ram which switched the two way valve from fill to empty, this gave us a lot of grief as it needed constant checking as if it kept running on power once fully extended it would burn the motor out. The elevator was high enough to get the chutes at 60 degrees, grain won’t move freely at 45.
How does your drier fill at present?
 

Spencer

Member
Location
North West
Ah ok.. thought 45 was ok for dry grain. Drier is filled and emptied at present with augers. Had planned to keep the load auger as is and just use an elevator for discharge. We’re often drying 20% grain so you get a lot of shrinkage in the dryer so load auger is often tripping in and out.
How high was your elevator to get 60 degree discharge? I suppose the distance to store has quite a bearing on this. Furthest of our stores is 17m away, just off to do some scale drawings to try and work out the height requirement.
I’m presuming they fine to go outside?
 

chaffcutter

Moderator
Arable Farmer
Location
S. Staffs
Standing on top of the drier we could reach the switchover valve , and the conveyors either side were just above the top of the drier, by using various curved sections of the outlet pipes and the point of entry to the conveyor you should get them steep enough to flow easily.
Conveyors should be fine outside if the lids are sealed with mastic or similar and the motors are covered.
 

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