Hand Held Grain Moisture Meter

Discussion in 'Cropping' started by Jerry, May 15, 2019.

  1. Jerry

    Jerry Member

    Location:
    Devon
    What are the ones to look out for now?

    Something for a quick check of the back of the combine/out in the field that wont break the bank.

    I'll revert to my tried and trusted Marconi back at the yard but want something quick and easy to use in combine/tractor.

    Range of crops, oats, wheat, barley, WOSR, Linseed.
     
  2. matthewizod

    matthewizod New Member

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  3. Green oak

    Green oak Member

    Location:
    Essex
    I need one too. I was looking at the dickey john. Sp weight. And moisture any good.
     
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  4. MrNoo

    MrNoo Member

    Location:
    Cirencester
    Had 2 Protimeters and quite honestly they are rubbish, you are most welcome to them for the postage. I also have a Marconi and like you wanted something mobile, I now use a Unimeter Digital, have and had zero issues at all with it, been faultless and just reading the FWI article on it, if you have trouble grinding a sample you are either a vegan or a girl, very very simple to use, found it very accurate and not had to send it away for service/callibration at vast expense like the Protimeters.
    Did I mention I hate Protemeters.
     
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  5. I use a Sinar ... not terribly portable but it’s fab.
    I’ve just signed up to the MCal system.
    They send you a dry sample twice a year .... you weigh out a special amount, take its temperature and plug your meter into your computer.... after inputting some figures it calibrates it spot on.

    Just saying
     
  6. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Don’t bother with a Protimeter. Awful and loses calibration in a week. Sinar not much better. Got on well with a Wile.
     
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  7. Unimeter cheaper if imported
     
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  8. snarling bee

    snarling bee Member

    Location:
    Bedford
    Unimeter is good simple meter for small samples.
    Sinar for intake.
    Dickey John is slow and messy to use, but not bad otherwise.
     
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  9. teslacoils

    teslacoils Member

    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    At harvest time, I like to keep a firm grip on my wile.

    Wile 78. It's ace. Made in a proper country. They sent me a new brush when mine broke even out of warranty!
     
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  10. Jerry

    Jerry Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Seen a wile today whilst at Devon county show. Seems ideal for what I want.
     
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  11. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    I have always rated the Sinar stuff very highly

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    https://www.marketplace.farm/grain-...rain-handheld-moisture-meter-with-case-71163/


    Decent selection here


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  12. MrNoo

    MrNoo Member

    Location:
    Cirencester
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  13. CORK

    CORK Member

    Location:
    East Cork, Ireland
    WILE here. Simple, robust, no grinding, accurate.
     
  14. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Seems Wile have a good reputation on here, both the grinding and whole grain versions.
     
  15. bobk

    bobk Member

    Location:
    stafford
    Haven't got one , it's either coming off or it isn't . not difficult to tell 15% or 20% .
     
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  16. silverfox

    silverfox Member

    You must have a rare skill then. How do you know if it’s 16%, and to wait another hour before starting.
     
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  17. bobk

    bobk Member

    Location:
    stafford
    Makes no odds to me , if it isn't 14.5% I'm paying for drying . 18% + is where my pain threshold kicks in .
     
  18. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    For those of you using whole grain meters, how do you find them when using a continuous flow drier? I've been reluctant to use mine for anything changing moisture rapidly in case it gives a false reading. I prefer ones with a grinder and temperature correction for this kind of work.
     
  19. B'o'B

    B'o'B Member

    Location:
    Rutland
    We got a Perten AM5800 a couple of years ago, we didn't put anything through the drier last year, but it seemed to cope okay in 2017 what drying we did.
     

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