How old is youre dryer

rob h

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east yorkshire
Just thinking today how old our grain dryer is .it's a alvan blanch cascade 45 1963.first used 64.dad bought it brand new and it's still going well.every year about now we look at it and say we'll have to get something bigger but it never seems to happen.are there many outhers using dryers of a simaler age or are they long gone
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Just thinking today how old our grain dryer is .it's a alvan blanch cascade 45 1963.first used 64.dad bought it brand new and it's still going well.every year about now we look at it and say we'll have to get something bigger but it never seems to happen.are there many outhers using dryers of a simaler age or are they long goneView attachment 828290
Used to have similar aged one where i am until last year when it went up in flames which was no bad thing
 
We've got a cascade 126 ( 126 cwt / hour ? ) same era, I think. Never used it, looks too complicated ( control panel looks like something from Cape Canaveral ) , and had an international reputation for catching fire. I just hire a mobile, as and when I need it.
 

rob h

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Location
east yorkshire
We've got a cascade 126 ( 126 cwt / hour ? ) same era, I think. Never used it, looks too complicated ( control panel looks like something from Cape Canaveral ) , and had an international reputation for catching fire. I just hire a mobile, as and when I need it.
Wow that’s. Almost 3 times more than our 45 cwt /hour
 

DrWazzock

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Location
Lincolnshire
Good to see a old almet still working they were a lot of them around hear .but most of them went in the scrap years ago
We rescued it out of a local grain merchants premises in 1985. It was free for anybody who would remove it. It does 3 TPH which is adequate for us. Can get it down 6% in one pass. I use two 10 ton simplex radial blown bins (our old dryer) for cooling. Takes 1.5 hours to cool 20 tons to ambient then off it goes into our longer term store, so all in all I can do 20 tons per day.
 

DrWazzock

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Location
Lincolnshire
Well after seeing pictures of serial no plates I cleaned ours off and it's actually newer than I thought it's a 1965.
Just nicely run in.

The oldest piece of kit in our system, which is still used occasionally is a dresser from around about the 1850's. It has a motor on it now instead of a handle. It still has stamps on it from the time when it won a prize for innovation at some agricultural show.
 

DrWazzock

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Location
Lincolnshire
Here's what's left of it. Looking at serial No. made in 1965 ? Quite like to get it running again....but where to start... State of the art when first installed. Probably got grants to fund it too.



Space shuttle launch control panel...

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Looks a bit like ours.
That control panel is almost pornographic to a one time control systems engineer such as myself. My favourite bit of farming.
Forget to switch one on and you can soon smell and hear a slipping belt and usually end up hoovering half a ton of grain out from somewhere to get it going again.
Put them all on in quick succession and you can see the lights dimming down in the village.
 

Exfarmer

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
Just nicely run in.

The oldest piece of kit in our system, which is still used occasionally is a dresser from around about the 1850's. It has a motor on it now instead of a handle. It still has stamps on it from the time when it won a prize for innovation at some agricultural show.
Boby, was it?
 

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