it is quite simple to wire them so that they can only be started in sequence. Luckily we had a real whizz of an electricain who did our set up. He was a good chap who taught me all I needed to know about electrics at about the age of 8 I could wire up most things.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.
Sadlyly our old 50 cwt Almet would struggle today.
Have a friend still regularly use their 10 tonne Alvin Blanch dryer from this period. They still use their old brick built silo's from this time too. I understand cleaning them out each season is the most popular job on the farm , NOT