Improving the intake of our grainstore and automating the drier control

Jack Russell

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Holderness
We have a continuous drier that is 12tph, and elevators running at 40tph. The combine is doing 50tph and this will only increase in the future. At the moment we tip so much in the intake pit and fill the wet bins that feed the drier. The rest gets tipped up around the pit and fed in later. The problem we have is that we don’t always have a second loader to load back into the pit. Ideally we want to increase the intake capacity and run it all into the wet bins. Just interested to see other people’s intakes, or suggestions. Was thinking of finding a high capacity auger straight up to the bins rather than replacing the pit and intake elevator. I need to be able to combine for 4-5hours before moving to another unit. So need to be able to get approx 250t into bins ready to dry.

I would also like to swap the drier control panel to try and automate it. Who is there that would make panels and controls for driers?

I don’t want to get rid of the drier. I don’t want to put floors in.
 

JonL

Member
BASE UK Member
Location
East Yorks
If you are looking to automate it and don’t want a loader tied up then intake to match combine output with no handling grain must be the way to go? I have a “pit” that holds 350t of wheat but if I had my time again would have a faster Intake and wet bin as easier to automate And no loader requirement.
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I know BDC have auto/remote control on new driers. Not sure if they do retro fit panels
but do know they use a company called Devizes Control Systems for some of their stuff.

https://smart-tech-control-systems.com/ if still on the go
 

Jack Russell

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Holderness
If you are looking to automate it and don’t want a loader tied up then intake to match combine output with no handling grain must be the way to go? I have a “pit” that holds 350t of wheat but if I had my time again would have a faster Intake and wet bin as easier to automate And no loader requirement.View attachment 984763

I know BDC have auto/remote control on new driers. Not sure if they do retro fit panels
but do know they use a company called Devizes Control Systems for some of their stuff.

https://smart-tech-control-systems.com/ if still on the go
Thanks for that. Sadly smart tech has stopped doing this. Will try Devizes.
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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