Opico’s biggest mobile batch dryer yet – the Magna 2910, will be on show for the first time at this year’s UK Grain Event on 3 November at the Newark showground.

It holds a massive 29t of corn and is 3.99m in diameter. The working height is 7m on standard gravity-discharge models or 6m when fitted with a horizontal discharge.

It is rated at 12t/hour when drying feed wheat, which is an extra 2t/hour faster than the existing 20t capacity Magna 3.2m diameter models.

“The extra capacity of the Magna 2910 makes it ideal for larger farms,” said James Woolway, Opico’s managing director. “More grain can be loaded in one go and left to be dried, freeing up time for other harvest jobs.”

The model on show at UK Grain will be the Magna 2910 with pto drive, which costs £58,593. An automatic model with a price-tag of £69,900 is due next year.