8 March 1996

Fan balancing saves pounds

OUT of balance crop drying fans can cause severe damage to the electric motor and bearings, warns John Madigan of Northants-based Octagon Products – a company which now offers a fan balancing service.

Mr Madigan advises farmers to regularly check there is no excessive vibration coming from their crop drying fans – the few minutes it takes to do so could save many hundreds of pounds in lost drying time and replacement parts. &#42