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How to renovate a Master batch grain dryer

Forking out tens of thousands of pounds on a spanking new mobile grain dryer isn’t the most exciting prospect for a lot of farmers. Instead, for those willing to put…

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6 tools to keep your grain store clean this harvest

Ensuring a clean and dust-controlled environment for grain storage will help save money and keep grain-drying costs to a minimum. Here is our pick of the latest kit to help…

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4 top machines for grain measuring and monitoring

Keeping a close eye on grain moisture and quality can make the difference between getting paid premium prices for your crops or not. Scroll down to see a few of…

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4 ways to manage summer crop store ventilation and lighting

[caption id="attachment_1177276" align="alignnone" width="636"] ©Tim Scrivener[/caption] Keeping grain stores and the crops inside them cool, ventilated and well lit are perennial problems for arable farmers. We take a look at…

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GRAIN STORAGE EQUIPMENT

Guide to building a cash-saving DIY grain dryer

Arable growers in the West Country face a constant battle to harvest grain at an acceptable moisture, so having a decent drying set-up is essential – even if they're expensive to…

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Case studies

GRAIN STORAGE EQUIPMENT

Guide to building a cash-saving DIY grain dryer

Arable growers in the West Country face a constant battle to harvest grain at an acceptable moisture, so having a decent drying set-up is essential – even if they're expensive to…

GRAIN STORAGE EQUIPMENT

Biomass burner cuts grain dryer bill by 30% on Borders farm

Weather conditions during harvest in the Scottish Borders are increasingly unpredictable – the only certainty being that virtually every tonne of grain will need to pass through a dryer. And…

MACHINERY

Grain dryer revamp helps cut farm energy costs

High-capacity grain handling, good ventilation and efficient energy use were priorities for a Cambridgeshire farm’s new grain drying installation. A convenient gap between two grain stores has been filled by…

ARABLE

Two grain stores in the spotlight

It used to be little more than a concrete-lined hole in the ground with a grid over the top and a rudimentary cover to ward off winter rain. But with…

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GRAIN STORAGE EQUIPMENT

Bluetooth grain sensors make data collecting easy

Crop sensor specialist Martin Lishman has launched an upgrade to its Minitemp grain monitor, which previously required cables to run along the top of the grain heap to connect each…

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Test and reviews

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3 top tools for quicker, more accurate grain sampling

Getting representative grain samples is a crucial yet time-consuming part of any harvest operation. We've selected three products that help make sampling quicker, easier and more accurate. Martin Lishman Stretched…

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Grain dryers: electric vs tractor drive

PTO problems Why electric? What to consider PTO vs electric Solar drive For many farmers the humble yard tractor is still the tool of choice for keeping the mobile dryer…

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Video:Getting the best from a Master mobile dryer

The mobile grain dryer is clearly now a viable alternative to a fixed dryer – their capacities and drying outputs have increased over the years so that there are models…

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