Harvest is a busy time and the job doesn’t end when you get the grain off the field. Not only to do you need to get it into the bin, but you also need to dry it. Some of the methods to get this done have been to use uninterrupted feed dryers, incorporating batch dryers and having in-bin aeration. For the latter you would apply warm dry air to the bottom of the bin to dry the grain. This causes moisture to be pushed up and out the top of the bin. By doing this, the air becomes soaked and cool by the time it reaches the top part of the bin. This can become a critical problem in grain drying as it creates a moisture cap of cool air at the top of the bin. To remove it, you may have to use more heat, and more air, causing you to spend more of your time during and already busy harvest. We’ve found a product that can solve this problem and we’re excited to introduce you to the The Air Missile.
Based on the data collected by GO Technologies, (a Canadian company established in 1990 – that develops and manufactures equipment to improve efficiencies in overall costs and help you reduce your environmental footprint) only 50 hours were needed to dry a 4,000 bushel bin with hoppers. After 50 hours, The Air Missile had to be shut off to avoid over drying the grain. After 76 hours the bin the grain was sufficiently dried; The Air Missile was able to remove 8,738 lbs. of water. This is an improvement of over 60% in cost to dry inventory per bushel and a 70% reduction in BTU required per lbs. water removed. Additionally there was a 17% improvement in energy usage compared to a conventional air distribution system.
Reduce your drying costs by 60% with the The Air Missile, available at Thunderstruck Ag Equipment.
The Air Missile is an 8” vertical tube that is put into the bin and leads air to the upper portion of the bin where the moisture cap is usually formed. This redirected air flow is distributed evenly throughout the bin resulting in the moisture being pushed completely out of the bin.
With The Air Missile you will eliminate turning of grain and you will have evenly dried inventory from top to bottom: maintaining grain quality and increasing its storage life. In addition The Air Missile is easy to install and has a cost effective method of reducing Co2 emissions.
The Air Missile works with your existing in-bin aeration system. There are two versions: the GT10′ and the GT15′. For Horizontal Tube up to 4000 Bushels, Rocket up to 5000 Bushels and V-Trough up to 4000 Bushels the GT10′ would be your best choice. As for the Horizontal Tube 4001+ Bushels, Rocket 5001+ Bushels and V-Trough 4001+ Bushels the GT15′ would fit just perfectly in your bin.
However, if you want to get the most out of The Air Missile, we’d recommend the ThunderDryer! It’s the perfect in-bin aeration system. This efficient drying system is portable and easy to use. It connects to bins with a flexible sock, so you can move it from bin to bin. With The ThunderDryer the water vapour in the bin is a problem of the past, since flu gasses are vented off before they enter the bin.
Thunderstruck™Ag Equipment distributes quality Ag equipment. (including The Air Missile and The ThunderDryer) These products are designed by farmers for farmers, we provide the most innovative harvest solutions throughout Canada and the United States. View our complete list of Ag products and more.