With temperature and precipitation variation throughout the harvest season, grain conditioning and storage are a growing priority for producers. Natural air drying (NAD) is a common grain aeration technique used by many, typically paired with an exhaust fan of some sort. Large and expensive batch dryers are another option, but come with their own set of problems.
However, there are more efficient, and affordable, methods available. Enter, the Cyclone Twin and Tornado Single by Candri Industries. Below are some of the more common questions that our customers ask prior to purchasing one of the grain dryers we have for sale.
The Cyclone Twin and Tornado Single are the perfect in-bin grain drying solution for anyone seeking a cost-effective and efficient means of prolonging grain storage. Candri grain dryers can reduce grain moisture content by up to 2 percent per day; meaning farmers can harvest their crop earlier, and reduce down-time during the harvest season.
The initial setup process will require two people, and approximately two hours. Candri is currently completing the initial setup with customers (upon delivery) to ensure there are no complications when drying grain. In the future, we plan to provide a detailed manual and/or an instructional video.
Our grain dryers offer producers a number of advantages. First, our product costs significantly less than other similar or alternative equipment; and far less man power (and time) is required to setup and start drying grain. Second, our equipment eliminates the need to move your grain out of the bin; meaning less risk of damaging the grain, and fewer hours are required to dry it.
Minimal drying can take place with basic grain aeration systems; however, any crop going into an aeration bin should be within approximately 1% of the ideal moisture level for long-term storage.
When the air entering the grain bin is increased by 10° C, the relative humidity (RH) is reduced by 50%. So what does this mean for the grain handling process? When supplemental heat is used, grain can be dried under wet and cool weather conditions; which ultimately means reduced drying time. For more information, check the PAMI Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC) chart on our resource page.
It's important to remember that high temperatures can damage the grain in your bins. The limit for allowable air temperature will depend on the crop, and final use of that crop. The values shown below are air temperatures entering the bin, not the grain temperature.
Through the grain drying process, it's not uncommon for grain stick to the side of the bin. Several factors affect how frequently this occurs, including air and grain temperature, grain moisture content, grain type, and airflow rate.
We currently do not have enough inventory to support equipment rentals. However, this may be considered in the future.
Yes, CanDri Industries delivers all grain dryers to the customer's farm, walk through the initial setup, and answer any potential questions the customer may have. Delivery may be subject to terms, please speak with your CanDri sales rep for details.