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Grain Bin Robot Keeps You Safe By: 09/15/2014 @ 3:12pm

A bin teeming with a season’s bounty can become a death trap in a matter of seconds when grain cascades out of control. In as little as five seconds, you can become…

Tending to Bin Sensors By: 09/15/2014 @ 3:19pm

Despite the best-laid plans, things do go wrong with grain bin cables and monitoring systems, warns Heath Roker.Roker…

Adjustable Grain Hopper By: 09/15/2014 @ 3:41pm

Gary Schreiner remembers, at age 12, fighting with a plastic grain hopper that twisted, flopped over, and left grain…

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Late-Model Grain Carts ARE Available By: 09/08/2014 @ 4:45pm

A grain cart is one of those pieces of equipment that often is bought new, is fully used, and then is sold with well-worn flighting, balding tires, and a load of questionable bearings. This buy-it-for-life…

Digital Sensor Technology for Grain Bins By: 08/08/2014 @ 11:44am

The first direct-to-digital temperature sensor with multiple connections on a single line was introduced by the Dallas Semiconductor Corporation (Maxim Integrated Products) in 1995. Today’s direct descendent…

Moving 1 Million Bushels By: 03/10/2014 @ 11:59am

Craig Crone faced a challenge over a decade ago. His farm had undergone a growth spurt over the past 20 years (he began with 1,600 acres and expanded to over 21,000 acres). His grain-handling setup had…

Keep stored grain at peak quality By: 11/06/2013 @ 10:38am

Roy Wendte was pleasantly surprised by the 220-bushel corn yields on his Altamont, Illinois, farm. His early soybeans also were better than expected. By harvest, he was about 65% sold on corn and 75% sold on…

PERC offers $5,000 incentives on new dryers By: 06/26/2013 @ 4:09pm

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is now encouraging producers to upgrade their grain dryers with a $5,000 incentive from the Propane Farm Incentive Program. Producers who purchase a…

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