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Handle, store grain efficiently

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What’s New: These products are designed to minimize headaches in handling and storing grain.

The days of filling single bins with small-diameter grain augers are slipping away. Companies in the grain industry are responding with products more suited to filling larger, multiple bins with grain easily and quickly. At the same time, they’re taking steps to ensure that you can do it safely as well.

Related: These improvements help you handle grain better, more safely

For example, a short-line company, Leading Edge, is introducing Bin SumpPro, which is designed to break up caked grain that might clog up bin-unloading auger inlets and stop grain from flowing. This unit can be retrofitted to the existing bin sweeps currently installed in many bins.

If your problem is more centered around moving grain to the right bin, KSi offers a new overhead bin belt conveyor. Unique in many ways, it helps get grain to the right place and protects grain quality at the same time. It’s ideal for installations with multiple bins.

Brandt is building more than just an ordinary auger. The Canadian-based manufacturer introduces the Brandt U-Trough auger, which uses a larger auger and can move lots of bushels in a short time. Spokespersons say it’s also designed so that it doesn’t damage grain, delivering quality out of the spout that rivals the quality you can obtain with a belt conveyor.

Check out the other new products in this category. Be sure to follow up with the contact information provided to learn more about each piece of new equipment. Several of these companies displayed equipment in the Farm Progress Virtual Experience. You can find them in the Trade Show Experience section at FPVExp.com.

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