Illinois grain dryer maker Mathews Company is launching a new line of dryers – the Eco Series – which is a high-efficiency line of dryers that meets a growing need for inexpensive low-profile dryers. The company points out that nearly half of all farms fall under 1,000 acres, and so M-C “seized the opportunity to manufacture a high-quality, highly efficient, economical grain dryer that is easily configured to meet this smaller-sized grower’s needs while outperforming anything else in the marketplace,” according to a company release.
The new lineup features centrifugal fans with cast aluminum Midco burners. The company built the first prototypes for the new dryer in less than six months. The prototypes were purchased by five Midwest producers and M-C worked closely with them monitoring every operational aspect of the dryers. During the harvest season, M-C engineers and field service technicians visited the dryer sites to perform a wide variety of tests. Both M-C and the Eco Series dryer owners liked the results. Mark Kennedy from Ohio liked the dryer’s performance and noted the fact that there are independent adjustable temperature set points in both the heat and cool plenums.
The ECO Series is available in four heat + cool or all-heat model sizes: E300/E300h, E400/E400h, E500/E500h, and E600/E600h. Drying capacities range from 550 – 1,100 bushels per hour when operating in all-heat mode removing 5 points of moisture from shelled corn and 310 – 610 bushels per hour when operating in heat + cool mode. M-C will introduce the ECO Series dryer to producers at both the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, and the Iowa Power Farming Show in Des Moines, Iowa in February. Learn more at mathewscompany.com