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Looking for opinions on grain dryers.

We are located in South east Saskatchewan. Our main crops we would be drying would be malt barley, spring wheat, canola and maybe some peas. We started looking at setting up a grain dryer on our farm and have looked at MC eco series, GSI 1100 series, and sukup. The Sukup mixed flow dryer has intrigued me based on the supposed gentle handling of crops and the energy efficiency. Thanks to our carbon tax energy efficiency is key IMO. Has anybody used one of these dryers and what are your thoughts? Any info would be greatly appreciated as we are grain drying rookies.

Also down the road we might be looking at a pneumatic system. I have heard mixed reviews, one thing that concerns me is they sound like power pigs. Any thoughts on these types of systems?

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Love our 2410 Sukup mixed flow. We have it tied to Sukups integrated air system control for great grain quality. 5” 40hp air system.

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I built a stormor ezee dry last year and I have been extremely impressed with it. The capacity and energy efficiency is great, it qualified ...

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I use a superb dryer bought it used in 06 have put over 3000 hrs on it and have had very little trouble with it. I’ve dried wheat barley can...

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We’ve had a superb since 2016 as well. It’s seen well over a million bushels and this year has virtually ran since mid Sept and is still goi...

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You should also look at an alvan blanch drier. They are nice to use and efficient

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First, I think, you need to weigh the pros and cons of each type of drier. Crossflow--MixedFlow--Other

In the Other column would be *****...

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Cross flow-Farm Fans.....Other Shivvers, GSI Top Dry

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Western Grain Dryer built in Manitoba

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Consider Neco ,screen dryer are a pain to deal with when you dry in humid conditions ,you have to shut everything down at least once a day a...

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