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What is the best grain dryer out there, and what is the best type; tower or port type like Neco?


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Verified FBN Member (AB, CAN)

defiantly neco ,screen dryers are a pain because the screens keep plugging in humid conditions


Verified FBN Member (ND)

I’m not sure what your situation is but if you ever consider expanding acres take that into account also with wet capacity, drying rate, and discharge rate. We have a neco 24210, we also get LP for .35-.65 cents. Tower dryers will be more efficient but we’ve been happy with ours drying wheat, soybeans, sunflowers, corn.


Verified FBN Member (IN)

Running a Meyer 2650 since 2010. Lots of small issues with sensors quite regularly. When it’s working it does a really nice job, but seems like something shuts it down once a week. We dry corn and soybeans with it.


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Verified FBN Member (IN)

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I know that this wasn’t listed on your original question, but I built a stormor ezee dry, been really pleased with it and its capacity. It is also eligible for the REAP grant, which helps make it pretty competitively priced. Depending on the size they can hold up to 26,000 bu in the dry chamber, which helps bring the price down if you need more storage. It’s worth looking at, the are always multip...

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I don’t know if you saw my other post, but I have a plc controller from stormor that I took off because I automated my total facility. My contact information is listed with this classified if you are interested.


https://talk.newagtalk.com/classifieds/Classified.aspx?id=141657


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Verified FBN Member (IN)

I went with the 36’ 16 ring with 2 30 hp...

Originally had two ducts with one blocked off for future expansion but we weren’t getting the static pressure we needed, so added the second fan. There is a lot of airflow thought that thing I can say that.

Verified FBN Member (OR)

Doing 24’ 10 ring bins. With 30 hp fans.

We’ll be drying nuts which is a bit different than corn. 100 degrees and 18-24 hours per batch. What size do you have?

Verified FBN Member (IN)

I originally had the AGI controller but took it off to automate the rest of the facility all in one unit. If you are interested, I’m trying to sell it. I have no idea what dealer cost would be but make me an offer if you’re interested.


https://talk.newagtalk.com/classifieds/Classified.aspx?id=141657

Verified FBN Member (IN)

What size bin and fans are you going with?

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Thank you for your reply. Glad to hear you’re very happy with the system. I’m getting ready to order 2 ezee drys and some AGI storage bins. Glad to hear you really like AGI. I’m now their dealer in my area, so hoping to build their brand use in my area.

Verified FBN Member (IN)

That’s a big question. I designed the system and built this one, first system I’ve ever designed, and first ezee dry I’ve ever built.


Been really happy with how everything works, really no complaints with the finished product. There was a steep learning curve getting it built and knowing what options you really need. If you don’t have a dealer local to give you close guidance, I would recommend ...

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Verified FBN Member (OR)

I’m looking at these dryers now. What are some likes and dislikes? Did you install yourself or have it installed?

Thank you

Verified FBN Member (IN)

Not really, shivers drys the bottom corn and you always put wet on top. This drys in the top portion and drops to the bottom to cool, reusing the heat from the cooling grain, much like a tower dryer.


Here is a picture of the drying floor in the top. It has more parts but I didn’t take pictures before we put the roof on of the completed drying camber.

Verified FBN Member (SD)

Is that like a Shivers dryer?


Verified FBN Member (NE)

Hands down go with a tower dryer! We had a low profile dryer and updated to a Meyer tower dryer. Way more efficient and easy to operate!!

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Verified FBN Member (MN)

Really like our 2410 Sukup mixed flow.

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

We got a neco has worked great added the dryer master system on this year so it was easier to monitor I’ve heard their plc controller is just as good dried a lot of 24% corn down to 14.5 with very little time spent with it

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

I really like my mix flow NECO.


Verified FBN Member (SD)

With 1.50 a gallon propane series think about any tower dryer. the meyer dryer is pressure cool for soybeans or vacume recycle for corn.


Verified FBN Member (ND)

If you are doing beans go with a fan on the side mix flow neco or grain handler who ever has the closer dealer.

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Verified FBN Member (ND)

what are you going to dry? start with that first.

if only corn then a fan under grain handler is good

if you want to do beans sunflowers or wheat and corn then go with a NECO or Grain handler with the fans on the end of the dryer to keep the burners away from the product.

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

Corn mostly, maybe soybeans some years


Verified FBN Member (IA)

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We had a stacked Sukup switched to a MC tower love the efficiency of it. I think we can dry twice amount of corn on the same Lp gas of other dryer. But be sure to size it to your operation dont get to big of one. Also to be safe you should not leave a tower dryer unattended for very long it seems. I do like the Neco dryer concept. Got to see one on a factory tour during the f2f last year. Have ...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

**** I invite you to visit my farm to see my Neco dryer. 😃

Verified FBN Member (SD)

Thanks for the response!

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