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Why Australian farmers need a grain cleaner

When completing a harvest, you may find that your bin may not have been filled up with just your grains. You may have also noticed that you have picked up weeds and other plant matter and now they are mixed in with your grain. These plant products are bad for business and are bad for the grain that you have worked hard to cultivate. This is why an important part of your harvesting process should be using a grain cleaner to purify your harvest.


What are grain cleaners?


Grain cleaners are used to process the products of harvest. They rotate at speed and, through the use of metal grates with holes of varying sizes, separate grain from contaminants. When looking at their benefits, grain cleaners make excellent sense for any farm looking to earn the most from their grain. Whether you are looking to clean grain, beans or seeds, barley, canola or lupins these machines can help your business.


Optimise the quality of your grain


Cleaning your grain before it goes into storage is a great way to optimise the amount of quality grain you produce. One reason for this is that through the removal of foreign agents, you can increase the quality of your grain before you’ve even sold it. This is because, when not cleaned, grain can be rejected as outside objects have tainted the harvest and not been removed prior to the sale. Grains usually have to go through a grading process by a third party that costs a farmer money. If the harvest is rejected and requires resubmission, the farmer has to pay the fee of transporting and grading the grain all over again.


Protect your silo


One of the other benefits of clean grain is that it has a longer shelf life and you can store more of it. When you store grain that has been cleaned prior, you avoid wasting space on contaminants like rocks, chaff, straw and various seeds. You also ensure that the grain does not get damaged. When harmful foreign matter like dirt and particles get into the storage silo, they create pockets called hot spots. These hot spots can block the grain from getting the amount of air they need. This lack of aeration can increase the heat in certain areas of the silo and allow for moisture to collect. This is bad for all the grain stored in the silo, as it encourages the growth of rot and mould that can spread and damage the stored grain. 


Reduce mice related problems


Another problem recently encountered by farmers is an epidemic in the number of mice in and around farms and their silos. If a mouse gets into a silo before they are caught, they can contaminate grain with droppings. These droppings can hamper any chance of selling the grain. But if you have a grain cleaner, you can easily filter out all contaminants before you prepare it to be shipped or sold. 


Keep customers happy


Above all else, good grain results in good customer relations. If you are to consistently deliver top quality grain to the people you supply, you have less chance of losing them as a client. It will also offer great value for money for them. If they are paying for grain to be delivered, they could incur a hefty fee for the movement of a large load. If they find out that a lot of this grain is contaminated, they will feel ripped off and have to return the product because of this.


If you are looking for the perfect grain cleaner for your farm, then the Farm King Model 480 Grain Cleaner is for you. With the ability to handle 30 tonnes of wheat every hour, you can prepare large quantities of grain for sale in a short period. Plus with interchangeable screens for different sizes of grains, this machine is the perfect all rounder. If you are interested in learning more about the Farm King Model 480 Grain Cleaner contact Burando Hill on 0427 942 182 or check out our range here.

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