Stir-Dry Grain Stirrers
Floor Store Grain Stirrers
Rekord manufacture the Stir-Dry in conjunction with the David Manufacturing Company USA combining 30 years of experience of DMC Grain Stirring with Rekord on-floor and round silo drying technologies.
Improves the efficiency of all bulk drying stores, reducing
Crops can be sold earlier taking advantage of. premiums.
Drying and storage depth can be increased significantly.
Stir-Dry has been designed to operate in floor store widths up to 65’ and in
any length of building.
variable pitch augers can work in crop depths from 4’ to 14’ moving grain
evenly over the total depth of the crop.
large main beam carries 2 or more auger carriages, each with 2 auger flights The
carriages are linked together and have a positive chain drive for traversing
across the building Each auger has an individual 1HP motor and belt drive.
trolley drive units, each with 2 drive rollers, are mounted on both ends of the
beam and sit directly onto the track The drive rollers set up indentations in
both tracks traveling the length of the building creating a positive rack and
pinion type drive This prevents crabbing in normal conditions The hardened drive
rollers are 150mm wide to allow for structural movement of the building and
electrical control panel is fully pre-wired to control all the motors and
switches making the operation fully automatic Mercury switches protect the
augers and forward and reverse micro-switches operate on movable end stops so
small areas of the store can be stirred. Anti-crabbing switches cut the machine
off altogether should the beam get caught up on one side and crabbing occur.
The augers are started in pairs to reduce the electrical start current and down load in case the augers are in wet compacted crop.
installing a simple gantry and a second set of tracks, stirring can be carried
out in separate bays of a store, Rekord simplify this procedure by offering a
second set of augers which are supported by brackets in the back of the store,
at the correct centres, making auger attachment an easy operation.
drying in bulk does have inherent problems particularly when the incoming crop
is wet and contaminated with impurities. The drying process is slowed further by
capping and compaction which continuously reduces air flows throughout the
drying process. The Stir-Dry overcomes all of these problems, increasing the
efficiency of the floor store.
special DMC variable pitch augers draw grain along the the entire length of the
auger ensuring a total mixing of grain to the full depth of the crop Thus
overcoming all the normal floor store problems.
Stir-Dry is simply turned on at the control panel and will automatically travel
between the movable end stops traveling at approximately 40 feet per hour.
there is no longer a drying front or risk of capping, a controlled higher air
temperature can now be applied. This can improve drying rates by as much as 50%
The Rekord Modulating Gas Burners can be used
for this purpose.
These models can also be adapted for square silos if required.
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