In the News
SOUTHERN PLAINS STICKS WITH TRIED AND TRUE MODEL AFTER TORNADO
January/February 2009 Grain Journal
After Southern Plains Cooperative’s grain elevator at Greensburg, KS was largely destroyed by a tornado May 4, 2007, it didn’t take much thought on selecting a replacement dryer, says Superintendent Alan Allison.
The Delux DPX4T Series dryer from Delux Mfg. Co., Kearney, NE (800-658-3240), installed early in 2008, was the identical model to the older one that was installed six or seven years earlier and lost in the storm. The natural gas-fired dryer is rated to remove five points of moisture from corn at 1,500 bph.
MINNESOTA COOPERATIVE REPLACES AGING DRYER WITH HIGHER-CAPACITY MODEL
January/February 2008 Grain Journal
When the time came to replace an aging 350-bph grain dryer at Browns Valley Community Elevator in Browns Valley, MN (320-695-2327), quiet operation was a key consideration. After all, the community-owned elevator, purchased from a bankrupt owner in 1990, stands in the middle of a residential area.
The noise factor alone justified the purchase, says General Manager Michael Heck. The cooperative in
August 2007 installed a Delux DPXSL Series continuous flow dryer, manufactured in Kearney, NE by Delux Mfg. Co. (800-658-3240). Grain Dryer Service, Alexandria, MN (320-760-6056) sold the dryer to Browns Valley and provided installation.
NEW YORK GRAIN AND FEED BUSINESS SELECTS DELUX DRYER FOR AIR PREHEATING SYSTEM
Nov/Dec 2007 Grain Journal
Louis J. Gale & Son Inc., a family-owned grain handling and feed mixing business in the dairy country around Waterville, NY (315-841-8410), started drying grain for its customers when it installed its first grain dryer in the mid-1970s.
That dryer, one of two at the elevator, served the company well but was worn out by 2006.
For a replacement dryer, General Manager Edward Gale says he relied on the recommendation of his dryer service contractor to selected a Delux DPX-12T Series continuous flow dryer rated at approximately 1,440bph at five points of removal. The series is manufactured and sold by Delux Mfg. Co., Kearney, NE (800-658-3240).
January/February 2006 Grain Journal
Efficiency, quiet internal vacuum fans, and compact size are three of the reasons why Eric Larson, AGP Grain Ltd, Shelly, MN, likes his new Delux grain dryer.
"It dries more bushels at five points of moisture removal than it’s rated," says Larson. "It's works very well and it is quiet and efficient."
According to Larson, the Delux dryer, which replaced a competitive brand dryer the company had used since 1995, is able to dry 2,700 to 2,800 bph, which is three times as much as the previous
dryer and significantly more than its 2,160-bph rating.
January/February 2005 Grain Journal
The three new Delux grain dryers installed at two Wheaton Dumont Cooperative Elevator locations in 2004 received a thorough workout during the fall.
“We’ve had a tremendous amount of rain since harvest began around Oct. 1,” says General Manager Orval Kohls. “We’re still taking in corn and soybeans (early December). The fields have been so wet recently that combines have been getting stuck. The corn has been fairly wet. We took in a lot at 25% moisture, though it’s been running 18% to 20% lately.”
Prior to the 2004 harvest, the cooperative had utilized a 21-year-old dryer at its Wheaton, MN location. However, Kohl notes, that dryer had become slow by today’s standards, and parts for it were no longer available.
Delux Model Replaces Two Dryers
March/April 2003 Grain Journal
When Snider’s Elevator Inc., Lemasters, PA, moved to its present Lemar Road location in 1987, there were already two old grain dryers on the site. While both worked reasonably well, their combined capacity was only 500 to 700 bph at a 5-point removal level.
By the winter of 2001-02, says Co-Owner Paul Snider, the company needed to boost its drying capacity within some strict space requirements.
New Dryer Caps a Lengthy Expansion Project
January/February 2000 Grain Journal
The Selby, SD, Northern Plains Cooperative elevator, a division of Cenex Harvest States, in 1998 endured a year without a grain dryer of its own, thanks to a construction project that added 360,000 bushels worth of grain storage in a “six-pack” of slipform concrete tanks.
Things are going better this year, says Manager Pat Peterson. The additional storage will be helpful in landing a 108-car rail spot on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, and the facility boasts a brand new 2,000-bph Model DP8XT grain dryer from Delux Mfg. Co. Inc., Kearney, NE, that has exceeded all performance expectations.