Get ready for harvest With harvest just a few months away our Pre-Harvest feature over the following few pages provides useful information on products and services which can help increase efficiency and reduce downtime during this busy season. For solids materials handling and drying equipment Perry of Oakley’s 70 years’ experience in the industry means it is well qualified to advise on, design, supply and install systems and machinery for every situation from grain stores to seed plants, flaking and feed mills as well as for biomass handling. B&W Grainstore Services points out that having nurtured crops carefully from planting to harvest, it is essential that storage is up to standard. For new grainstores or to bring an old store up to standard, a new floor from Ardleigh, Essex-based S&G Wooldridge enables efficient cooling or ventilation and the company says that as well as offering a full supply and fitting service, it can also supply systems suitable for fitting using existing farm labour.
Access to suitable fasteners is essential for construction, maintenance and renovation tasks and Suffolk Fasteners Ipswich points out that is has been supplying tools and fixings since 1991, holding a vast range in stock. Direct delivery of Kramp products to the farm with convenient ordering on line is available from agricultural machinery and parts specialist, Suffolk-based MDT. The company explains how to sign up for 24/7 access to its 350,000 products. Optimising combine harvester output in a wide variety of crops and weather conditions is made possible by fitting a MacDon header, claims the company. The FlexDraper is said to be ideal for cereals, oilseed rape and beans while the FD1 FlexDraper allows switching from flex mode to a solid frame just by flipping a lever. Timely replacement of worn rubber tracks ahead of harvest and autumn cultivations will help minimise in-season downtime and Camso importer Eurotrack explains the different options and sizes available to fit to tractors and
Harvest will come round soon enough and growers are being advised to be prepared.
combine harvesters. Boots filled with grain are a frequent occurrence during harvest, particularly for those installing vents or drying tunnels in corn stores. A simple solution offered by Bedfordshire farm manager Andrew Mahon and his wife Hannah is a pair of Sox Savers Over-Boots, which Andrew came across while travelling in Australia in the late 1990s. Various
styles are available and the husband and wife team offer mail order dispatch from stock in the UK from Oz Overboots. Meanwhile, Alpha Fumigation’s prompt and efficient fumigation and grain store-spraying service is extended to growers, grain traders and food importers and exporters across the country from its bases in Suffolk and Yorkshire. ■
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