Agricultural elevators. How can you use them effectively?
Do you work in agriculture or have a farm? Then agricultural elevators can be a good addition to your daily work. With agricultural elevators, you work faster, more efficiently, and much more safely. In this article, we will take a closer look at the advantages and possibilities for your farm.
What exactly are agricultural elevators?
But what exactly are agricultural lifts (also called grain elevators or bucket elevators) and how can you use them? An agricultural lift or grain lift is a device for loading grain or other seeds into a building. In the past, these lifts were powered by animals; modern facilities use internal combustion engines or electric motors.
Many farmers plant new crops in their fields in early May. In autumn, these crops are harvested. For example, corn is dried and stored after harvesting. This is done in grain silos. Transporting these grains is a lot faster with the right agricultural lifts.
The bucket elevator
The bucket elevator is one of the best-known lifts used in agriculture for the very gentle vertical transport of all kinds of granular products. These are, for example:
Bucket lifts consist of:
Buckets to hold the material;
A belt to carry the buckets and transmit the pulling force;
Means of powering the belt;
Accessories for loading the buckets or picking up the material, for picking up the removed material, for keeping the belt under tension, and for enclosing and protecting the elevator.
What are the biggest benefits for you as a farmer?
What are the biggest advantages for you as a farmer? Agricultural lifts provide several interesting benefits:
The work is much safer;
The work goes a lot faster;
You as a farmer can focus on other important work;
Perfect for seeds with high content of oil;
Compliant with food regulations.
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