Chet Larson represents the fifth generation at Larson Farms, which has been in operation since 1918. Like many farms, the Larson’s grain storage bin system has grown with the expansion of their farming operation. They have several Brock grain bins and multiple pieces of Brock handling equipment, including two GrainDrive™ T1000 Tube Conveyors.
Pre-Season Grain Dryer Maintenance Checklist
Make sure your grain dryers are ready for uninterrupted service this harvest season. Follow this checklist of maintenance items recommended by Brock Grain Systems. Just a few easy steps now will keep your Brock dryers operating at peak performance and efficiency when you need them the most.
Improving Power Sweep Bin Unloading
Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door is a metaphor for using innovation to improve something that already exists. Brock thoroughly embraced that idea with their redesigned 1500 Series Power Sweep Incline Powerhead to move grain with more efficiency and durability. The improvements speak for themselves.
One-of-a-Kind Grain System in Swayzee, Indiana
On the welcome sign outside of town, Swayzee claims to be “the only Swayzee in the world.” Carey Farms, located nearby, can make a similar claim about their unique grain operation. Learn more about what makes their Brock grain system stand out and how it’s built for future growth and expansion.
A New Spin on a Grain Handling Workhorse
When Brock announced that they were launching a new tube conveyor system for moving grain in storage and drying operations, the naysayers said, “that’s not new.” But when the GrainDrive™ T1000 Tube Conveyor was released, Brock turned those skeptics into believers.
How Not to Handcuff Yourself when Planning On-Farm Grain Storage
There are many reasons farm operations might want to expand grain storage and drying systems — harvest schedules, marketing flexibility, drying costs. Whatever your reasons, make sure you plan ahead to give yourself future options and flexibility. We asked Bill Winchell, District Manager at Brock Grain Systems about the things to consider when planning for expansion.
Guy Cables vs. Leg Towers
Farmers and commercial grain system operators have two options for supporting bucket elevators and other handling equipment. They can choose diagonal guy cables that anchor to the ground in multiple locations, or they can choose a solid tower structure mounted on a single concrete foundation. Jason Hoffman, Product Manager of Structures for Brock Grain Systems reviews the pros and cons of these two support systems.
Are You Overdrying Your Grain?
Find out if you’re overdrying your grain or spending more on commercial drying than you have to in this 10-Minute TIP video — you’ll learn about smart opportunities to manage input costs and improve efficiency when drying grain.
4 Reasons to Switch to a Tube Conveyor
Learn the key reasons that now might be a good time to buy a tube conveyor in this 10-Minute TIP video — you’ll learn about meeting grain handling capacities, maximum free span distances, and accommodating steep inclines.
5 Key Points for a Strong Bin Foundation
Build a strong bin foundation with the advice in this 10-Minute TIP video — you’ll learn how to follow a plan, resolve soil issues, keep your concrete level, use proper anchoring, and build support for fans and stiffeners.