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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let your eyes, ears and nose tell you if your bucket elevator is ready for uninterrupted operation this harvest. Tyler Ginder, Product Manager of Handling Systems at Brock Grain Systems, provides tips on how you can use visual cues, keen listening, and even smells to make sure your bucket elevator doesn’t let you down during your busiest and most crucial work times.
Your grain storage and handling system may be telling you that it’s time to consider a new way to move grain. The question is, should I upgrade now to a tube conveyor? The answer is often, “yes,” according to Tyler Ginder, Product Manager of Handling Systems for Brock Grain Systems.