AGREX Mobile Drier

The AGREX Mobile Drier range spans 5 to 55 cubic M and are a high specification drier supplied in a durable painted finish for use inside or out. 

Pricing starts from £41,910+vat

Key Points

  • Range spans from 5 to 55 cubic M.
  • Models from 7.5 to 25T have a unique external auger which gives easy access for servicing and maintenance.
  • Semi-automatic or fully automatic control panels to allow unattended operation and remote connectivity via a mobile network for real time drier status updates.
  • The external auger allows the drier to have an independent mixer in the bottom and a control slide to control the rate of grain mixing.
  • The patented stainless steel heat exchanger option has the ability to change from direct to indirect fired and still provide the full range of drying temperatures and efficiencies.
  • The smaller driers are available as a PTO driven option with onboard generator for the electrical components.
  • The 1.5mm stainless steel screen means the drier is suitable for oil seed rape and most UK combinable crops.
  • There are fewer motors which means more reliability and a smaller electrical requirement which is important for some farms.
  • Large inlet tipping hopper or an option for filling by a mechanical intake conveyor and elevator combination.
  • For added safety and control of the process there are three temperature sensors, one for hot air temperature, one for hot grain temperature and an additional failsafe alarm temperature sensor.
  • The 1.5mm stainless steel screen means the drier is suitable for oil seed rape and most UK combinable crops.
  • Dual point aspiration fitted as an optional extra.

AGREX Case Study

The Hawthorns Estate farm is a fourth-generation family business, trading as R.N. Padfield & Sons.  In 2005, Chris Padfield took over from his father, Richard,  launching collaborative ventures with local farmers on cattle and arable enterprises.

The farm has changed and developed over the past 113 years to meet changing economic, social and political pressures.  The estate celebrates and shares a commitment to modern, conservation-minded farming and uses methods such as direct drilling and variable rate application technologies.

The Hawthorns Estate has worked with local farmers to develop a grain storage service for those who cannot store all their own grain or who want to clean or dry grain and don’t have modern facilities. It enables those who want to take advantage of pooled marketing strategies or want space for storage of speciality crops such as beans or linseed. The Hawthorns has established partnerships for selling the stored cereals with two national grain merchants.

In 2017 when the grain drying and storage system was implemented the farm purchased their first Agrex drier, a 20T model. To keep pace with demand, after a year this was upgraded to an AGD45, a 34T model with PLC control and full automation to enable bigger batches to be dried and unattended operation.

The drier has a 1.5mm mesh so that oil seed rape and all usual combinable crops can be dried. It has a direct fired diesel burner and it is filled and emptied by 100tph handling equipment and there are 2 hopper bins for wet storage.

Chris Padfield says “ The drier has been straightforward to operate and has not needed any mechanical work to be carried out during it’s lifetime at the farm, the benefit of the automatic control is the ability to run unattended.”

“We are pleased to know that Perry and Thorburn are representing AGREX driers and have a stock of spare parts and service assistance should we need it so that gives us peace of mind during the harvest period.”

David Perry, MD of Perry Engineering says “We are very pleased to have met Chris and seen his operation and we are equally pleased to see that the drier is in very good condition after these years and to have had a good report on its operation and reliability from Chris. It confirms that the AGREX driers are not new to the UK market and work well in UK conditions”

”it’s great to be working with another drier manufacturer who makes the majority of their parts in house and are willing to tailor a product to suit the market needs. Working with Thorburn Group on this project brings years of mobile drier experience to combine with our decades of grain drying and handling experience which is so valuable and really means that all parties can hit the ground running.”

Integration with handling and storage

The AGREX mobile drier range is able to fully integrate with the Perry range of bulk materials handling and storage so all of your drying, handling and sotrage requirements can be managed by one supplier making your life easier.

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