As part of the Sustainability Series Increase Efficiency, Reduce Your Footprint we are going to discuss Richiger Grain Bagging Systems.
Grain bagging has become a popular technology in the United States recently, although places in South America have been bagging grain for many years, and Show Me Shortline has been in the grain bagging business for over 10 years. Farmers are finding out that bagging grain is a cost effective way to increase efficiency by bagging grain right in the field.
Grain bagging is also better at reducing fuel- there is no back and forth to the grain bin, you can unload right into the bagger in the field and create an infield grain terminal for yourself. Also, you will use less electricity if you bag grain because you will not have to use fans on your grain. The grain bags are recyclable when you are done with them as well.
We carry grain baggers that will load approximately 25,000 bushels an hour. We carry a roller mill bagger that is essentially two machines in one- the R950MX, which can process 88tons (approx. 3,150 bushels) per hour. The unloader that we carry will unload 12,000 bushels and hour, approximately 5 minutes to unload 1,000 bushels. With these time savings products you are saving money by reducing your time for tractors running and money you spend on hired help, as well as reducing your fuel costs.
By reducing your use of fans, electricity, fuel and ability to recycle the plastic-grain bagging can help reduce your footprint and increase your savings.