At Show Me Shortline we like to see how our machines benefit the end user, so today we were at Lorenzen Farms in Sturgeon, Missouri while they were bagging corn with a Richiger 9ft grain bagger with 200 ft bags. John Lorenzen has been bagging grain with a Richiger bagger for 3 years now and also has a Richiger unloader.
Zack, at Lorenzen Farms told me that it takes a little effort to get the bags on the bagger, but after that it’s a piece of cake and easy to operate. Zack said he prefers the smaller length bags to the larger ones and that he feels he can control it more if the length is shorter. So at this point they had 2 , 200 ft bags out, which would total about 16,000 bushels of corn. Zack said he also likes the fact that he doesn’t have to worry about moisture content constantly, that he knows the quality of grain he puts into a bag, is what he will get out.
He also likes how fast the Richiger grain bagger is. While I was videoing, it took consistently under 3 minutes to unload each grain cart, so it keeps things moving pretty fast. Lorenzen farms has had excess corn and lack of storage for the past three years, and bagging the grain has helped them create more storage easily and at only approx. 0.7cents a bushel for bag prices. When I asked if they had needed any parts in the past 3 years, there was only one part they could think of that was needed. We stock all our Richiger parts in Centralia, Missouri and ship all over the US and Canada, so our customers never have to worry that we will not have a part if they do happen to need one.
Bagging grain is used in conjunction with bin storage on Lorenzen Farms and they said they recommend Richiger baggers to anyone who needs flexible storage options because they are fast, easy to use and a reliable form of grain storage. Click the link below to learn more about bagging grain with Richiger grain baggers.