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The Importance of Planning for a Grain Storage Shortage

December 11, 2019 11:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Recent projections from the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicate the potential for historic harvest of corn and soybeans (4.7 billion bushels of soybeans, and 14.8 billion for corn). These would make the largest and second-largest harvests for these respective crops in American history. The challenge that such large harvests produce is dealing with potentially insufficient storage capacity for all of these crops. Even though grain storage capacity has increased by 30 percent in recent years, there are still plenty of storage needs that aren’t being met. With harvests continually being bountiful, it can be a good idea for farmers to... View Article


The Difference Between AC and DC Motors

November 27, 2019 11:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There are two primary categories of electric motors that you should be aware of: AC and DC motors. But what exactly is the difference between these two types of motor, and what are the circumstances in which one would choose one over the other? Here’s a quick overview of what you need to know about DC and AC electric motors in Lubbock, TX. AC motors AC electric motors are most commonly run by an AC variable frequency drive. They work by applying alternating current (AC) power to the motor. While there are a few different parts that help the motor... View Article


The History of the Modern Grain Elevator

November 5, 2019 10:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s hard to overstate the importance of agriculture in the United States, particularly in the South and Midwest. Over the last 160 years, the invention of grain elevators and conveyor parts in Lubbock, TX and beyond has not only produced a practical grain storage and conveyance solution, but has also contributed to the American skyline in an unexpected way. The early days Before grain elevators, grain was stored in bags or bins. Grain elevators make it possible to store grains in bulk. A grain elevator is a building in which grain is stockpiled and stored, but the phrase can also... View Article


Tips for Proper Grain Storage Throughout the Winter

October 22, 2019 10:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The long, cold winter can be brutal on your grain, especially if it’s not stored properly. Making sure that you prepare for inclement weather will help you maintain your grain’s high quality, and all it takes are a few easy steps. Failing to store your grain properly increases the risk that it will go out of condition prematurely, and force you to either market it immediately or lose the product altogether. Here are some tips from a provider of conveyor components in Lubbock, TX to keep in mind as you prepare for colder weather: Prepare your grain bins or bags:... View Article


Keys to Proper Long-Term Grain Storage

October 4, 2019 6:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Grain prices are unpredictable. In an industry that is so heavily influenced by weather conditions, long-term grain storage plays an invaluable role in protecting your product and investment. Many factors impact proper long-term grain storage, such as the type of conveyor parts in Lubbock, TX used to move materials. To ensure your grain is properly stored for an extended period of time, follow these helpful tips: Thoroughly clean grain bins: Remove any remaining grain and then completely clean the bin, including any spaces beneath the floor where materials and pests may hide. If you discover insects or other unwelcome guests... View Article


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