System moves grain from side to side for consistent drying within stacked grain dryers.
The Sukup Cross-Over system inverts grain in two-unit, vertically
stacked dryers as it moves from the upper to lower unit to improve grain
quality and maintain consistent moisture content. Computer controls
allow the operator to set output specifications. The system moves grain
from side to side in the dryer and within the column to reduce the
effects of weather conditions.Wind can affect moisture content of grain
because the side of the dryer facing the wind will be cooler so drying
will be less thorough than on the opposite side. Rain and snow add to
this problem. Inverting the grain within the column equalizes the
temperature in the outer and inner grain because inner grain is more
susceptible to overdrying.