A Norfolk farming family had an Alvan Blanch drier that was nearing the end of its useful life. The cleaner and handling equipment also needed uprating to cope with the larger tonnages and higher combine capacities. At the heart of the new system is a new 20tph Alvan Blanch Double Flow Drier. The drier was chosen because of its low visual and noise impact, vital in a beautiful part of the North Norfolk coast. It fitted into the position of the old drier. In fact the new dryer requires about the same power as the old one with twice the output. It comes pre-assembled, pre-wired and pre-plumbed and coupled with the improved range of Perry handling equipment makes it easy to install.
Revamping a drying and cleaning plant into existing and traditional farm buildings require purpose built handling equipment that Perry provides. A number of curved and inclined conveyor/elevator units were used, particularly the large combination machine that feeds the two new 30 tonne lorry loading bins.
A Cimbria Delta sieve type cleaner/grader provides high quality samples of the large amount of malting barley grown, most of which is moved off the farm through the lorry loading bins. The cleaner provided the ideal solution enabling a high capacity machine to fit into a small space in the existing building.
Wheat is loaded into the existing barns either by overhead conveyor or the existing pneumatic conveying system that is also used to unload the stores to into the lorry loading bins.