Friday, November 29, 2013


 I was asked how you empty a grain bag. You require a machine like the above that will roll up the plastic bag onto a roller as the auger that has been inserted into the bag empties the grain into your bin, truck etc. The cutter is on the left of this picture on the auger, see picture below.
 This is the cutter splitting the bag so the plastic can be put onto the rollers as the grain is being taken out.
 Here you can see the bag being rolled up, and the auger ready to empty the grain into the waiting truck
There is a tractor attached to the above machine and is moving slowly backwards as the bag is emptied, nearly there with this one. You can see the grain filling the truck above.
Driving around the countryside here you will see these storage bag dotted all over the paddocks. Time is saved carting grain, crops are harvested faster and you then deliver the grain at a time suitable for you later in the year, or even transfer to another more permanent storage.
Technology has helped the farmer to be more efficient, delivering a good quality grain.
Harvest time over the years has changed, once there were small trucks on the road all day delivering to silo's, now with the storage bins, bags and double B trucks taking grain to large storage sites the small silo's are no longer in use. You deliver to large storage sites, many have bunkers - these are stacks of grain stored on the ground in bunkers and covered with tarps. Grain is then ready to deliver to the ships for overseas customers. The bunkers have small walls and are water proof.
We had some rain overnight, not a lot but enough to stop the harvesters stripping the grain. Day has dawned nice and sunny with a light breeze crops will dry out quickly.
Bye for now, your days will be full with parties and concerts as the Christmas season gathers speed.
                                                               Love to all.
                                                          NANA ON THE FARM.


Celtic Thistle said...

Great photos! Awesome machines too :)

Valda Mason said...

Thanks, so many large machines needed for the farmer to produce the food.