As from 2017, all new Magna grain dryers will have even better longevity thanks to modifications made to components in corrosion-susceptible areas: these are now made of galvanised steel or stainless steel. With working life extended by several years, then despite a small price increase, OPICO Magna dryers will have a lower cost of ownership and a higher resale value due to less corrosion.
The Magna dryer modifications come following more than twelve months of collaboration between OPICO and the manufacturer of these diesel-fired recirculating batch dryers.
OPICO’s James Woolway explains: “Areas such as the plenum and main bin frame are exposed to a lot of moisture and steam during the drying process. So now the whole upper bin and plenum are made of stainless steel or galvanised steel, to protect them against corrosion. The bottom well, loading hopper and intake auger tube have also been galvanised completely.
“This has increased the build cost of the dryers slightly, but the long term benefit of these upgraded components will be to extend the life of the whole dryer by a number of years. Ultimately this reduces the cost of ownership and cost per tonne of drying.”
All Magna grain dryers supplied for the 2017 season will come with the stainless steel and galvanised components. Dryers are available with holding capacities of between 12 and 48 tonne, and can be powered by PTO or electricity. Prices start from £33,679 +VAT for a 12 tonne ECO dryer, and the most popular size, the 2910 with a 29 tonne holding capacity, costs from £62,308+VAT.
OPICO is also offering a 0% finance deal for 2 years on all grain dryer orders placed before 30th November 2016.