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June 29
photo 152 Last week we stored our seed in metal bins until it was time to clean and bag it. Well, itís time to clean our seed. Just like a commercial elevator, our seed cleaning house has a dump pit where a truck unloads the seed.
photo 153 The conveyor brings the seed up from the pit and it is lifted to the cleaner, which is just to the left of this conveyor.
photo 154 This is the seed cleaner. The grain is dropped in at the top and passes over four screens to remove materials larger and smaller than the seed. Air is blown through the seed to remove the light weight material. Click here to see the grain on the screens.
photo 155 This is the cleaned seed coming out of the cleaner. Now, it is lifted with a conveyor to an overhead storage bin.
photo 156 This is a bagging machine with an empty bag ready to be filled. You can see the bottom of the overhead bin. Grain from the bin falls into the bagging machine and it fills and seals the bag. The filled bag is put onto a conveyor and the bag is stacked on a pallet. Whatís a pallet? Look at the next picture.
photo 157 This full pallet which has about 30 bags on it, is lifted and stacked by the forklift in the storage shed. A forklift is a handy machine to have when you need to stack pallets of grain on top of each other. This seed will be sold to farmers later in the summer and early fall for fall planting. (By the way, a pallet is made of wood and is used to stack bags on it.)
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