Gas Grain Dryers

Introduction

Gas Grain Dryers

Why get caught out by another wet harvest when OPICO's Grain Dryers have the solution.

Easy to install and relocate when necessary, OPICO Grain Dryers do not require vast expenditure on handling equipment and our Gas Grain Dryers can easily dry up to 168 tons per day automatically, with minimal supervision. Using gas with 3 phase or PTO drive OPICO dryers recirculate the grain constantly to dry thoroughly and consistently whilst improving hectolitre weights and augmenting quality.

GT Grain Dryers

10 Good Reasons to use an OPICO Grain Dryer

 10 Good Reasons to us an OPICO Grain Dryer

  • Recirculating - Constant mixing for even drying.
  • Augers - Polishes the grain, improving sample.
  • Grain Cleaner - Removes weed seeds and broken grains improving hectolitre weight.
  • Grain is Constantly Moving - Airflow through crop is better decreasing drying time.
  • Wet or Dry - Can handle and dry the very wettest of grain.
  • Forced Drying and Cooling - YOU'RE in control, grain is ready to sell when YOU want.
  • Self Contained - Minimal additional handling equipment required.
  • Quiet - To reduce noise in sensitive areas.
  • Resale Value - Being portable OPICO Dryers retain a high resale value.
  • Flexibility - Can be adapted to fit into most drying systems.
Why choose an OPICO Grain Dryer?

Minimise non drying time
Loading time and unloading time is dead time when using a dryer, OPICO dryers have high capacity loading augers, recirculating augers and unloading augers, reducing non drying time and increasing throughput.

Air flow through the grain
The more air you can blow through grain the more quickly grain will dry and cool, OPICO dryers have high capacity fans in relation to the size of the dryer which speeds up drying and cooling decreasing batch time and increasing throughput.

Heating the grain
Larger burners attain the drying temperatures more quickly and maintain more consistant drying temperature, decreasing drying time and increasing throughput.

Size of the drying zone
The size of the plenum chamber in a grain dryer dictates the amount of grain that is being dryed at any one time. The holding capacity of a grain dryer is irrelevant to the drying capacity, the larger the plenum area, the higher drying capacity. (See image)

Drying batch zone

Features

Gas Grain Dryer Features

Gas Grain Dryer
GT Dryers use Liquid Propane Gas fuel for drying heat. A tank or a group of bottles are needed to supply the Dryer with liquid gas which is vaporised within the dryer and supplied to the burner ring. This provides a very clean, easily controllable and even heat which is cost effective and means that the burner requires minimal operator input and minimal servicing. When drying malting barley and milling crops many owners prefer Gas as a fuel for its guaranteed cleanliness and efficiency. 

Some of the major benefits you can expect from an OPICO GT portable batch dryer:


Easy installation
Minimal management required
Run on clean LP gas
Require minimal service
Full range of models available
Improved presentation of grain through the polishing effect of the recirculation
Improved hectolitre weight through cleaning action of the built in grain cleaner
Loading at ground level, discharge from the top
Grain is dried consistently throughout the batch
Maintain high resale values

Liquid Gas Vaporiser and Ring Burner

Gas ring burner
Efficient Clean Drying
The gas is piped into the burner unit in liquid form and passes through a vaporising ring before being burnt in a ring burner, as liquid gas expands 100 times to become vapour this ensures high temperatures can be attained easily. As gas burns very cleanly, apart from long term servicing, little input is required by the operator.

Grain Guard Controller

Grain Guard Controller
Operator Guidance and Self Diagnostics (395QF, 595QF, 600QF, 795QF, 800QF Models ONLY)

Models with the Grain Guard fitted benefit from a menu system which guides the operator through setting his dryer up for a particular mode of operation and for specific crops with example temperatures preset into the controller. The Grain Guard also has a diagnostic function which controls the fail safes and will highlight the problem if there is one.

Push Button Controls

Push button controls
Simple Operation (355XL, 555XL, 575QF Models ONLY)

The base models have simple push button and turn dial controls to allow the operator to quickly and easily set the dryer up for work, they also incorporate fail safes to prevent problems in the event of any mechanical failure.

Epoxy Coated Sheets

Epoxy coated sheets
Longevity

The outer screens on GT dryers are covered in an Epoxy coating to prevent corrosion and prolong the life of the dryer

Custom Built Centrifugal Fan

Centrifugal fan
Quiet for Sensitive Areas (QF Models ONLY)

QF Models use a large custom built centrifugal fan to create the airflow required to dry with, as the fan blades do not cut through the air aggressively this produces less noise resulting in a decibel rating of 74 and the ability to work 24 hours a day in noise sensitive areas.

Axial Fan

Axial Fan
Simple Low Cost Fan (XL Models ONLY)

XL models use a propeller type bladed fan to provide the airflow for drying the grain, this is cost effective but has a decibel rating of 104 so it not suitable for noise sensitive areas.

Models

355XL 9 Ton Gas Grain Dryer

Gas 355 series grain dyer9 ton approximate holding capacity
4½ ton per hour throughput
Push Button Controls
Axial Fan (102Db)
Supplied as standard with 26" axial fan (102 dba) 
8" diameter loading auger (50 ton an hour loading capacity) 
Full length 9ft 10" (3m) loading hopper
60 ton an hour 12" diameter central auger
Centralised greaser location
Epoxy powder coated outside sheets
Adjustable jacks
Grain sampler, grain cleaner, grain pressure splitter pelmet
LP gas fired burner
Control system: Push Button control with fault indicating light panel

395QF 9 Ton Gas Grain Dryer

Gas 395 series grain dyer9 ton approximate holding capacity
4½ ton per hour throughput
Digital Controls
Quiet Fan (74Db)
Supplied as standard with 33" custom-built, in-line centrifugal fan (74 dba)
8" diameter loading auger (50 ton an hour loading capacity)
Full length 9ft 10" (3m) loading hopper
60 ton an hour 12" diameter central auger
Centralised greaser location
Epoxy powder coated outside sheets
Adjustable screw jacks
Grain sampler, grain cleaner, grain pressure splitter pelmet
LP gas fired burner
Grain Guard Monitor control system

555XL 12 Ton Gas Grain Dryer

Gas 555 series grain dyer12 ton approximate holding capacity
6 ton per hour throughput
Push Button Controls
Axial Fan (102Db)
Supplied as standard with 32" axial fan (102 dba)
8" diameter loading auger (50 ton an hour loading capacity)
Full length 9ft 10" (3m) loading hopper
60 ton an hour 12" diameter central auger
Centralised greaser location
Epoxy powder coated outside sheets
Adjustable jacks
Grain sampler, grain cleaner, grain pressure splitter pelmet
LP gas fired burner
Control system: Push button control system with fault indicating light panel

575QF 12 Ton Gas Grain Dryer

Gas 375 series grain dyer12 ton approximate holding capacity
6 ton per hour throughput
Push Button Controls
Quiet Fan (74Db)
Supplied as standard with 38" custom-built, in-line centrifugal fan (74 dba)
8" diameter loading auger (50 ton an hour loading capacity)
Full length 9ft 10" (3m) loading hopper
60 ton an hour 12" diameter central auger
Centralised greaser location
Epoxy powder coated outside sheets
Adjustable jacks
Grain sampler, grain cleaner, grain pressure splitter pelmet
LP gas fired burner
Control system: 575QF Push Button control

595QF 12 Ton Gas Grain Dryer

Gas 595 series grain dyer12 ton approximate holding capacity
6 ton per hour throughput
Digital Controls
Quiet Fan (74Db)
Supplied as standard with 38" custom-built, in-line centrifugal fan (74 dba)
8" diameter loading auger (50 ton an hour loading capacity)
Full length 9ft 10" (3m) loading hopper
60 ton an hour 12" diameter central auger
Centralised greaser location
Epoxy powder coated outside sheets
Adjustable jacks
Grain sampler, grain cleaner, grain pressure splitter pelmet
LP gas fired burner
Control system: 595QF Grain Guard Monitor

600QF Automatic 12 Ton Gas Grain Dryer

Gas 600 series grain dyer12 ton approximate holding capacity
150 ton per day or 6 ton per hour throughput
Digital Controls
Quiet Fan (74Db)
Supplied as standard with 38" custom built, in-line centrifugal fan (74 dba)
8" diameter loading auger (50 ton an hour loading capacity)
Full length 9ft 10" (3m) loading hopper
60 ton an hour 12" diameter central auger
Centralised greaser location
LP gas fired burner
Epoxy powder coated outside sheets
Adjustable jacks, 4 tyres, grain sampler, grain pressure splitter pelmet
Outlets for auxiliary loading and unloading motors
Horizontal discharge auger
3-phase electric drive
Four electric motors
Unique self diagnostic electronic Grain Guard control


Throughput of 150 tonnes per day complete with a quiet fan. The 600QF dryer is the solution for larger acreage farmers or for existing customers looking for a system which is more automatic. A powerful micro-processor Grain Guard control unit runs the dryer in automatic mode, constantly checking the operation of all moving components, the electrical supply and the state of the dryer throughout the loading, drying and unloading cycle. It determines the temperature at which the cool grain is unloaded from the dryer at the end of the drying cycle, checks that there is sufficient grain in the dryer and initiates the heating cycle automatically.

795QF 18 Ton Gas Grain Dryer

Gas 795 series grain dyer18 ton approximate holding capacity
7.5 ton per hour throughput
Digital Controls
Quiet Fan (74Db)
Supplied as standard with 38" custom built, in-line centrifugal fan (74 dba)
8" diameter loading auger (50 ton an hour loading capacity)
Full length 9ft 10" (3m) loading hopper
60 ton an hour 12" diameter central auger
Centralised greaser location
LP Gas fired burner
Epoxy powder coated outside sheets.
Adjustable jacks, 4 new tyres, grain sampler, grain cleaner, grain pressure splitter pelmet.
Horizontal hydraulic discharge. *Electric drive models available
Unique self diagnostic electronic Grain Guard controls (795)


The 795 dryer has taken the successful 595 series & added that extra power and space to get more out of the working day. Now the 795 series gives you 18 tonnes holding capacity, 50% more than the 500 series. *With the new larger plenum it gives you 7.5 tons per hour throughput at 5% moisture reduction.

800QF Automatic 18 Ton Gas Grain Dryer

Gas 800 series grain dyer18 ton approximate holding capacity
170 ton per day or 7.5 ton per hour throughput
Digital Controls
Quiet Fan (74Db)
Supplied as standard with 38" custom built, in-line centrifugal fan (74 dba)
8" diameter loading auger (50 ton an hour loading capacity)
Full length 9ft 10" (3m) loading hopper
60 ton an hour 12" diameter central auger
Centralised greaser location
LP Gas fired burner
Epoxy powder coated outside sheets
Adjustable jacks, 4 new tyres, grain sampler, grain cleaner, grain pressure splitter pelmet
Horizontal Hydraulic discharge. *Electric drive models available
Unique self diagnostic electronic Grain Guard controls
3-phase electric drive


The 800 series dryer is the latest in a long line of GT recirculating Batch Dryers from OPICO. It incorporates the traditional advantages of the recirculating batch dryers producing a clean uniformly dry sample whilst taking the GT range one step further in offering today's large scale farmer high capacity automated drying. The 800 Automatic has been developed by OPICO in conjunction with GT Manufacturing in the US as a natural extension to the 600 Automatic dryers which have been working in the UK since 1995. The 800 is able to load, dry, cool and unload completely automatically allowing unattended drying hour after hour.

Technical Information

355XL 9 Ton Gas Grain Dryer

355XL - AXIAL FAN DRYER

Drying capacity (21-16%)*

4½ t/hr

Holding capacity

9t (12.3m3)

Height - working position, standard head / Sky-Vac

18’6” (5.6m) / + 14” (360mm)

Height - working position, horizontal head / Sky-Vac

15’3” (4.7m) / + 23” (580mm)

Height - transport with head removed

13’6” (4.1m)

Width

8’ (2.4m)

Length - working position

22’9” (6.9m)

Length - transport position

14’1” (4.3m)

Weight - empty

3350 lbs (1523 kg)

Grain wall thickness

18” (457mm)

Vertical auger size

12” (305mm)

Loading auger size / Unloading auger size

8” (203mm)

Burner size - LP Gas

2,200,000 BTU/hr (645kW)

Fan type and size

Axial Fan ø 26” (660mm)

Fan Rating & Outlet-Static Pressure

12,000 ft³/min @ 1.5”

(20,400m³/hr @ 3.74 Mbar)

PTO speed / Power required

525 RPM, 40hp (30kW)

Recirculating Time

60 t/hr, 10-12min

Loading rate

50 t/hr, 12min

Unloading rate

60 t/hr, 10 min

Electric power used (Optional)

20hp (30Amp) - 1 Motor

395QF 9 Ton Gas Grain Dryer

395QF - QUIET FAN DRYER

Drying capacity (21-16%)*

4½ t/hr

Holding capacity

9t (12.3m3)

Height - working position, standard head / Sky-Vac

18’6” (5.6m) / + 14” (360mm)

Height - working position, horizontal head / Sky-Vac

15’3” (4.7m) / + 23” (580mm)

Height - transport with head removed

13’6” (4.1m)

Width

8’ (2.4m)

Length - working position

26’3” (8.1m)

Length - transport position

17’6” (5.4m)

Weight - empty

3900 lbs (1772 kg)

Grain wall thickness

18” (457mm)

Vertical auger size

12” (305mm)

Loading auger size / Unloading auger size

8” (203mm)

Burner size - LP Gas

2,200,000 BTU/hr (645kW)

Fan type and size

In-line Centrifugal ø 33” (840mm)

Fan Rating & Outlet-Static Pressure

12,000 ft³/min @ 1.5” 

(20,400m³/hr @ 3.74 Mbar)

PTO speed / Power required

525 RPM, 40hp (30kW)

Recirculating Time

60 t/hr, 10-12min

Loading rate

50 t/hr, 12min

Unloading rate

60 t/hr, 10min

Electric power used (Optional)

20hp (30Amp) - 1 Motor

555XL 12 Ton Gas Grain Dryer

555XL - AXIAL FAN DRYER

Drying capacity (21-16%)*

6 t/hr

Holding capacity

12t (17.5m3)

Height - working position, standard head / Sky-Vac

18’6” (5.6m) / + 14” (360mm)

Height - working position, horizontal head / Sky-Vac

15’3” (4.7m) / + 23” (580mm)

Height - transport with head removed

13’6” (4.1m)

Width

11’ (3.4m)

Length - working position

18’ (7.8m)

Length - transport position

16’7” (5.1m)

Weight - empty

4400 lbs (2000 kg)

Grain wall thickness

18” (457mm)

Vertical auger size

12” (305mm)

Loading auger size / Unloading auger size

8” (203mm)

Burner size - LP Gas

3,000,000 BTU/hr (879kW)

Fan type and size

Axial Fan ø 32” (810mm)

Fan Rating & Outlet-Static Pressure

16,000 ft³/min @ 1.5” 

(27,180m³/hr @ 3.74 Mbar)

PTO speed / Power required

525 RPM, 40hp (30kW)

Recirculating Time

60 t/hr 12-15min

Loading rate

50 t/hr 14min

Unloading rate

60 t/hr 12min

Electric power used (Optional)

25hp (34Amp) - 1 Motor

575QF 12 Ton Gas Grain Dryer

575QF - QUIET FAN DRYER

Drying capacity (21-16%)*

6 t/hr

Holding capacity

12t (17.5m3)

Height - working position, standard head / Sky-Vac

18’6” (5.6m) / + 14” (360mm)

Height - working position, horizontal head / Sky-Vac

15’3” (4.7m) / + 23” (580mm)

Height - transport with head removed

13’6” (4.1m)

Width

11’ (3.4m)

Length - working position

29’ (8.9m)

Length - transport position

20’5” (6.2m)

Weight - empty

5100 lbs (2318 kg)

Grain wall thickness

18” (457mm)

Vertical auger size

12” (305mm)

Loading auger size / Unloading auger size

8” (203mm)

Burner size - LP Gas

3,000,000 BTU/hr (879kW)

Fan type and size

In-line Centrifugal ø 38” (965mm)

Fan Rating & Outlet-Static Pressure

16,000 ft³/min @ 1.5” 

(27,180m³/hr @ 3.74 Mbar)

PTO speed / Power required

525 RPM, 40hp (30kW)

Recirculating Time

60 t/hr 12-15min

Loading rate

50 t/hr 14min

Unloading rate

60 t/hr 12min

Electric power used (Optional)

25hp (34Amp) - 1 Motor

595QF 12 Ton Gas Grain Dryer

595QF - QUIET FAN DRYER

Drying capacity (21-16%)*

6 t/hr

Holding capacity

12t (17.5m3)

Height - working position, standard head / Sky-Vac

18’6” (5.6m) / + 14” (360mm)

Height - working position, horizontal head / Sky-Vac

15’3” (4.7m) / + 23” (580mm)

Height - transport with head removed

13’6” (4.1m)

Width

11’ (3.4m)

Length - working position

29’ (8.9m)

Length - transport position

20’5” (6.2m)

Weight - empty

5100 lbs (2318 kg)

Grain wall thickness

18” (457mm)

Vertical auger size

12” (305mm)

Loading auger size / Unloading auger size

8” (203mm)

Burner size - LP Gas

3,000,000 BTU/hr (879kW)

Fan type and size

In-line Centrifugal ø 38” (965mm)

Fan Rating & Outlet-Static Pressure

16,000 ft³/min @ 1.5” 

(27,180m³/hr @ 3.74 Mbar)

PTO speed / Power required

525 RPM, 40hp (30kW)

Recirculating Time

60 t/hr 12-15min

Loading rate

50 t/hr 14min

Unloading rate

60 t/hr 12min

Electric power used (Optional)

25hp (34Amp) - 1 Motor

600QF Automatic 12 Ton Gas Grain Dryer

600QF AUTO - QUIET FAN DRYER

Drying capacity (21-16%)*

6 t/hr

Holding capacity

12t (17.5m3)

Height - working position, standard head / Sky-Vac

N/A

Height - working position, horizontal head / Sky-Vac

15’3” (4.7m) / + 23” (580mm)

Height - transport with head removed

13’6” (4.1m)

Width

11’ (3.4m)

Length - working position

29’ (8.9m)

Length - transport position

20’5” (6.2m)

Weight - empty

5940 lbs (2700kg)

Grain wall thickness

18” (457mm)

Vertical auger size

12” (305mm)

Loading auger size / Unloading auger size

8” (203mm)

Burner size - LP Gas

3,000,000 BTU/hr (879kW)

Fan type and size

In-line Centrifugal ø 38” (965mm)

Fan Rating & Outlet-Static Pressure

16,000 ft³/min @ 1.5” 

(27,180m³/hr @ 3.74Mbar)

Recirculating Time

60 t/hr, 12-15min

Loading rate

50 t/hr, 14min

Unloading rate

50 t/hr, 14min

Electric power used (Optional)

37hp (48Amp) - 4 Motors

795QF 18 Ton Gas Grain Dryer

795QF - Quiet Fan Dryer

Drying capacity (21-16%)*

7 t/hr

Holding capacity

18t (22.6m3)

Height - working position, standard head / Sky-Vac

N/A

Height - working position, horizontal head / Sky-Vac

18’ (5.5m) / + 23” (580mm)

Height - transport with head removed

13’6” (4.1m)

Width

11’ (3.4m)

Length - working position

29’ (8.9m)

Length - transport position

20’5” (6.2m)

Weight - empty

5,400 lbs (2500kg)

Grain wall thickness

18” (457mm)

Vertical auger size

12” (305mm)

Loading auger size / Unloading auger size

8” (203mm)

Burner size - LP Gas

3,000,000 BTU/hr (879 kW)

Fan type and size

In-line Centrifugal ø 38” (965mm)

Fan Rating & Outlet-Static Pressure

17,200ft³/min @ 1.5” 

(29,220m³/hr @ 3.74 Mbar)

PTO speed / Power required

525 RPM, 40hp (30kW)

Recirculating Time

60 t/hr 16-20min

Loading rate

50 t/hr 20min

Unloading rate

60 t/hr 20min

Electric power used (Optional)

800QF Automatic 18 Ton Gas Grain Dryer

800QF AUTO - QUIET FAN DRYER

Drying capacity (21-16%)*

7 t/hr

Holding capacity

18t (22.6m3)

Height - working position, standard head / Sky-Vac

N/A

Height - working position, horizontal head / Sky-Vac

18’ (5.5m) / + 23” (580mm)

Height - transport with head removed

13’6” (4.1m)

Width

11’ (3.4m)

Length - working position

29’ (8.9m)

Length - transport position

20’5” (6.2m)

Weight - empty

6000 lbs (2722 kg)

Grain wall thickness

18” (457mm)

Vertical auger size

12” (305mm)

Loading auger size / Unloading auger size

8” (203mm)

Burner size - LP Gas

3,000,000 BTU/hr (879kW)

Fan type and size

In-line Centrifugal ø 38” (965mm)

Fan Rating & Outlet-Static Pressure

17,200ft³/min @ 1.5” 

(29,220m³/hr @ 3.74 Mbar)

Recirculating Time

60 t/hr 16-20min

Loading rate

50 t/hr 20min

Unloading rate

50 t/hr 20min

Electric power used (Optional)

42hp (55Amp) - 4 Motors

Options & Accessories

Options & Accessories
GT Gas Grain Dryer - Accessories
Model No Description
06DC1 Dust Extractor Sky-Vac - Factory fitted to new machine
*Specify when ordering - standard or horizontal discharge head
**specify when ordering - single or 3 phase electrics
06A34010 300 Series Pelmet
06A54010 500 Series Pelmet
06A26010 Over-centre clamp for securing head
06A41011 Grain Cleaner only
06A41100 Cleaner screen for Peas and Beans
06A41115 Cleaner screen for Rape (round) 1/16
06A41110 Cleaner screen for Wheat (round) 3/32
06A41111 Cleaner screen for Wheat (slotted) 3/32
06A41130 Cleaner blank plate
06EDK3 Electric Drive kit for Series 300 Dryer (retrofittable)
06EDK5 Electric Drive kit for Series 500 Dryer (retrofittable)
06EM1 Electric Mount kit for Series 300 Dryer (includes Belts, Pulleys, Mounting Brackets and Guards)
06EM2 Electric Mount kit for Series 500 Dryer (includes Belts, Pulleys, Mounting Brackets and Guards)
06T1 Transformer
06A26031 Standard top
06A26010 Hydraulic Head (Length: 300Series 2.2m; 500 Series 2.6m)
06A2610EXT Extended Hydraulic Head (Length: 300Series 2.2m; 500 Series 2.6m)
06A26000 Electric Head (Length: 300Series 2.2m; 500 Series 2.6m)
06A26000EXT Extended Electric Head (Length: 300Series 2.2m; 500 Series 2.6m)
Accessory Delivery Charge POA
Sky-Vac Dust Extractor Grain Cleaner

GT Sky VacThe SkyVac is a powerful grain cleaner which removes the trash, dust and fines from the grain as it is dried, leaving you with precisely what you want in store - a cleaner better finished sample with a higher hectolitre weight. With regard to safety and the environment, the new SkyVac is a major inroad into the problem of dust in the atmosphere. You and your staff can now work in a far cleaner, less dusty environment and get the benefits of a better sample at the same time.


GT Sky-Vac Grain Cleaner 
Improve grain quality
Improve hectolitre weight
Increase safety when storing your grain
Reduce the risk of fire as you remove dust and chaff throughout the dryer
Easily installed on new or existing dryers
Anti-static, high density quality tubing
Moulded cyclone for a safer, cleaner system
Single or 3 phase electric drive fan unit
Fits either horizontal or standard discharge machines

Grain Guard Control Box

GT Grain Guard Control BoxThe OPICO grain dryer models 395QF, 595QF, 600QF, 795QF, 800QF feature the unique controls for safer accurate drying.

The GT Grain Guard Control Box has a self diagnostic fault finder which automatically monitors all drying functions on the dryer.

These include drying temperature, grain temperature, flame failure, power failure, fan failure, fuel supply, agitator, auger and PTO speeds.

During the entire time the dryer is in operation the electrical supply is monitored.

Should any of the functions of the dryer fail the gas supply is automatically shut off, a precise message is given on a LCD read out.

The safety and fault diagnosis is carried out automatically.

Maintenance and servicing is made more effective and almost immediate diagnosis of any fault can be made by the operator thus requiring minimal service intervention.

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