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Nyrex Chaser Bin Handles Harvest Needs

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Dowerin farmers Kane Ralph (left) and his father Graham with Boekeman Machinery salesman Leith Johnson, Dowerin.

IT’S hard to go past machinery you regard as reliable.
And when it comes to upgrading, those thoughts come to the fore, particularly remembering past seasons when particular machines caused only little dramas.
That was the case for Dowerin farmers Graham Ralph and his son Kane when it came time to upgrade their 18 tonne Trufab chaser bin at Boekeman Machinery, Dowerin.
“We’ve had Trufab chasers since the early 2000s and they’ve always been reliable,” Graham said.
“We upgraded to the new 22 tonne capacity Nyrex bin because it has a few more features than our existing model, including a 22 inch (55 centimetre) diameter unloading auger.
“It’s heaps faster than our old model which discharged 10-12 tonnes a minute.
“This model unloads between 15 and 17 tonnes a minute making it a little easier to keep up to the header.”
The other features the father and son combination liked were the choke on the cross auger to control grain flow and the fact the chassis is bolted not welded, to minimise cracking.
“It’s also got bigger 800 tyres on three metre spacings which makes flotation better and it’s easy to clean out” Graham said.
The Nyrex is manufactured by re-badged Cunderdin manufacturers TRUFAB Global and is a flat-pack design with an eye to export markets.
It is available in capacities between 28,000 litres and 62,000 litres and the company uses high tensile steel with Huck bolts, similar to those used in building a truck chassis.
The military-grade fasteners have been specifically chosen due to their strength, the clamping and ceasing movement and vibration-resistant features.
“The combination of Strenx panels and Huck bolts make Nyrex a modular bin that can be easily repaired, as well as easily attainable around the world,” the company’s managing director Martin Trewarn said.
While strong, the overall result is a lighter bin, with the use of Strenx high-strength structural steel – high tensile, light weight steel from Sweden.
It is processed and cut by Trufab using a CNC method, ensuring every panel has been accurately laser cut.
The overall result is a bin about 700 kilograms lighter than the former Grain King range.
According to Trufab, the weight reduction will be a huge advantage with less ground disturbance and less pulling power, meaning less fuel.
The bin is designed with tandem axles and built-in brakes with the option of tyres or tracks.
It can be optioned with a firefighting tank fitted to the side.
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Charlie Boyle- York Farmer

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Thinking outside the shed!
Farming is becoming an increasingly more difficult industry to survive in. Every day presents a new challenge, rising costs of inputs, battling the weather, and increased interest rates are just the beginning. Those that test the bounds of convention are among the innovative and inspiring group this industry is comprised of. Farmers are renowned for overcoming challenges with creativity and elbow grease.

Charlie Boyle is among those willing to defy the norm and innovate by untraditional means. In addition to cropping the home farm Broadlands, located eight kilometres South of York, the Boyle family leases another farm forty kilometres to the East of York, deep in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia. As all farmers know, leases are not guaranteed to last for multiple seasons, and some are not ideally suited for a satellite farm operation. When considering a lease that lacked infrastructure a fair distance from the home farm, Charlie recognized an unconventional application to a mother bin that would solve his dilemma. “It’s a versatile piece of machinery if you look at it as more than a mother bin,” Charlie said. A Grain King 85 tonne mother bin with stainless steel floors and augers to prevent corrosion was his clear solution.
The Grain King mother bin allows for easy on farm storage of grain during harvest of fertiliser during seeding time. Road transport is not a problem due to the compact bin design, making long distance moves easier. The full length roll tarp will protect your investment be it grain or fertiliser. This innovation in farming is just one example of the resourcefulness that surrounds the Australian farming community. You can’t control the weather, but you can control how fast you get your grain off and into storage, a Grain King mother bin will increase efficiency.
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Rowan Fulwood- Cunderdin Farmer

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Bin cuts to the chase!
In past years, many farmers have seen the devastation of summer rains downgrading their crops. Getting the grain off the paddock quickly means less chance of a downgrade, and ultimately greater peace of mind going into harvest. Many farmers are stacking the deck in their favour to avoid a potentially devastating downgrade. A chaser bin not only increases header efficiency, but ultimately it could save money and heartache in the long run.

Rowan Fulwood farms north of Cunderdin at the home farm of Elsewhere and has an additional lease farm nearby. The 6,000 acres keeps his Case 2588 busy as he works to get the grain off as quickly as possible. The 25 tonne bin has been a perfect addition to the Fulwood’s program, especially in the last couple of years when summer rains have come early across the state of Western Australia. Rowan can attest, “The bin makes my harvest easier and more efficient, plus I know it’s reliable.” He bought the bin back in 2008, and hasn’t looked back.
The 25 tonne bin is also perfect for grain storage once the header turns off at night. “We use contractors to cart most of our grain, and that 25 tonne already off the paddock from the night before makes it easier to keep up with the trucks,” says Rowan. The 25t bin is optimal for storage, as it is half a road train ready to go first thing in the morning.
With another year shaping up quite nicely in Western Australia, Rowan is looking forward to another harvest with his Grain King chaser bin. You can’t predict the weather, but you can get the grain off faster, making Grain King products a smart investment.
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Grain King at Dowerin – Dual Bin

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Dual Bin- Winner at Dowerin!
Grain King had the honour of taking out the award for “Best New Release- Allied Equipment.” Our newly released Dual Purpose Bin was the feature equipment that can be used at seeding and at harvest. The versatility of the bin makes it a very cost effective option. The bin is designed with a longitudinal center diving wall, and twin sweep augers feeding to a single discharge auger.

“The Dual Purpose Bin increased our efficiency by dramatically reducing the fill time of the air seeder. Instead of 40-45 minutes as with the old system, a full fill took 8 minutes, less downtime is crucial for us. Looking forward to using the bin during harvest, the 18inch auger will come in handy.”- Ross Allison
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45t Triple Bin a big winner!

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It’s almost a predictable intuitiveness of farmers to seek better ways to do things.
That was the case last year when York, WA, farmer Walter Johnson assessed his 12 tonne triple bin Flexi-Coil air seeder linked to a 12.2m DBS precision seeder.

“We had two old five-in-bins and old trucks,” he said. “What I wanted was one bin that had the capacity to fill the box over three shifts to make refills more efficient and faster,” he said.
So he approached Cunderdin manufacturer Trufab to design a bin with three compartments and three augers to simultaneously discharge seed, compound fertiliser and urea into the air seeder.
The result was Trufab’s first triple axle seed and super bin with a capacity of 45 tonnes.
“It solved our issues and we also can use it as a field bin at harvest,” Walter said. “At a pinch it can be used as a chaser bin on flat country.
“Now it only takes us five minutes to load the air seeder whereas it used to take between 45 minutes and an hour using the five-in-one bins.”
While Walter sparked Trufab into action to build the triple axle bin, the company has always had a focus on matching its bins to increasingly bigger capacity equipment.
Timing, of course, is the essence and as cropping programs increase so does the demand for large, mobile capacity infrastructure to minimise re-fills.
The Trufab Grain King triple axle seed and super bin meets this demand.
It has been designed with front and rear-steering axles and brakes.
The three compartments provide farmers who are not into liquid nitrogen to carry urea for deep banding at seeding.
Specially designed stainless steel 30cm diameter augers enable fast discharge rates with in-cab and auger-mounted controls for loading and unloading.
The augers are designed with self-closing weather caps to completely seal the bin from the weather when used with a heavy duty roll tarp, which comes standard on all Grain King bins.
There also is an option for auger-mounted flood lights for night work.
Grain King Seed and Super bins also have the ability to be used as a fire-fighting unit once fitted out with the fire-fighting option.
This comprises two 400L poly tanks, 25m fire-fighting hose on a poly reel, Honda Davey pump and a Quickloc easy filling inlet with breather.
The bin is made from heavy duty gauge material painted with top quality two-pack epoxy paint, providing protection against corrosive properties in fertilisers.
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Rodd King

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It has been 16 years since Rodd King invested in his first piece of Grain King Machinery. Rodd King decided that a 25T Chaser Bin could benefit his farm in numerous ways, but the most significant would be the ability to maintain their speed throughout harvest and seeding, setting themselves up to ensure they are always staying ahead of the game. Rodd did not hesitate when it came to investing in his 25T Chaser Bin, as he knew it meant a more efficient harvest with a high quality machine. All 25T Chaser Bins have standard features that include a low centre of gravity, and full braked heavy duty axles, a high rate 18” unloading auger.

In 2008 Rodd decided to continue his support of Grain King, this time investing in a Tandem Axle Chaser Bin. The Tandem Axle Chaser Bin has been engineered for a smooth ride and maximum safety including fully braked self-steering axles equipped with full leaf spring suspension. Rodd said his previous experience with Grain King gave him the confidence to invest in another bin, reassured by the fact that the machine is made locally, and built to last.
This year, Rodd has again decided to upgrade his fleet of machines, adding a 30T Chaser Bin to his operation. When asked why the second purchase Rodd stated he just didn’t quite comprehend the size and amount of grain that would be filling the bin.
The 30T Chaser Bin is just as reliable in the paddock, and allows for a larger amount of grain to be stored and transported. This machine paired with the 25T Tandem Axle will increase the productivity of harvest, allowing it to be a quick, and easy process. Leaving more time to enjoy the holidays with his family.
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Wheatbelt Thinks Pink!

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It’s big, it’s proud and it’s unashamedly very pink.
But this strange spectacle is delivering a message of hope to farmers and their families across the Wheatbelt.

And though it might seem odd to see a pink grain chaser bin in the middle of a paddock, the hire product is in demand throughout the agricultural community.
Trufab, the company that manufacturers Grain King field and chaser bins, has painted two of its hire chaser fleet bright pink as a reminder that cancer can target anyone, including farmers and their families.
Trufab managing director Vince Trewarn said the company would donate part of its hire proceeds from these bins to breast cancer awareness and support programs, through the McGrath Foundation.
“The farming industry is built around family and community, and we have had some locals in our community affected by breast cancer,” he said.
“It’s a little thing for us to paint a bin pink, but this message really resonates within our industry.”
The bins will travel around the Wheatbelt throughout the harvest period, with one now in use in the central Wheatbelt Shire of Cunderdin.
“The other is heading down to Newdegate before winding up in Gnowangerup later this season,” he said.
Cancer survivor David Godfrey, who is currently hiring one of the bins, said he understood only too well the challenge of fighting cancer while living in a regional area.
“When I heard about this initiative, I wanted to hire this chaser bin to contribute to the campaign to support those experiencing cancer, particularly people in regional WA,” he said.
The McGrath Foundation raises money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia and to increase breast awareness in young Australians through their Curve Lurve initiative.
McGrath Breast Care Nurses are a self-referred free service to help support Australians and their families going through a breast cancer experience.
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36t Track Bin

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Grain King paddock solutions have always been at the forefront of the industry in terms of design and innovation. As a growing company, we believe it is important to invest in innovation that delivers efficiency, which is why we are unveiling the next generation of Grain King machinery with our top of the line 36 tonne track chaser bin complete with a 24-inch unloading auger.

Cunderdin farmers Cody and Tim Fulwood visited the Grain King manufacturing facility while the 36-tonne bin was in production. Cody Fulwood is very enthusiastic about the future of Grain King machines, “bringing in these top of the line tracks and increasing their auger size shows that Trufab understands the issues facing farmers. We spend a lot of time and resources on mouldboarding and deep ripping, and don’t want to go back at harvest time and undo all the work.” The Camso tracks on the new bin design are highly sought after with a design to achieve minimal compaction and ultimate floatation.
As many farmers make the significant investment to enrich their dirt through mouldboarding, spading, deep ripping, compaction becomes a pressing issue. Ultimately a field trial of the Camso tracks versus flotation tyres yielded incredible results of a 5% financial gain overall per acre through increased water absorption, a larger and healthier root system, a more consistent seed depth, a 53% reduction in ground pressure and 20% less soil compaction. Grain King decided Camso would be the perfect company to partner with as they are also leaders in their field.
“Grain King is the market leader, and we like to shop local, it’s great WA farmers have access to such an innovative company right in our backyard,” say Tim Fulwood. They appreciate the Grain King products are the market leader renowned for a high-quality finish, great resale value, and are extremely durable. Australian made, for Australian Conditions.
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