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Tri M Farms, Bon Accord, Alberta

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Tri M Farms, Bon Accord, Alberta.

Skyway Grain Systems was very pleased to be awarded the chance to build this magnificent grain handling and storage facility for Murray Mulligan and his family at Tri M Farms just north of Edmonton at Bon Accord, Alberta. The system was constructed starting in May of 2019 and was commissioned for full operation by the end of August 2019.

List of Grain Storage in the system:

  • 12” x 10,000 Bushel Per Hour (BPH) Lambton Heavy Duty Loop drag chain conveyor system
  • Two 4000 BPH – Lambton 17” x 14” Curved Incline drag conveyors for unloading wet hoppers.
  • One Lambton 13” x 11” drag conveyor for transferring wet grain from the two 17” x 14” Lambton curved incline drags over to the bottom run of the loop conveyor, wet bucket elevator, or the dry bucket elevator
  • 4000 BPH Lambton 24” Head Pulley Galvanized Bucket Elevator for elevating the wet grain up into the dryer
  • Neco Model D24210 Mixed Flow Dryer capable of removing 5% moisture from Wheat at 1,850 bushel per hour (BPH) discharging cooled (this grain dryer was not supplied by Skyway Grain Systems Inc.).
  • 4000 BPH Lambton 24” Head Pulley Galvanized Bucket Elevator for elevating the dry grain from the grain dryer to the two Sukup 2109 dry surge hopper tanks as well as the Meridian Model 1420 hopper tank

Tri M Farms Grain Handling System Design:

The main component in the system is the 12” x 10,000 Bushel Per Hour (BPH) Lambton Heavy Duty Loop drag chain conveyor system. This Lambton Loop chain conveyor is equipped with two 60 HP drive corners which allows Tri M Farms to expand this loop line sometime in the future by two Sukup Model 4810 flat bottom bins ((62,523 Bushel each).

This Loop drag chain conveyor is installed on a slant where the top run goes across the top of the Meridian 1820 loadout bin above the truck loading/unloading driveway, the one Meridian Model 1435 wet surge hopper, the two Sukup 2109 wet surge hoppers, and the three Sukup Model 3611 flat bottom bins.

The other two Sukup 2109 hopper tanks and the Meridian Model 1420 hopper tank are positioned above the bottom run of the loop and all of the Springland U-Trough/sweep bin unloaders in the Sukup 3610 flat bottom bins unload directly into the bottom run of the loop.

So if a truck comes in from harvest with wet grain that needs to be run through the dryer it will drive onto the driveway ramp over the bottom run of the Lambton Grain Loop conveyor, unload into the truck receiving and from there the conveyor elevates and conveys, horizontally, the grain at 10,000 BPH into one of the two Sukup 2109 or Merdian 1435 wet surge hopper tanks.

The wet surge hopper tanks are unloaded through the Lambton 17”x14” curved incline drags to the Lambton 13” x 11” drag chain conveyor over to the wet grain Lambton Bucket elevator which takes it to the top of the Neco D24210 Mixed flow dryer

The 13”x11” drag conveyor that feeds the wet bucket elevator also delivers grain to the bottom run of the Lambton Loop chain conveyor as it goes over the bottom run of the loop and it has a two way valve at the head discharge, so that the operator can not only discharge grain into the wet bucket elevator, he can also discharge grain into the dry bucket elevator. (This allows the operator to fill the dry surge hopper tanks without going through the grain dryer).

The grain dryer has an extension on its unload drag conveyor so that it reaches out and drops dry grain directly into the boot hopper of the Lambton dry grain bucket elevator. This Lambton bucket elevator lifts the grain up and drops it into one of two Sukup 2109 hoppers or the Meridian 1420 hopper tank (dry surge hoppers). When these three dry surge hopper tanks are full of dry grain, they empty directly into the bottom run of the Lambton Grain loop, which allows the operator to move the dry grain at 10,000 BPH into any of the bins in the system.

When a truck comes in from harvest with dry grain it also unloads into the truck receiving hopper and from there the grain is elevated and conveyed to any storage bin in the system.

  • All storage in the system can be filled from the truck receiving driveway.
  • All storage in the system can be unloaded back to the Meridian 1820 hopper above the truck driveway.
  • And all the storage in the system is connected to the dryer.

Skyway’s crews started construction at the beginning of May 2019 and the system was commissioned and in full operation by the end of August 2019.