Bins have come a long way from the rather leaky wooden buildings of yore. But despite shiny new metal materials, powder coating and hopper bottoms, bins still have a fatal flaw — a lack of substantial airflow through the grain mass.
Enter aeration modifications. From big fans, to bigger fans, and large cylinders and screens, farmers and manufacturers have been playing with ways to move air in the bin for a very long time. Jeremy Hartsook is one such person who was stumped by improving on the current bin aeration systems, until he decided to think inside the box.
Hartsook was at Canada’s Farm Progress Show to highlight his solution to moving air in the bin — the Air Cube. In this video below, Hartsook explains why he chose this shape, what bin sizes the Air Cube fits in and how long it takes two people to install the cube (click here for the full how-to video).