If you’re looking for a portable grain dryer that purrs like a kitten, take a look at the new GSI Quiet Dryer.
GSI rolled out the dryer at the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, last week. In the video below, Jarod Wendt, GSI grain conditioning engineering manager, explains that a new fan design is the big reason the manufacturer has been able to cut noise levels by 50% compared to standard portable dryers with vane-axial fans.
The patent-pending all-heat Quiet Dryer uses a commercial strength quiet blower with fewer blades, less open design and heavier duty construction that offers reduced noise and a softer, more pleasing sound compared to axial fan dryers, explains Wendt. It’s also quieter and more energy-efficient than centrifugal fans, which require twice as much horsepower to deliver the same amount of air.
Wendt adds that some competitive portable dryers offer reduced noise, but often by sacrificing efficiency or capacity. He says the GSI Quiet Dryer fully maintains grain quality, dryer capacity, flame quality and proper air/heat mix. For 2017, GSI will offer 12-foot through 26-foot single heater, single module versions.