Pedestal fan systems are increasingly becoming a way to ensure crops cool down and stay pest-free post-harvest, say manufacturers.
Portable fans are environmentally conscious, cheap to run and easy to move around, say suppliers Gibbons Agricultural. The company’s Plug&Cool system – a simple plug and play kit – requires no specialist knowledge, controls or wiring.
They work by monitoring the differential temperature of the grain pile with the ambient air, with no need to be running a fan and turning it on and off manually. The fan is placed on the pedestal and plugged into the panel – which is then plugged into the wall.
Manufactured in their UK warehouse, the new pedestals have an impressive range of specifications. Built to make life easier they have standardised perforations. This keeps the air flowing equally and makes for more effective crop conditioning.
Perforations are 125mm x 3.5mm – large enough that the air flows out smoothly, but not blocked by grain. The polypropylene is hard wearing, super thick and sturdy, so there is no chance of rusting or buckling.