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New corn burners

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by x.system, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Spent the last 2 days putting together corn burners and silos for the shop. Took a good day to put the 2 silos together. Spent the next day setting them and assembling the hoppers and augers and setting up the burner. Still have 1/2 a day left on the other burner. Our radiant heat will now be our backup.

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  2. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,510

    thats pretty sweet
     
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    From that pic it would look like you are feeding hogs in that shed. :jester:

    ps Tham ain't silos. :drinkup:
     
  4. Williams Ex Co

    Williams Ex Co Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 24

    Looks like an A-Maize-ing furnace. I have one that heats my house and its awesome.... About3300 square feet and it can run us out with the heat. I think I have only had it on its highest setting a few times.....
     
  5. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    how many bushels does each one hold?
     
  6. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Each bin holds 3.5 ton and they said that will leave a 2 to 3' air gap at the top.
     
  7. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    how does this thing work?
     
  8. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    There's an auger in that tube, you turn on the auger, fill the hopper inside (they say once a week) then the corn burner will feed itself from the hopper.
     
  9. PrimoSR

    PrimoSR Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    That's pretty cool.
     
  10. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    WHats a set-up like that cost ya?? How do you fill the silos? go up a ladder with a 50lb bag of corn and dump it in?? I have no idea. lol
     
  11. doubleedge

    doubleedge Member
    from ND
    Messages: 64

    They probably use an auger.
     
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    An auger truck like this for an example.

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  13. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Delivery truck with an auger will fill them. We got this stuff back in June but I think the furnace was about $2800 with a hopper and I want to say $2600 for a 3.5 ton bin and auger setup.
     
  14. Marek

    Marek Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    how long will that heat your shop ? What size is the building ?
     
  15. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    2 shops, 48x80 and 48x60 I've been told I should be able to last all winter with 1 full bin for each shop.
     
  16. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    How much does it cost to fill the hopper?
     
  17. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    So this is a forced air corn burner. Are you putting more duct work on the top.

    I am thinking about heating a shop with in floor heating using a Wood Burning Boiler. I know nothing about either one of these systems.
     
  18. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Is burning corn still economical with the price being fairly high like it is?
     
  19. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    I still have to have a heating and cooling guy come out and run duct work and exhaust. I also have to get an electrician to wire it up.

    If you have the option of in floor heat I would go that route.

    We have propane, radiant heat now (5 heaters). It works nice but last season our propane bill was about $1500 per month, $3000 to fill it every two months. Right now we can get cleaned corn for $7 a bushel delivered. It would have to get up over $9 a bushel before propane could even compete. The smaller shop only needs to be 60 degrees so that corn furnace will be set at the lowest setting. The other shop will be set at around 68 degrees so its comfortable to work.
     
  20. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    so how many bushels does each silo hold?