This will be our first time at Ag Days in Manitoba. Thank you for the recommendation to make the drive to this great show!
We all know it has been a whirlwind of a harvest this year across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and our friends south of the border.... and we look forward to seeing you at the show .
We truly value your feedback and experience along with insights and questions. Happy to meet up with you at our booth for a chat.
Other exciting updates include : Our Adaptive Ag Bindapt Plus! is up for a technology award in the new innovation AG tech category!
Please stop by Barn 4 - Booth 1816 & 1817!
2019 harvest was challenging so say the least. Both Refurbished and New heaters were high in demand, and pushed us up into the next model of heater: the Flagro FVO400-RC units.
The "RC" unit features a 16 inch fan inlet on its hood, originally designed for "Recirculating" intake air from a building allowing the re-heating of warm air as opposed to direct heating (cold) outside air. Although we don't use the recirc feature in grain drying, its upgraded 4000CFM blower fan is well suited to balance the air pressure on the other side of aeration fans, and better "fill out" non Adaptive Agriculture "no crush" ducting work.
The embedded squirrel cage blower fan seems to win at better fuel mileage when coupled with our adapter plates + thermostats, and has more efficient heat likely due to the higher 4000 CFM fans blowing heat farther as compared to our standard FVO-400 models. We have customers that have both units on their bins, and they prefer the upgraded model.
We have two types of units in stock: Diesel or Propane/Natural gas models. Output is the standard dual 12 inch ports. The RC unit comes with skid steer/ loader rails for easier move with full fuel as well as diesel ignition pre-heat (easy cold starts) and run flat tires. The RC unit also features a power voltmeter, that measures the standard 110V voltage feeding the unit, which is useful when running off generators. The RC unit draws about 8 amps of power on the new squirrel cage fan design, over the 11 amp draw on the regular (2500 CFM Axial fan) FVO-400 model.
We also have re-stock on the “Black Adaptive Ag” heater ducting, that features a ‘no crush’ 4 inch pitch ring, which is sewn on the outside of the ducting (and made in Saskatoon!)
Our adapter plates are tuned and matched for 5-20 HP fans, and we now have limited stock (new design) - better fitting 3hp secondary ring adapters now as well.
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Flagro 400,000 BTU diesel fired space heater, comes as a complete heating package c/w 2- 25foot heat delivery socks, and two transition pieces (mount on front of 5 or 7 HP aeration fans), it also comes with a thermostat and probe so you can adjust the air temperature going into your grain bin.
I used this unit warming air into two bins at the same time, and also used it with both socks going into one fan, drying one bin. The later was better.
Depending on the temperature outside, a tank of fuel will run between 13 hours and 48 hours, I was trying to have air going into the bin at about 32 degrees C.
Never had one before , bought this on September 22, and it paid for itself over and over in the next 3 weeks.
I think this equipment has far more applications than I'd have imagined for conditioning grain.
Personally, I straight cut grain at 18 -19 % , sometimes the combine monitor went into the 20's %, which seemed crazy at the time, but the forecast was for 8" of wet snow. Anyway, I finished the standing grain 10 hours before the snow, and spent the next week babysitting this dryer and my very damp grain. For the farmers in our area they know what happened to all that standing wheat , and durum, after the snow it was flat as a pancake, bleached and downgraded. The grain I warmed / dried with this heater was in the bin, top 2 grades, and dry. Over those 2 -3 weeks of drying, I was anxious to see how the grain would pan out, in the end I was very tired, but also tickled pink.
I don't know exactly how much this heater saved me, but I'd guess it was more than 10 times what I paid for it.
These heaters are usually used to heat buildings or equipment, and I have no doubt it would be great there as well. I paid $7,662.90 for the heater and accessories on September 25th, and I'm selling it for $6750.00.
Farmers if you don't have one of these, you should get this one.
Don't know when I last had equipment that paid for itself in one year, this thing paid for itself 10 times over in 3 weeks.
Why am I selling it you ask, well I'm retiring, my grain is dry, and I'm gonna spend some time with my grandkids.
This Flagro heater is as close to new as you'll find, still on the Pallet sitting on my little trailer (open warranty from Adaptive Ag)
The second picture shows the probe which you drill into your aeration transition, and the Binapt monitor shows the temperature of the probe, (which would be the temperature in the aeration ductwork if installed) and the lower number you set where you want the temperature to be, (in this case it reads 31C)
Many of our users have been asking for time of day adjustments for heat settings.
Just in time for canola season, Bindapt PLUS now offers an easier way to manage your heat.
Some of the guidelines suggest a 'ten degree over outside air temperature. This also has to be balanced with the concept of getting your bin warmed up to the "drying zone" of 20 degrees. One technique is to apply a larger amoutn fo supplemental heat during the day, using the lower part of the bin that has been warmed to continually draw warm dry air through the bin, and then backing off the heat at night.
Bindapt plus allows the flexibility for this to automatically happen with time heat control settings, while continuing to allow warm dry air to enter the bin. The In plenum humidity sensor visually allows you to see the air entering the bin and monitor the continued drying process by avoiding significant in bin humidity.
When canola warms up, a lot of humidity will quickly come out to the grain. The challenge is setting up an environment where there is sufficient air movement to allow that humidity to be drawn up and out of the bin.
When the dry heat is turned on, the blended humidity of the air entering the bin drops as shown below.
For more information about bindapt plus, contact us today!
NEW added feature = Added piece of mind! The Notifications feature is now available for humidity settings. Just in time for #Harvest19
Attached below is a real example of what happens in your bin in the middle of the night when your heater quits...and how BINDAPT PLUS monitors that activity.
Your heat drops, your humidity rises...quickly. An email and text message is sent to your phone and computer, preventing the resulting high humidity with straight outside air, not supplemented by heat that starts to enter the bin overnight.
BINDAPT PLUS not only tracks and monitors Air Temperature, Air Humidity and Static Pressure entering your grain bins, but also pushes notifications to your phone; helping you to more safely dry your grain, and stay in the loop when there is an issue with your fuel levels or even a power outage affecting your fan.
Simply click on the "Add interaction, and then select "If Humidity Percentage is greater than XXX, Notify" via text message + Email.
In the example below, supplemental heat blend takes the humidity from 86% down to the grain drying zone of 24% In the example below, the setpoint is set to 30 degrees, (which can be changed).
When the heater runs out of fuel, the example shows the drying process possibly going the wrong way (adding humidity into the bin). This could have been prevented by adding the interaction as shown below.
For more information about Bindapt PLUS , visit the following link : https://adaptiveagriculture.ca/bindapt.html
Adaptive Agriculture is looking for a few good people to join our team!
The ideal candidate would have the following Qualifications:
Education, College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Write specifications; Assemble and Calibrate electronic equipment and instruments; Assist in building and testing prototypes to specifications; Assist in design, development and testing; Assist in inspecting, testing and adjusting electronic components; Collect and compile operational or experimental data; Set up and operate specialized and standard test equipment to diagnose, test and analyze the performance of electrical and electronic components, assemblies and electronic systems.
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Fast-paced environment; Work under pressure; Attention to detail; Tight deadlines
Basic Computer and Technology Knowledge
Initiative; Effective interpersonal skills; Team player; Values and ethics; Organized
We have a few openings, Flexible part time or full time, week day, evening and or weekend work available, immediate start date.
Farm background is preferred, but not required. College (SIAST / SASK POLY, or EQUIV) is preferred.
Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Wednesday July 17 2019 (Saskatoon, SK)
Adaptive Agriculture Solutions Inc (“Adaptive Ag”), a Canadian Agriculture technology company, has announced the unveiling of its new smart grain bin controller “Bindapt+” at the Ag in Motion outdoor farm Expo today. Bindapt+ is an advanced heater control system that allows the adaptation of indirect fired heaters for the purpose of adding supplemental heat to grain bins, aiding the grain drying process. Bindapt+ offers a significant web based improvement on Adaptive Ag’s original “Bindapt” thermostat that falls into its Internet of Things (“IOT”) products and solutions for 2019.
Adaptive Ag is recognized as part of the Innovations Program celebrating the latest innovations in the Saskatchewan Agriculture industry for being a company with a new technology to assist farmers.
“We are excited in the evolution to Bindapt+ from our Bindapt Line of grain drying solutions," says lead product developer Dustin Maki. “The Bindapt+ controller allows the user to see and control the heater in real time on their smartphone and computer by reading static pressure values of any aeration fan, and couple it with the correct amount of safe heat. The Bindapt+ system also allows the farmer to plug into standard moisture and heat grain monitoring cables to tell the farmer when the grain is dry.“
The efficiencies of the new Bindapt+ IOT line allow realtime data analysis in a customized grain drying solution based on the type of grain and conditions inside the bin. The Bindapt+ system can be positioned for continuous grain monitoring year round.
Adaptive Ag is also showcasing their universally adaptable Bin Transition Aeration fan Adapter Plates and custom engineered ductwork at the show which made them popular for the 2018 harvest. Adaptive Ag is accepting pre-orders of its IOT devices at the Ag in Motion Expo to prepare for the 2019 harvest in the upcoming months. For more information about Adaptive Agriculture Solutions website please visit them online at
We are incredibly honored that Adaptive Agriculture is a finalist for Ag in Motion Innovations Program presented by TD Canada Trust in partnership with SREDA - Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority!😁
Our team is excited to be up for 'New Agriculture Equipment Award', and are proud to offer Bindapt - a technology to assist farmers and agriculture professionals with their grain drying process.
Congrats to ALL the finalists who are working diligently to advance the Saskatchewan Agriculture Industry!
If you are on Facebook, please feel free to reach out to our team. Everyone has put in a lot of effort getting us prepared for the show, and even being considered for an award is truly awe inspiring.
We are excited to announce that we will be at Ag in Motion July 16-18 just north of Saskatoon, Sk (Langham area).
The Ag in Motion show features over 500 exhibitors on 200 acres within an extremely interactive setting, in the heart of the Prairies.
Come check us out at the FCC tent. For more information about our booth and the show visit this link:
We will have special prizes and announcements at the show so stay tuned!
If you are coming in from out of town and wish to pickup Custom Engineering heater ducting for aeration, Heater parts, Adapter plate Aeration fan transitions, or thermostats for your Flagro or Frost Fighter heater pre-order now, and we can get your order ready for pickup at the show!
Previously posted from our other site, "theheaterguy.ca":
Its Below zero, we get many questions regarding if its too cold to dry grain? We have many farmers successfully drying grain from -13 to + 25 degrees Celsius. The key is making sure you have enough heat available, in combination with the ability to control the exact amount of heat necessary to hit the optimal heat settings depending on the type of grain, size of fan, and airflow going through the bin. Every drying scenerio is different, from what type of grain is in the bin, what is the moisture content of the grain, bin size, air flow , fan HP and CFM rate, how much grain in the bin, outside air temp, outside ari humidity, etc. Feel free to contact us for more info.
Ask us about our patent pending universal Aeration bin adapters that attach to any aeration fan. See adapter and thermostat on our website. Call or email us for more information and grain drying tips and charts today. Yes, we can help you get the correct combination of heat and airflow into the bin, and yes you can dry in this weather!