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Looking at updating my older 919 moisture tester. It spends its time in the dryer shed so portability is not needed. Anything better out there than a 919?

Talking to the elevator grading room they havnt used 919s for years. Its all new computerized protein and moisture testers, with huge price tags.

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Mini gac

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Mini gac x2. Think there is a mini gac plus if you desire more readings.

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What's wrong with the 919? It's still the gold standard that everything else is calibrated against. There are digital charts available for the 919, but really reading a paper chart is no big burden.

Having a protein tester would be interesting.
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919 still industry standard as far as I know, just was looking at the CGC site and it is specifically mentioned. Most elevators I deal with still use one.
I have both a 919 and the Trimet 393 which works the same but is more portable.

If you have an older 919 send it in and have it gone thru and updated, be cheaper than buying new. I know you don't want the aftermarket upgrades, was something about someone adding a digital display or such, effected accuracy.

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I’ve got the bench GAC ordered. I probably did a 1000 grain tests last fall/winter. I need to quicken that up.

The mini GAC is pretty decent it’s mobile and quick but isn’t as accurate as the old 919
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I bought a mini gac last year. Really like it. Can test anywhere. But if you don't need portability, the 919 is still very accurate and will be around for a long time
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919 is way outdated and highly inaccurate as test weight goes up. There is a reason Viterra and some of the crushers haven't used them since 2017. Every line company we deal with today only uses GAC
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I’ve got the 919 automatic tester and it has been bang on with the elevators, quite satisfied.
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Iíve got the 919 automatic tester
In what manner is it automatic?

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