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Has anybody used the Airguard Blockage Prevention System? It appears to be a radiator type thing that mounts in front of your fan intake and uses your hydraulic oil to heat the intake air. Just wondering if it works at all. Looking for ways of preventing fertilizer dust buildup in air system during high humidity conditions.
 

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I had lots of trouble with my canola blend the last 2 years and plugging. This year my fertilizer supplier added about 7L of soy oil per tonne of fertilizer...no dust what so ever while unloading at home into my bin and I could run my 95' 13" auger full with a 6430 tractor. I'm looking forward to seeding.
 

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I'm curious too. I thought about putting one on my 3450 because I was constantly plugging last year. I'm sceptical though, I can't see that it would make much difference.
It works and it works well. if you warm air up by a few degrees it can hold a lot more moisture so it does not condense out in the tubes. We have been doing it for years in Australia, and its free after the initial setup cost.
 

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I had lots of trouble with my canola blend the last 2 years and plugging. This year my fertilizer supplier added about 7L of soy oil per tonne of fertilizer...no dust what so ever while unloading at home into my bin and I could run my 95' 13" auger full with a 6430 tractor. I'm looking forward to seeding.
Sounds like a good idea. Has your auger flighting ever built up with fertilizer? Does soy oil prevent build up?
 

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I had lots of trouble with my canola blend the last 2 years and plugging. This year my fertilizer supplier added about 7L of soy oil per tonne of fertilizer...no dust what so ever while unloading at home into my bin and I could run my 95' 13" auger full with a 6430 tractor. I'm looking forward to seeding.
This is on product you brought home this winter.
What was the extra cost?
 

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I had lots of trouble with my canola blend the last 2 years and plugging. This year my fertilizer supplier added about 7L of soy oil per tonne of fertilizer...no dust what so ever while unloading at home into my bin and I could run my 95' 13" auger full with a 6430 tractor. I'm looking forward to seeding.
Wow, you got my undivided attention too!
What sort of blend gm?
I would not be surprized if caking/lumping in storage might be a smaller issue as well!:)
And at only 0.7% inclusion. About 0.6% by weight.
 

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We installed 4 units on two CNH carts in South Dakota this fall with lots of success. Titan Machinery in Highmore, SD installed them and it solved their customers plugging issues. Eric Volek is the Precision Farming Specialist there and helped install them. I am trying to get before and after pictures, but the only ones that I have are after the system was installed. Customer was very happy with how they performed. They were having issues with the sensors building up with gunk. The enclosed picture is after 3000 acres of use.

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We installed 4 units on two CNH carts in South Dakota this fall with lots of success. Titan Machinery in Highmore, SD installed them and it solved their customers plugging issues. Eric Volek is the Precision Farming Specialist there and helped install them. I am trying to get before and after pictures, but the only ones that I have are after the system was installed. Customer was very happy with how they performed. They were having issues with the sensors building up with gunk. The enclosed picture is after 3000 acres of use.

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Do you have any specs as to how much the air temperature is raised? That would tell how much the humidity is being lowered.
 

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I always thought of doing this to keep my oil cooler on the tractor for me the less dust build up would be a fringe benefit. I wouldn't spend $2500 though about $500 is parts you could build it yourself as long as you had a cooler bypass so as not to create restriction and overload your safety line
 

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We are working on getting some actual numbers "Prairie Boy". It is difficult as each machine has different air flow, and oil usage. Also every tractor cools the oil differently. We are going to do a theoretical calculation based on some constants to give our customers an idea of what to expect under those conditions.

Alfred123, I know that it sounds expensive, but this unit is not just a rad mounted to the fan. We have built in safety features to ensure that the system is protected. Your choice, but there is value there. I have heard of several guys trying to build their own and ending up blowing the rad up due to improper design.
 

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Sorry for not keeping up to this thread but I'll try to answer your questions as best as I can

Sounds like a good idea. Has your auger flighting ever built up with fertilizer? Does soy oil prevent build up?
Snipe I haven't had trouble on my air tank with build up on the augers...just on the airguard exhaust vent and the seed tubes

This is on product you brought home this winter.
What was the extra cost?
They charged us $15/Tonne of fertilizer extra...I will research the actual cost of the oil itself, I think we might be able to do it cheaper ourselves...just meter it into the auger as you unload at home into your bin should be enough mixing I think

Wow, you got my undivided attention too!
What sort of blend gm?
I would not be surprized if caking/lumping in storage might be a smaller issue as well!:)
And at only 0.7% inclusion. About 0.6% by weight.
Don we had it added to straight 11-52-0 (might not have needed it since I've never had a problem with straight P) and we added it to our canola blend 16-25-0-13. I just know from my neighbors who have used it a couple of years already that it greatly reduces lumps. I couldn't believe how easily it unloaded.:D
 

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Gm it was my 13 inch that I use to put it in the bin is what I am having build up problems with. I thought it was the potash but none of that in my blend this year and still major build up problems. Thanks
 

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Gm it was my 13 inch that I use to put it in the bin is what I am having build up problems with. I thought it was the potash but none of that in my blend this year and still major build up problems. Thanks
I use a 13" as well to unload and this year was the first time ever that I ran it almost at full capacity with a JD 6430. I would say it didn't auger any harder than winter wheat.;) I was really amazed. :)
 
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