thanks, i was looking into the pga but just wanted some opinions first. 919 seems to be pop.A few years ago I was hoping to find a tester that was portable and I could use out at the bin or field. Bought both the Prairie Grain Analyzer (PGA) and the GAC at the farm show. Tried them both but decided to stay with the PGA because it was metal and seemed more durable. I bought a 2nd one the next year.
Last year they offered a free upgrade to their latest models. I absolutely love the new ones. I keep them at the auger when filling bins. It’s so easy to use so every load gets tested for moisture and bu weight so I don’t get surprises after. It’s rechargeable so I bring them home and plug them in every night.
I also use them when hauling out of bins even through the winter. They seem to be very accurate both on warm or cool days, and both with warm or cold grain. When it gets -5 or below I’d say it’s still within 1/2 a point. It’s avoided a lot of surprises going to the elevator especially out of aereation bins as the top can be tougher than expected.
They can give a printout of each test or they will send it to your phone through Wifi. We don’t have Wifi at the bin yards so I’ve never tried that feature. I hardly ever use the 919 any more and would never pay to refurbish it if it quit.