Crop Drying

More than 80 percent of grain dryers use propane, helping farmers meet a high demand in a short season. We know that efficiency is key, especially during harvest, and producers are able to save time, money, and bushels with propane. Take a look at these reasons growers are switching to propane:

Energy efficient

  • Propane-fueled grain drying units offer increased consistency by distributing very precise heat, which ensures that grain is dried more evenly.
  • New propane-powered grain dryers use nearly 50 percent less thermal energy to get the job done.
  • Propane dryers require as little as 1,650 British thermal units (BTUs) to remove one pound of water, compared to 3,500 BTUs with older technologies.

Quality & reliability

  • Grain drying with propane reduces crop exposure to weather and decreases overdrying, resulting in increased grain quality and higher yields.
  • Results from the Propane Education & Research Council’s 2014 Propane Farm Incentive Program found that for drying grain, propane is the top choice among farmers. Of those surveyed, 50 percent said they chose propane for its reliability and environmental friendliness.

Find these stats and more about the energy-saving benefits of propane grain dryers at Propane.com.

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