Jason Webster, Commercial Agronomist with PTI Farms, gives a quick run down of the Walkabout Mother Bin “grain cart” on Episode 33 of InsidePTI – Harvest Edition.
The team at PTI harvested corn using the Mother Bin, or, as they call it, their very large grain cart. They have been using the Mother Bin for two years at the PTI Farm. They don’t have grain storage at the farm yet, so the 4000 bushels of temporary storage that the Mother Bin provides has really worked well for them.
They use it to keep the combines moving in the field, keep them efficient, that way they aren’t stopped, unable to harvest grain. How? It’s temporary storage until the trucks can come get the grain. And, when they get done with a field, they put the remaining grain in the Mother Bin and let the crew get it away and done while the combines and grain carts move on to the next field to get it opened up.
Inside PTI’s agronomy tip of the day: Efficiency is everything in farming.
Watch this episode of InsidePTI and check out how Jason and the PTI farm crew use the Mother Bin for maximum efficiency and hear from him the many benefits he sees in the Mother Bin.
WATCH EPISODE 33 HERE
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