Flaman Agriculture Blog

Sep 14, 2020

Move your grain this fall with the all-new AGI Hutchinson Double Run Chain Conveyor

The AGI Hutchinson Double Run Chain Conveyor is a brand new product to the Flaman lineup. It is built in Western Canada with the prairie farmer in mind. Manufactured at AGI’s plant in Swift Current, SK, it is designed to handle delicate crops grown on the prairies, like pulses, far more gently than an auger would. The UHMW plastic paddles gently convey grain  Maneuverable in Tight Spaces: Modeled after the clean grain elevator on your combine, its UHMW plastic paddles convey crops to your bin in a gentle manner. A huge benefit of this is the ability to operate at...

Jul 7, 2020

A Brief History of the Newest Flaman Store in Swift Current

Flaman Group of Companies started on the farm over 60 years ago, when founder Frank Flaman saw a way to help other farmers by buying bins in bulk. That spirit of “making things better” for the farming community continues on today, so when Flaman had the opportunity to partner with an innovative, farm-focused company like Gatco Manufacturing, known for its quality products designed for farmers, the choice was easy.   The Flaman Swift Current and Gatco location Products Designed by a Farmer, For Farmers Gatco was started by a Saskatoon area farmer, Gary Schreiner. Schreiner had a problem: he was...

Oct 9, 2019

Harvest 2019: An unconventional way to dry your grain in wet conditions

The 2019 harvest is shaping up to be frustrating for most.  It’s no secret that harvest is well behind this year, with only 34% of crops being combined in Alberta (47% 3-yr avg), 47% in Saskatchewan (75% 3-yr avg), and 71% in Manitoba (85% 3-yr avg) as of last week.  Wet weather has plagued the prairies, with record rainfall in Manitoba and snowfall in southern Alberta & Saskatchewan in September.  A combination of high moisture levels and widespread crop damage has contributed to diminished grade. It’s now a race to get remaining crops off the field and although we can’t control the weather, we can help you maintain the grade...

Jun 12, 2019

NECO Grain Dryer Build

We recently had the opportunity to build the largest private NECO grain dryer in Western Canada – a NECO Mixed Flow 6 Burner D24380 -- for a large farming operation outside of Edmonton, AB.  It was a complex endeavour with many moving parts, and it required many hours of planning to execute.    We had help from several outside sources: Freeway Transport, who were responsible for the dryer delivery; Xcaliber Crane & Rigging who handled the hoisting of the dryer; and Continental Bins, who provided assembly services.  Additionally, Ron Kleuskens from NECO supervised the build and many members of the...

Posted by: Paul Boechler

Category: Ag news

Feb 3, 2017

Kenaston, Sk Has New Grain Cleaning Technology

Spectrum Grain Solutions, located in Bashaw, Alberta, has purchased a BoMill TriQ grain sorter that has been installed in Kenaston, Sk. The Swedish-made BoMill TriQ has the capabilities to sort grain based on the interior make-up of each kernel, rather than the exterior appearance. It uses NIT (Near Infrared Transmission) technology to analyze each kernel and thus can sort grain based on fusarium, protein, vitreousness, seed quality and falling number at a speed of 25,000 kernels per second. For a full article click here.   Learn more about the new technology in BoMill products on our Flaman Grain Cleaning website....

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