On April 11, 2013, I had a chance to demo a new Grain Vac VRX in barley to a whole bunch of people from the Cypress River, Manitoba area.
In the past, when moving barley and other light grains (ie: sunflowers, oats), grain vacuum users had to be careful not to overspeed their machine because the auger could not take the grain away as fast as the air could bring it in. The incoming grain would fill up the body and plug, which resulted in snapped shear pins or burning belts; in short - shutting down all grain handling right there. Understanding how this works is one thing - making a vac that can overcome this issue without a lot of fuss for the operator is another, but we have managed to do just that, and this demo was a great example of how it works.
We just shoved the hose into the full bin of barley, ran her up to 1000 rpm, adjusted the air throttle to the 5th hole, and as you can see in the pictures and video, the barley really flogged out of the auger. People couldn't believe their eyes and ears. They told me that they were most impressed with how fast and quiet it was. We loaded the farmer's tandem truck in 7 minutes. After the demo, we went over to our dealer's shop where people could get a close up look at the machine while enjoying some coffee and home-made apple fritters.
While everyone was doing that, I went completely around the machine and described all the unique features of the GrainVac VRX. People had great questions, suggestions, and listened attentively to what I had to say. Many who came to the event were wondering how soon they could get their own VRX, and what it was going to cost them to trade up. Marvin from Helgason & Arason was a totally awesome host to all of us.
Jody Duclos - Sales Manager, REM Enterprises Inc.
Video from the Event