Straight Wall Open Bulk Head

The Straight Wall Open Bulk Head (SWOBH) replaces aging, low-tech approaches to grain covering. The standard process involves large teams of people, often working at height in dangerous and windy conditions.

The structures are usually made of either hardwood or corroded steel structures and manual use of heavy impact equipment and primitive methods for fumigation are required.

 SWOBH Product benefits:

  1. ‍An 85% reduction in the time to cover grain.
  2. An estimated 58% reduction in casual labour operating costs based on the pilot test results
  3. Reduced risk of injury or death to employees as they spend 85% less time on the grain tarps.
  4. Reduced risk of injury or death for grain handling casual harvest employees on sites associated to heavy vehicle movements as a result of the anticipated 50-70% reduction in casual labour requirements.

Core Innovations

The core innovations of the SWOBH are:

  1. ‍An over-centre tarp locking clamping system
  2. A novel sliding tarp-tensioning system
  3. An airtight bulkhead structure that allows internal cross-sectional dispersion of fumigants

Retrofit Clamping System

The Retrofit Clamping System (RCS) replaces aging, low-tech approaches to grain covering. Our RCS fits to an existing wall structure and can be retrofitted over the top of the existing structure.  It allows for an increase in bulkhead height and capacity capabilities whilst also implementing the advantages of our unique clamping system.

 RCS Product benefits:

  1. An 85% reduction in the time to cover grain. 
  2. An estimated 58% reduction in casual labour operating costs based on the pilot test results
  3. Reduced risk of injury or death to employees as they spend 85% less time on the grain tarps.
  4. Reduced risk of injury or death for grain handling casual harvest employees on sites associated to heavy vehicle movements as a result of the anticipated 50-70% reduction in casual labour requirements.

Core Innovations

The core innovations of the RCS are:

  1. An over-centre tarp locking clamping system.
  2. A novel sliding tarp-tensioning system

Vacuum Unit

The vacuum unit allows chaff and grain spills to be cleaned in an efficient manner reducing the interruption to operations and requirement for labour during the grain in-load and out-load processes. Dual independent motor systems and storage compartments allow the separation of chaff and grain in the cleaning process to reduce waste. The units also have variable control and a remote suction lead that ranges from 5-20m to reduce the time associated to movement of vehicles. The vacuum units are designed for truck or trailer transport and can also be manufactured to custom specifications.