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Manor Farm

BK Grain were asked by Ben Smith & Sons to install a 70 tonne per hour continuous flow dryer, together with elevators and a 150 tph conveyor at Manor Farm in Wantage.

The team at BK designed the scheme and then took it from a greenfield site to fully operational in just 8 weeks, between June and the harvest. What’s more, the project also included an adjacent machinery store that links all existing stores, now operating with the same machinery to 5 stores.

On the site, we installed a brand new 150tph drying facility with 900 tonne storage capacity. This included:

  • 2 new 35tph dryers
  • A 120 tph cross converter
  • 3 silos, with 300 tonne capacity in each
  • A 200 tonne wet bin
  • A 50 tonne tipping pit
  • A high level catwalk

The project also included the manufacture of a 60 tonne below ground intake pit, fabricated by the customer from drawings supplied by BK.


Simon Bird, Director - BK Grain

We spend a lot of time talking to our customers at the beginning of a project to understand their needs, then we design the operation from scratch so that we can build the facility around the specific requirements of the store operator. We then project manage the whole process from start to finish, ensuring that all the various trades and contractors work together with our in-house team to ensure the project is finished on time.