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Farm Fans grain dryer
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Lynn Kasdorf    Posted 09-06-2002 at 08:56:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I have salvage permission for a nice grain dryer- a Farm Fans model AB350A. It looks very much like the one pictured in the link I provided.

The sheet metal has rusted through in many places, otherwise I'd think that the whole unit could be salvaged. I've been stripping the various (nice!) single phase motors for use with power tools.

It has 2 enormous turbine fans, that I think are 39" diameter and powered by 20hp direct drive motors(!). Single phase 230vac, no less.

The big fans look to be in reasonable shape (little rust). The motors may need new caps and bearings, but I am doing that to a bunch of motors anyway.

My question is- will 2 huge fans like this be of use to anybody? Are they worth salvaging? They will be a bit of a chore to remove, get into the truck, and rebuild, due to their size. I'm just wondering if I'll be able to sell them after all my efforts, or whether they only are useful in a grain dryer. These suckers would ventilate a building in a hurry!

Jackie Wells C.O. Centra    Posted 11-04-2008 at 08:38:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
As far as the fans go as long as wired propoerly these fans can ne used for a variety of perposes, on that note if you have pulled the flame switches please contact me i am interested in posibly purchasing them from you

Jackie Wells
Central States Mechanical

Nathan(GA)    Posted 09-06-2002 at 19:38:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lynn, If you are a packrat like me, haul 'em home. I'd like to have 'em. I wish I could find free stuff around here. These fellows offering a state full!

Don't pay 'em any attention, I think the cat peed in their cornflakes this morning! Folks have gotten wild about ads lately. I've been coming here for about 4 years now. This is the worst I've seen it.

Burrhead    Posted 09-06-2002 at 20:21:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dang it don't seem that long. Then again with oldtimers and CRS my memory clears ever night.

suds    Posted 09-06-2002 at 11:42:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
sorry some opf these guys get PMS too

Hey suds !!! Jim(MO)    Posted 09-06-2002 at 11:57:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats an old family moniker. Where are you ????

suds    Posted 09-06-2002 at 15:02:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
sorry to hit your sore spot Jim Just think posting was of no harm

Jim(MO)    Posted 09-06-2002 at 15:23:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Not a sore spot at all, just thought one of my brothers might be lurking out there. We were all called that at one time or another growing up. Goes back to when my father he was a kid...

Ron/PA    Posted 09-06-2002 at 10:41:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Lynn, If you had taken the time to check out this site you would have looked in the archives. Had you done this you would have found that most of us here consider your "OFFER" very rude. There is a reason that we don't want that stuff here. My main reason is that I have 3 such dryers, and all of my neighbors are welcome to raid them for parts. The reason that the parts are free?? We all have rusted out old "junk" equipment that we can't get rid of.
Thanx for reminding me of the loss that we have taken on these things, you kind of drive the point home, much like you would if you were to call my home try to sell me my own junk.
Thanx for nuttin

Did everyone get BLITZ last night cause you all seem to have hangovers...    Posted 09-06-2002 at 11:39:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
lose the attitude, please

Lynn Kasdorf    Posted 09-06-2002 at 10:45:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]

It was not an offer at all.

I simply like to recycle stuff, and I can't stand to see useful machinery going to waste, rusting away.

I've gotten some nice Baldor motors off this that will be very handy in my woodshop. I was simply trying to find out if these giant blowers are good for anything outside of their original use.

DUUUUMMMMMMAAAAAA$$$$$$$$$$$    Posted 09-06-2002 at 10:32:47       [Reply]  [No Email]

UHHHH, U MIGHT WANT TO POST THAT,,,,    Posted 09-06-2002 at 10:31:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
In the trading post, Why do you feel that you can throw in an advertisment??? I think that is so offensive that I would not look at your site, nor consider your SPAM as worthy of my time.
Haul that crap out of here and throw it in the spreader with you rusted out dryer, and the other assorted B.S.
Honest to god, if you want salvage rights to worn out old junk I can find you a state full, and none of us will take it for free!!!!!!

whoever posted this needs a sedative... relax    Posted 09-06-2002 at 11:35:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
geez... go back to bed and get up on the right side.

Lynn Kasdorf    Posted 09-06-2002 at 10:37:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]

This was not meant as an ad! I am simply trying to determine whether large fans like this can be used for somethign other than a grain dryer.

I pointed to that web site to illustrate the system that these came from. I don't expect anybody on this forum to be interested in them- they would be too hard to ship anyway. I'm just trying to determine if they are worth hauling home.

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