Making tracks for Dowerin

WITH spring just around the corner, several of Australia’s key agricultural field days will be held in the coming days and weeks, starting wit the Dowerin Field Days in Western Australia on Wednesday.
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Barber Engineering from Horsham in Victoria will make the long haul to Dowerin Field Days this week. Picture Ben White.

Mark Saunders

A favourite of Kondinin Group (which will proudly have a site at Dowerin), the two-day Dowerin event will play host to a huge range of machinery from all over the country.

Included in the list of exhibitors drawn to the west from the east is Deniliquin, New South Wales-based Berrima Engineering and Horsham, Victoria-based Barber Engineering.

Berrima Engineering will be displaying its latest large-scale hay rakes while Barber Engineering will have a 110-tonne capacity mother bin at the site.

Barber Engineering is one of several mother bin manufacturers Kondinin Group has visited recently as part of producing its latest Research Report on mother bins.

As on farm grain production has become subject to economies of scale in recent years, so has grain storage and logistics. The grain handling chain is trying to keep pace with Class 8,9 and 10 harvesters, and this has given rise to larger and larger chaser bins, mother bins and field bins in an effort to keep the large capacity harvesters running.

The mother bin Research Report will be published in the September edition of the Farming Ahead magazine and will also cover bins from Bromar, Coolamon, Dunstan, Finch and GrainKing.

If you are visiting the Dowerin Field Days, please stop in at the Kondinin Group stand and say hello to the team.

For more details, visit www.dowerinfielddays.com.au