Two drive over pits form the initial intake route with a combined capacity of 240 tonnes per hour. During busy times on-floor stores provide temporary storage to keep the combines moving.
Chichester grain operate two 40 tonne per hour continuous flow Perry driers. These were installed new in 2009.
Two 40 tonne per hour pre-cleaners are used before any crop enters the driers, these are used to take most of the chaff and any small light debris out of the sample. Chichester Grain also have a Camas aspirating sieve cleaner for more precise specifications.
Four hopper bottom wet bins provide the feed to the driers, these have a combined capacity of over 1000 tonnes. Three additional on-floor bunker stores provide any back-up storage required during a wet harvest.
Storage at Chichester Grain is provided through a combination of silo’s and on-floor sheds. The large bulk stores provide the most cost effective form of storage while the silo’s allow segregation of crops and quality.
Chichester Grain is fully TASSC assured and the fully equipped laboratory can provide the following tests:
The laboratory machines are part of two ring testing schemes, UKNIR and the Frontier Testing Scheme. These provide monthly standard samples to check all machines are fully calibrated. All laboratory staff are professionally trained on the equipment prior to every harvest.