What is the cost when your dryer goes down?

Dryer preseason inspection and service reduces chance of expensive downtime during harvest and helps to ensure smooth and efficient operation.

30+ Point Dryer Preseason service checklist includes the following:

Avoid the pre-harvest rush and call your local provider to make an appointment for this valuable service.

 


  • SERVICE DEALERS
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  • MANUALS
  • TECH TIPS

Contact Your Local Zimmerman Tower Dryer
Service, Parts, and Maintenance Dealer:

Scheduled Maintenance and Service is a program of planned maintenance actions offered by servicing dealers aimed to reduce potential failures and breakdowns. Maintenance and Service activities include equipment checks, partial or complete overhauls at specified periods, oil changes, lubrications, etc.



ILLINOIS

Koehl Brothers
(covering Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee,
Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota)
615 N. Wood St.  •  Maroa, IL 61756
ph: 217-794-3412  •  fax: 217-794-5059
parts@koehlbros.com
Jeff Fjelstul

Koehl Brothers
(covering Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee,
Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota)
502 W. Walnut St. #508  •  Fairbury, IL 61739
ph: 815-692-2326  •  fax: 815-692-4512
parts@koehlbros.com
John Puckett

Nesbitt Construction / Innovative Electrical Solutions
(covering Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin)
11 W. Wilson St.  •  Henning, IL 61848
217-286-3280
Alan Elder

VandeVoorde Sales
(covering Northern Illinois, Eastern Iowa, and Southern Wisconsin)
18854 E. 2750 St.  •  Annawan, IL 61234
309-935-6382
Jeff VandeVoorde

Wedekemper’s
(covering Illinois and Missouri)
13405 Ferrin Rd.  •  Carlyle, IL 62231
618-226-3285
Garret Wedekemper



INDIANA

Midwest Ag System
(covering Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Illinois)
470 N. State Road  •  161 Rockport, IN 47635-8830
ph: 812-649-9866  •  fax: 812-649-5440
Larry Harris

Schafstall
(covering Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky)
14055 S. 725 W  •  Columbus, IN 47201
ph: 812-342-6010  •  mobile: 812-447-2188  •  fax: 812-342-1010
Denny Haynes



IOWA

C&C Construction, Inc.
(covering Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Central/East Nebraska)
1312 Deleware Ave.  •  Lawton, IA 51030
ph: 712-944-5206  •  cell: 712-560-5501  •  fax: 712-944-4802

C-S Agrow Service
(covering Iowa and Minnesota south of I-90)
106 S. First St.  •  Calumet, IA 51009
712-446-2350
www.csagrow.com
Steve Loshman
Brian Stahl  •  bstahl@c-sagrow.com

Phillips Modern Ag Service
(covering Iowa and Minnesota south of I-90)
2153 S. Linn Ave.  •  New Hampton, IA 50659
641-394-4114
Scott or Wyatt Phillips  •  phillipsmodernac@gmail.com
Brian Stahl  •  bstahl@c-sagrow.com



MICHIGAN

RW Mercer
(covering Michigan, Northern Ohio, Northern Indiana)
2322 Brooklyn Rd.  •  Jackson, MI 49203
ph: 517-787-2960  •  fax: 517-787-1970
Bob Johnson  •  robert.johnson@rwmercer.com

Zook's Farm Equipment Sales
(covering Michigan)
7980 Pratt Lake Ave. SE  •  Alto, MI 49302
ph: 616-868-6195  •  fax: 618-868-6196
Tim Thompson



MINNESOTA

C&C Construction, Inc.
(covering Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Central/East Nebraska)
1312 Deleware Ave.  •  Lawton, IA 51030
ph: 712-944-5206  •  cell: 712-560-5501  •  fax: 712-944-4802



NEBRASKA

Petersen Ag Systems
(covering Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota)
1216 W. Monroe Ave.  •  Norfolk, NE 68701
ph: 402-379-9849  •  fax: 402-379-3101
Henry Aschoff

Production Sales Co.
(covering Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Missouri)
1387 Progressive Rd.  •  Seward, NE 68434
ph: 402-643-3661  •  fax: 402-643-4509
Brent Briese



OHIO

Sims Construction
(covering Ohio)
1860 State Route 56 SW  •  London, OH 43140
ph: 740-852-4137  •  fax: 740-852-4729
Eddie Vallery



WASHINGTON

Haskins Company
(covering Washington)
P.O. Box 4219  •  Spokane, WA 99202
ph: 509-535-2978
Jim Parker  •  jparker@haskins-company.com



CANADA

Earl Horst Systems Ltd.
251 Florapine Road  •  Elmira, ON, Canada N3B 2Z1
ph: 519-669-1300  •  fax: 519-669-4754

Post-Season Dryer Maintenance

Make sure you disconnect all power and turn off the gas supply before proceeding with any post-season maintenance!

Just because you are done harvesting and drying your crop does not necessarily mean the job is finished. Before the cold winter weather sets in is the preferable time to perform that post-season cleanup around your grain drying system. Pay special attention to your grain dryer. Open all accessible doors such as outside metering roll access doors, two-foot bottom auger cleanout doors and inside plenum access doors. Completely clean out all remaining material either with pressurized air or a high pressure sprayer to eliminate foreign material from degrading augers, auger troughs and metering rolls of your dryer. After sufficiently cleaning these areas, leave these access doors open during the non-drying season.

TIP: Do not forget to close these access doors before next year's use!

Inspect power and control panel boxes for accumulation of bees wings and insect infestation. Utilize your vacuum system provided with Farm Fans PGC pneumatic cleaner or carry the old "shop vac" out to the dryer site and vacuum these areas. While you are cleaning, be aware of any possible areas that may allow rain, snow or even birds to get into these boxes and make any necessary repairs.

Inspect burner ignition wires, flame detection wires, and control and power panel wiring for deterioration and replace if necessary. Also, take time to inspect all wiring connections that might have loosened during the drying season and tighten.

Visually inspect bearings to see if there is any indication of one needing replaced and make a note to replace ones that are suspicious. Do the same with any drive belts and chains and lubricate those chains for the winter.

Walk around your grain dryer system with your "Things To Do" notepad and make reminders of what needs to be looked at by your grain handling equipment dealer and get an appointment with him early for needed repairs or replacements.

Remember, post-season maintenance helps prevent pre-season replacement. An ounce of prevention can save you tons of problems next year!