Northern drought sends big machinery south to support harvest
by Chris Liston
Extra equipment has been trucked into GrainFlow sites in Victoria and South Australia for this year’s harvest.
Some of the equipment has travelled thousands of kilometres, having been relocated from storage sites in northern NSW and Queensland where the drought has bitten hard.
The equipment includes a number of drive over grid hoppers (DOGS), which are used to build bunkers. The transport of the DOGs is no mean feat and about 20 crane lifts have been required to position the DOGs in their new home.
The equipment will support GrainFlow operations during harvest, which is expected to be substantial in South Australia and Victoria in particular.
The new equipment will provide benefits to growers by enabling us to receive additional segregations, turn around trucks faster and with more unloading points. GrainFlow sites to benefit from the additional equipment include Dimboola, Charlton, Birchip, Sea Lake, Mallala and Crystal Brook.
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