High capacity grain drying and handling systems on farms today require motors that range from 15 to 75 horsepower, and the conversion to electric power without three-phase can lower costs for an extended drying season.
By allowing farmers with access to only single-phase power to use larger commercial systems and high capacity dryers, BELLE Motors™ can reduce operating costs. farmers can realize efficiencies by eliminating the need to handle and store fuel. Further savings occur with the replacement of refueling operations with stable electric energy and the reduced labor costs that result from minimal annual maintenance.
The energy costs for electrically driven grain dryers and handling systems usually amount to less than those for engine driven systems, resulting in lower utility bills. Even more efficiencies come from eliminating the need for engine overhauls, oil changes and filter replacements. The removal of fuel handling and storage facilities may produce indirect benefits as well while facilitating compliance with increasing enviromental regulations.