Thumbs up Nufab: Statewide

23 Dec, 2013 01:00 AM
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Ready for what ever may come, Michael Swain (right), Statewide Grain Cleaning (formally AAS Grain), checks out the 24-screen Nufab seed cleaner with Nufab principal Peter Nunn. Described as the world's biggest mobile grain cleaner, it comprises four banks of six screens with the ability to load a road train in 15 minutes.
it has been no problems to keep up with four headers and three chaser bins
Ready for what ever may come, Michael Swain (right), Statewide Grain Cleaning (formally AAS Grain), checks out the 24-screen Nufab seed cleaner with Nufab principal Peter Nunn. Described as the world's biggest mobile grain cleaner, it comprises

STATEWIDE Grain Cleaning principal Michael Swain credits Nufab Industries with the exponential growth of his company.

"I have four Nufab grain cleaners and they give me the ability to mix and match to meet farmers' requirements," he said.

"One farmer may want to clean grain at 150 tonnes an hour while another may only want to do the same tonnage in a day.

"With the custom-made models I can now keep up with the largest harvest operations and this harvest it has been no problems to keep up with four headers and three chaser bins."

Last year Michael took delivery of his sixth Nufab seed cleaner to add to his contracting fleet and was quickly in operation this year, celebrating 21 years in business, operating Nufab cleaners as a contract service.

The machine was a custom-built 12 screen machine, which has the harvest capacity to keep up with several headers while being designed to grade seed at up to 40 tonnes an hour.

"Seed is an important part of our business," Michael said. "Statewide Grain Cleaning is pleased to be able to grade at very competitive rates and I urge growers to check out our web page for all our pricing when considering who will grade next year's seed."

According to Nufab principal Peter Nunn, Michael started agricultural contracting as a teenager.

"Twenty six years later he is into his 21st season of grain cleaning," Peter said. "Michael started with a Nufab four-screener with a 6kW (10hp) Honda motor and no augers, towed by an old Fiat truck with a five-in-one bin to feed the cleaner.

"His current largest machine is his sixth Nufab cleaner and is six times the capacity of his original and is towed by a prime mover and needs 104kW (140hp) to drive it.

"A good example of this capacity was keeping up to 184m (606ft) of header fronts on a large harvesting contract early last year, with only one machine."

Michael's can-do attitude to tackle the jobs that other people have given up on continues to bring repeat business.

With his three large capacity machines, he can keep today's harvesting pace moving without interrupting the headers and maintain the optimum delivery standards.

The costs are economical and the farmer retains control of his grain at all times, including his seconds. He works closely with many major exporters, value adding to meet various markets and has extensive experience cleaning in WA, New South Wales and Queensland.

When it comes to seed grading, Michael's farm management and seed establishment contractor experience means he understands today's requirements for seed quality and bio security.

Check out his web page www.statewidegraincleaning.com.au or call Michael direct on 0419 422 881.

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Ken Wilson

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