Bulk Propane: Grain Drying
August 21, 2020

Did you know that your local Co-op also offers bulk propane supply and delivery?

Farmers across Western Canada are choosing Co-op Propane as their trusted propane supplier. Co-op provides propane for a diverse range of agricultural applications, including barn/space heating, grain drying, home heat, vehicles and propane-powered engines for irrigation systems.

So why choose Co-op?

Co-op Propane is committed to providing a seamless experience for our members, starting with a full-service installation package that includes permits, utility line locating and trenching. Co-op also offers free competitor tank switch-outs for members.

Dedicated to reliable delivery, Co-op offers customers flexible delivery plans that work best for them: from scheduled deliveries to automated tank-monitoring systems that track inventory levels to determine delivery demands.

Co-op Propane ensures that members receive competitive pricing on propane supply and service. Most importantly, each purchase you make with Co-op contributes to your annual cash back and equity.

Regardless of the job size or application, Co-op Propane will work with you to find a bulk storage tank that fits your needs. Sizes vary from 500 or 1,000 gallon tanks, most commonly used for small buildings such as houses, to 2,000 gallon tanks required for large-scale facilities or operations.

With local branches situated across Western Canada, Co-op can readily supply and serve our customers’ propane needs effectively and efficiently. For your convenience as a member, you can schedule your bulk propane delivery through one of our Region Offices or on the online bulk delivery order form found on the Co-op CRS app.

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    1. High-quality products and services
    2. Safety-focused for both members and employees
    3. Excellent customer service

About Co-op Propane

Our customers are at the heart of our business. That’s why Co-op Propane works tirelessly to provide a positive experience, from start to finish. Since 1967, Co-op Propane has created an extensive portfolio in propane services, built on a wealth of experience and expertise by trusted professionals.

An expert from our team will work closely with you to develop the right propane solution to fit your needs. With a complement of trained professionals and support staff on hand, Co-op ensures that our own experienced and licensed gas fitters carry out proper installations. The drivers who deliver the propane also receive regular training, while using the latest technology to enhance our service.

Our employees are trained industry professionals who live and work in the communities that they serve. We are committed to upholding all propane-industry safety standards for your workplace and community. Co-op Propane can respond to propane-related emergencies 24 hours a day.

Your local Co-op is owned by its community members. By supporting your Co-op, you’re supporting your community. Take advantage of the many benefits of a Co-op membership, including personalized service and our unique equity and cash back program.

Grain Drying with Propane

With the uncertainty of Mother Nature, many of today’s producers are making the business-savvy decision to use propane grain dryers for a more flexible harvest. Brent Cohoe, West Manitoba Propane Area Manager for Federated Co-operatives Limited, agrees that incorporating propane into a farm operation can reap timely benefits: “Depending on the time of year, grain-drying equipment can eliminate several days of in-field drying and condition the grain more quickly and effectively than traditional aeration. It lets farmers go earlier in the morning and later in the day and lets them start harvesting a little bit earlier in the season.”

Grain drying has become a more popular practice, as it reduces field losses since farmers can harvest earlier. A dryer in the system may also make it feasible to straight-combine other crops. When tough or damp grain is harvested and not dried, long-term storage frequently results in grain spoilage. Proper drying and aeration in storage can reduce or eliminate spoilage caused by hot spots and insect infestations. For large-sized crops where grain needs to be dried, fuel efficiency becomes an important factor.

Propane is a clean-burning, reliable and efficient energy source that farmers can depend on to prepare tough and damp grain for long-term storage.

A Means of Quality Control: Grain drying mitigates the risk of crop loss from weather and wildlife, as well as allows for increased storage time longevity, all of which contribute to overall reduced yield loss.
Cost Efficient: Today’s high-efficiency propane grain dryers use approximately half the amount of fuel compared to older systems. As a clean-burning fuel, propane has much lower maintenance costs than traditional fuels.
– Did you know? New propane grain dryers use 1,650 BTUs to remove a pound of water compared with older technology that takes as many as 3,500 BTUs.
Widely Used: More than 80 per cent of today’s grain dryers run on propane, with the benefits of lower operating costs, ease of storage and portability. 
Reliable: Never worry about running out! Co-op offers tank monitoring to ensure you have propane when and where you need it.