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Unloading ricebran

Aug 21, 2019 at 09:24 AM CST

Does anybody know how ricebran unloads out of a hopper?

Replied on Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 02:55 PM CST

it all depends on if it is regular rice bran or defatted. defatted rice bran sometimes comes off ok regular rice bran never comes off ok

Replied on Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 08:05 AM CST

It varries on with weather and product. I haul 3 or 4 loads a week and dont mind it at all. To me the key to geting it to come off is having a good blow gun. Most pet food places have one for unloading. I have found if before you do anything take a blow gun from the bottom and clean off the slopes of your hopper all the way around and as far as you can reach up it makes it fall a whole lot easier. Then if you have a hammer or vibrator start using it and will usually start to fall. Generally takes me 5-10 min per hopper to get it flowing, not unloaded but moving. Most places slow their pits down for bran so its never going to be a fast unload but i can usually be unlaoded in an hour. I hope that helps you. I know it can be a pain without knowing a few tricks. It just took me doing several loads and wearing myself out before i found an easy way of doing it.

Replied on Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 07:25 AM CST
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I've seen guys take 4hrs unloading , and I've seen guys take an hour unloading. But never have I seen guys say that hauling regular fat rice bran an easy job. From my experience of hauling bran , keep some good vibrators , sledge / dead blow hammer and eat your wheaties. Good luck.