Grain Pedestals, Crop Cooling and Ventilation
Polycool Vertical Grain & Crop Pedestals
(Food Grade Twin-wall
The Polycool Grain Pedestals are a comprehensive solution to the challenge of cooling grain stores. The crop pedestals are suitable for cooling other crops too including oilseed rape (see the notes below). Polycool Crop Pedestals are currently used in farm and commercial stores from 2m - 9.3m depth.
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The Polycool range includes:
Complete Standard Polycool Grain & Crop Pedestal
3.5m (11' 6") overall height
1.2m x 450mm base, + 0.35m Reducing Cone, + 2 x 1m Top Pipe, Top Cap
Mini Polycool Grain & Crop Pedestal
2.9m (9' 6") overall height
0.6m x 450mm base, + 0.35m Reducing Cone, + 2 x 1m 150mm Top Pipe, Top Cap
Fans: VBL8/3 & VBL6/3 normally used with Mini Polycool pedestal (see below)
Maxi Polycool Grain & Crop Pedestal
6.3m (20' 8") overall height
2m x 450mm base, + 0.35 reducing cone, + 4m x 200mm Top Pipe, Top Cap
Fan: VBW9 fan normally used. (see below)
Extensions/Extras to increase height up to 20ft
1m Height Extension: Diameter 150mm / 200mm
2m Height Extension: Diameter 150mm / 200mm
Couplers for Extensions
Pedestal Top Caps
450mm Base Polycool Grain Pedestals achieve unrestricted airflow & are the strongest on the UK market!
Tests conclusively prove airflow through Standard Polycool Pedestals is not restricted when used with a standard 1.1Kw Fan, such as the VBW7.
From our extensive research & farmer experience we ONLY supply Green ‘Virgin Plastic’ PolyCool Pedestals, we do NOT supply Black Recycled Plastic Pedestals which are a different specification.
For ventilation control and monitoring see our CropCool™ and CropCool™ Wireless products.
2m Fibreglass Grain Temperature Probe, which makes insertion into the crop much easier is supplied as standard. (Also available as an extra for existing users.)
Humidity Sensor, to control fans before temperature, should this be needed for certain applications. Please discuss with Agricultural Supply Services.
For other Polycool Pedestal sizes and extra parts please contact us.
7ft 7in. "Trouble Shooter" with heavy duty handle suitable for cereals (fan not included, see below).
Also available: "Trouble Shooter" with smaller holes for Oilseed Rape.
Fans for Polycool Crop Pedestals and Hotspot Spears:
Standard Pedestal Fan, 151mm spigot,single phase (up to 1000CFM) 1.5Hp. 1.1Kw. Standard to fit 150mm pipe. Select single or 3-phase.
Evolution has a brushless motor and backward curved impeller fan, which only uses 30% of the power of the VBW7 - but moves the same amount of air.
Built in differential controller with ambient air sensor and grain temperature sensor + carry handles.
Evolution Fan uses 200mm Top Pipe, so is ideal for new or existing users with separate storage.
VBL 5/3 Fan
Basic Trouble Shooter fan; 1/5 hp 0.1 kW. Will ventilate 20-25 tonnes of grain. Exhaust only
VBL 6/3 Fan
High Capacity Trouble Shooter fan; 1/3 hp 0.25kW. Will ventilate 50-60 tonnes of grain. Exhaust only.
Standard fan for Mini Pedestal.
VBL 8/3 Fan
High Capacity Fan for Mini Pedestals – 330 cfm 0.36kW.
+ Hotspot Spear for Oilseed Rape.
Low Capacity Fan for Standard Crop Pedestals.
2.2KW 3-phase 200mm spigot (2400cfm to 1400cfm), to fit 200mm pipe.
The Hydor Belt Drive fan unit is specifically designed to ventilate larger buildings, by moving substantial amounts of air at low pressure with minimal energy consumption.
Available in three sizes of diameter each with single or three phase motors and the option of louvres and guards:
Constructed from galvanised steel with a specially designed stainless steel propeller, these fans are extremely hard wearing and robust in application. The drive mechanism comprises of a sealed for life maintenance free ball bearings, which means low noise and vibration levels.
The HV Range incorporates a centrifugal operated back draught shutter or an automatic louvre shutter.
Units are supplied fully assembled complete with standard safety guards.
Automatic Operation of HV Range - The manufacturers can supply automatic
control systems or it can be operated from a spare 'CropCool™' Differential Temperature
Controller socket - click here for 'CropCool™' - thus synchronizing HV Fan operation
with Pedestal fan operation to minimize energy usage.
Louvre to match High Volume Fan at opposite end of building.
Louvres to match the High Volume Fan may be needed to ensure free airflow. These can
be fixed or in area of high winds & gusts can be supplied with back-draft shutters, which
automatically close when fan is not in operation.
Hydor’s Ventilation Sock System supplies fresh
air to all parts of the building to dilute airborne
pathogens and irritants. This system is particularly
suitable for livestock buildings.
Extending through the length of the shed above animal
height the system provides a constant, positive supply of
fresh air to the animal’s immediate location, diluting foul
air and ensuring even temperatures irrespective of outside
Dust, cobwebs, condensation, humid atmosphere and
damp beds are all a precursor to disease and health
problems, furthermore a lack of adequate ventilation
leads to a build up of ammonia and micro-organisms. The
Ventilation Sock System has been proven to reduce cases
of pneumonia in livestock as a result of damp and humid air
Features and Benefits
- Positive air movement regardless of external weather
conditions and wind speeds
- Air distribution to the animals immediate environment
- Reduced cases of disease and health problems due to
improved air quality and even temperature
- Simple installation
- Low running costs
- Up to 100ft sock with holes positioned according to a
For further information and pricing for Hydor building fans please contact us.
All prices exclude VAT at current rate (20%) and delivery