Loading and Unloading

The lobed blower normally used to handle cottonseed from the seed auger from inside the gin to the temporary house can usually be used to transport seed to a storage building. These high pressure, low volume blowers can move cottonseed for long distances if they are properly sized. Valves located inside the seed house and movable pipe and seed deflectors can direct seed to the desired locations and effectively fill storage facilities with minimum management and cost.

Removing the cotton from the storage facility can be accomplished in several ways. A bucket loader dumping directly into a truck is the most common method at gins. Others use a lobed blower system to load cottonseed into rail cars, trailers or the temporary overhead house for staging shipments in open top trailers. Another effective method of elevating cottonseed is an old fashioned drag-chain conveyor or belt conveyor.


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