|All Shook Up. Some grain handlers start
out testing grain for foreign material (FM) or dockage
by using hand sieves. Because of possible inconsistent shaking
of the sieves or simply the nature of the method, they discover that not all
of the FM/Dockage is determined. Meanwhile, that incorrect determination
becomes the basis for the entire monetary settlement. |
A Fair Shake. Consider the MCi Kicker/AutoKicker. Not only do these machines
make it more fair for you, but also for your customers. The Kicker doesn’t play favorites!
It treats everyone to the same accurate results, time after time for years to come.
The Kicker for Accurate Testing. The MCi Kicker and AutoKicker are
sophisticated devices designed with precision-controlled screens and aspiration to
accurately remove FM/Dockage and Broken/Splits from the grain. They produce a fair
and consistent result every time that is virtually impossible with hand sieves. It has
been reported by our many satisfied customers that the MCi Kicker and AutoKicker are
able to determine an average FM/Dockage increase of up to 2% or more, depending
on the type of “trash” in the load that is missed by other methods or equipment.
Amounts to a Hill of Beans. Most grain handlers have a certain level of
FM/Dockage allowed in the truck/rail load. Commonly for soybeans (for instance),
only the FM/Dockage over 1% is deducted from net weight. This means you are
paying for undetermined amounts at the same price as the grain itself.
For example: EXAMPLE OF SAVINGS: Say you
allow 1% FM/Dockage before discounting the load.
If it is 1% using hand sieves, then that load would not qualify for
the discount. Since the MCi Kicker/AutoKicker is more accurate,
it determines an FM/Dockage value of 1.3%, qualifying
that same load for the discount. The captured .3% is a
very conservative number, as reported. Most Kicker/
AutoKicker users commonly see an even higher
FM/Dockage value difference, depending on the
grain quality. Let’s do the math: If you captured
.3% FM/Dockage @ $12.50/bushel on a 1,000
bushel load, it would amount to $37.50. Multiply
that times 200 loads and see how quickly it will
pay for itself. Bring on the profit!
Call Calibration Plus
today to see how the MCi Kicker and
AutoKicker can kick up your profits!