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  • Low cost, compact and portable
  • Uses locally available materials
  • Needs little maintenance and easy to operate
  • Dries 40 cavans of paddy per batch in eight hours
  • Gives uniform final moisture content
  • Has automatic safety feature to shut off burner
  • Choice of heat source: kerosene or rice hull furnace


Power: 3 hp electric motor or 5 hp gasoline engine
Main Components: 1) bin to hold the grain on a perforated or lanced sheet metal
2) fan to force drying air
3) burner or rice hull furnace to heat the air
Grain Floor: 2.38 mm diameter perforated steel sheet, 0.76 mm thick
Fan: 58 cm diameter vane axial type
Airflow: 3,000 cfm
Drying Rate: 26% MC (wet basis) palay to 14% MC in eight hours
Fuel Consumption: Kerosene – 1.5 to 2.0 l/h
Rice hull – 14 kg/h
Dimensions (cm): Fan               Burner          Drying bin
Length:    61                      61                       380
Width:    69                     69                       197
Height:    69                     69                       122
Grain Depth                                                          45

For more information, contact:   

The Program Manager

Center for Agri-Fisheries and Biosystems Mechanization

Institute of Agricultural Engineering

College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology

University of the Philippines Los Baños

College, 4031 Laguna, Philippines

Tel. No. (049)536-2686, Telefax No: (049)536-3606

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]


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