The highlight of the Seed Equipment Library is the complete Mobile Seed Cleaning Unit with a Clipper AGM 224 Fanning Mill. The mobile unit offers a range of seed cleaning options to meet most needs. Here is an overview of what is included with the trailer.
The trailer itself is a 7' x 12' cargo trailer with a 2" hitch ball. There is sufficient room to work inside the trailer, while many of the components can be removed and used on their own. The floor is solid vinyl which makes for easy clean up.
Below is a summary of the equipment you will find in the trailer, most of which can be removed from the trailer and used on its own.
Clipper AGM 224 Fanning Mill and Screens
The Clipper AGM 224 is a medium-capacity seed cleaner that can clean a wide array of seeds. It cannot be removed from the trailer. The Clipper can be used for initial and final cleaning of many seed types. You can read more detail about the Clipper here including an overview tutorial video.
The Clipper comes with a selection of 26 screens which can also be used on their own without the Clipper.
Safety is important to us. The trailer comes with a selection of hearing, eye, and lung protection options to keep you safe and healthy while cleaning your seeds. We appreciate a donation for any safety equipment you use to help covers the costs
The air compressor is an important tool for cleaning seeds, and cleaning equipment. The unit has two compressors which can be used outside the unit. These units are quite heavy so be careful when using them. Ear, eye, and lung protection are recommended when using the compressor to clean seeds or equipment.
Read more details about the compressor here.
Rubbermaid Totes and Buckets
Rubbermaid totes and a selection of buckets are useful for catching and storing seed while cleaning. These can be used separate from the trailer as well.
Use tarps under your cleaning areas to catch any stray seeds adn to keep your work area clean. A selection of colours helps with different types of seed.
Extension Cords and Power Bar
Use the extension cords and power to plug in equipment requiring power. Note that some pieces of equipment draw high amperage and may require their own circuit.
Air Column Separator
The air column separator is great for the final cleaning of many seeds or for differentiating seed by weight. The model in the trailer is currently being designed and built by a group of engineering students at UBC. This design used air pressure differential to sort seed and debris. according to weight
Zig Zag Seed Cleaner
Similar to the air column separator, the zig zag seed cleaner also differentiates seed and debris by weight.
The vacuum is used with the air separators and also for clean up - a true multi-functioning tool!