Polish Grain Cleaner Becoming Popular With US Farmers
In the fall of 2015, Farm Show wrote about the award winning Sosnowski Grain Cleaners. The writeup featured the Polish manufacturer at a farm show attempting to establish distribution in North America. About 6 months later, an OH farm business became the North American distributor.
This is the 330 model.
The Sosnowski machines are unique because they use centrifugal force for the separating action. Unlike the complex process of seed cleaning machines using screens, the operation of the Sosnowski [sos NOW ski] machine is very simple and user friendly with only two controls: air flow and grain flow. These two adjustments determine the cleaning action. A central diffusing element inside the cleaning tube is also key and improves the cleaning quality to almost twice that of most other similar machines on the market. This machine carries 18 patents and has only one moving part: a fan blade attached directly to the motor shaft.
These machines will clean many kinds of seed including barley, spelt, rye, wheat, oats, corn, soybeans, rape seed, peas, dry beans, nuts, etc.
When using a screen machine, choosing the correct screens can be challenging because kernel size can vary from year to year or even from different areas of the same field. It all depends on soil fertility and plant health. Cleaning the screens regularly to maintain consistency becomes an arduous task, even for those machines which feature knockers and ball & rack systems. With no screens on the Sosnowski machine to clean, it’s hard to beat their consistency and efficiency.
When the motor is engaged on the Sosnowski machine it activates centrifugal force to separate the good seed from dust, chaff, cracks and malnourished light seeds which are often infected with fungus or disease. A farmer in Canada increased the value of a 6,000 bushel crop of wheat by over $24,000 when he used this machine to remove the undesirables from his crop.
Constructed of quality steel and galvanized, the manufacturer’s warranty extends to five years. The electrical system is single phase 110 volt certified to the UL and CSA standards for North America. Inventory is stocked for 3 sizes of the Sosnowski machine that will clean 330, 730 and 1,500 bu/hr. Larger models need to be special ordered.
Additional information can be provided by Friendly Meadows, 6523 Township Rd 346, Millersburg, Ohio 44654 (ph 330-473-7647) or visit their website at: graincleanersoh.com.