A portable large round bale furnace that is capable of drying a 5,000 bushel bin of grain in 5 or 6 days. The Saskatchewan farmer also uses the furnace to heat two homes in his yard as well. He uses his own flax straw bales that he loads into the furnace with his front end loader. At the time of our visit in 2011 the total cost of the system was around $15,000 and the farmer estimated it saves him at least $5,000 per year in heating and grain drying costs.
Location: Leross, Saskatchewan, Canada