Use of Stirring Devices in Seed Technology
The stirring devices keep the seed in a loose fill condition, allowing more air to flow through bottom layers and thus help alleviate the problems of over- drying. They also break up pockets of fires and trash, and blend the seed by the mixing action they perform.
Caution is urged when using stirring devices because of the possible damage to bin side walls. Be sure that the auger is always near the centre of the seed bin when starting, to minimize concentrated pressure and possible damage to side- walls.