CBH site receives a record-breaking tonnage

Shannon SmithGreat Southern Herald
Staff at the Cranbrook CBH receival site in front of an open bulk head celebrating the new record.
Camera IconStaff at the Cranbrook CBH receival site in front of an open bulk head celebrating the new record. Credit: Supplied

The Cranbrook CBH receival site has cracked a new record for the amount of tonnes received during harvest.

The site is still open and as of early this week, it had received more than 411,000 tonnes of grain.

The site was upgraded in 2019, which allowed an extra 152,000 tonnes to be stored in six open bulkheads, plus three new conveyor loading systems and an upgrade to another.

CBH Group area manager Haylee Morton said the upgrades made the bumper harvest total operate smoothly.

A grower is thanked at the Cranbrook CBH receival site weighbridge.
Camera IconA grower is thanked at the Cranbrook CBH receival site weighbridge. Credit: Supplied

“This is a fantastic effort by the CBH team, in conjunction with growers, to have safely received this record-breaking amount from growers at Cranbrook,” she said.

“The three new conveyor loading systems and one upgraded conveyor loading system enabled the site to speed up throughput.

“Works to improve traffic flow and the new bulkheads have increased the number of segregations offered and reduced cycle time for growers.

“Thank you to the growers for their collaboration and patience during the early stop- start nature of harvest, and their support and willingness to work with us during the season, which has made it a successful harvest.”

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