Wheat belongs to the family of Gramineae and represents one of the oldest and most used cereals at global level. There are several species of wheat, intended for different purposes and uses. Usually we hear mostly about durum wheat and soft wheat, varieties used for human nutrition. Durum wheat produces semolina with large granules (mostly used to produce dry pasta, bread and long-life bakery products), while soft wheat produces thinner flours (essential for producing fresh pasta, biscuits, sweets and similar).
Italy is a large producer of wheat, also thanks to the presence of a generally very favorable climate for this crop. But there are many important nations for wheat: among the main producers we can find Russia, the United States, Ukraine and others.
Precisely for this high production, every year many tons of wheat must be dried, since drying constitutes a first fundamental phase for the conservation of the cereal. For this purpose, it is necessary to use an efficient wheat dryer machine.
Depending on the type of grain, on the time of harvest the cereal has a humidity rate that can vary between 17 and 30%: for safe drying and to avoid any damage or loss of quality for the grain, Mecmar offers wheat dryer machines (mobile dryers and tower dryers) with proven reliability and efficiency.