FARM machinery manufacturer GrainKing will donate $55,000 to the Royal Flying Doctor Service following the successful auction of a specially built, 40,000 litre Nyrex chaser bin.
The successful bid of $75,250 was made by Avon Ranyer from Carnamagh in the WA Wheatbelt.
The Nyrex chaser bin in special RFDS livery was auctioned online with its culmination at the Dowerin Field Day on August 27.
GrainKing suppliers had combined to donate goods and services covering a significant portion of the construction cost which enabled GrainKing to donate $55,000.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service is celebrating its 90th year anniversary in 2018.
The Nyrex chaser bin, which was internationally recognised for its innovation at the Swedish Steel Awards in May, was finished in the stylish livery of the RFDS.
GrainKing CEO, Colin Jorgensen said the business worked extensively across all the grain growing areas of Australia which made it a natural fit with the RFDS, one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world.
The service provides extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.69 million square kilometres.
The Nyrex chaser bin was auctioned by Smith and Broughton Auctioneers.
Mr Jorgensen said the Nyrex chaser bin had been a runner-up at the Swedish Steel Awards where it had been recognised for its design featuring modern materials to create the highest levels of performance.
“We believe this one of a kind Nyrex chaser bin will be an efficient addition to any grain farm, helping to reduce grain discharge times, minimising energy use and reducing soil compaction on farms.
“Not only is Mr Ranyer getting a great piece of machinery, he can also be proud of supporting a great Australian institution in the form of the RFDS,” Mr Jorgensen said.
The Nyrex Chaser bins use a Strenx product that is 25 per cent lighter than steel plate and provides a longer life than conventional bins.
Its assembly process uses laser technology in a bolted construction that avoids steel bowing from welding, creating savings in time and energy.
The modular construction also helps reduce freight costs enabling the Nyrex Chaser bin to gain an international audience.
RFDS spokesperson Kerry Milne said their organisation was delighted to have the support of GrainKing.