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Silage Biomass Analyzer and Sampling System

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Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000554808

Bid Title: Silage Biomass Analyzer and Sampling System

Agency Bid No. Title: 1SNC1628

Received Date: 04/26/2016

Close Date: 05/12/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, Illinois

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Pre-Bid Conference Optional 04/29/2016 10:00 AM


Specifications include, but are not limited to: Universitys Need for Supplies / Services: The Universitys Department of Crop Sciences, which manages several research plots, harvests the plots with a John Deere 5830 forage harvester. (See attachments 1-4 for pictures of John Deere 5830 forage harvester.) It has been determining the yield from its plots by utilizing a forage wagon with installed load cells to measure the incremental increase in total wagon weight after each plot is harvested. This method leads to low accuracy due to the resolution of the wagon mounted scale. The Department would like a system that will allow it to weigh harvested material from each plot by utilizing an intermediary weigh platform before conveying the material into the forage wagon. It would also like that system to be able to gather information regarding crop moisture and composition at the same time and to allow a technician to gather a small uniform sample of material from the weigh platform area for further laboratory analysis. The entire system needs to be mounted onto the Universitys current harvester and be able to catch, weigh, and extract a uniform subsample to a technician riding on a platform that is installed on the sampling system. The system shall be automated to allow the operator to control all function of the weighing, analyzing, and sampling systems from the operator station of the forage chopper.

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Product Code: 49507

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

State: Illinois

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Sarah Chronister University of Illinois - Purchasing, 212 Illini Plaza, MC-602, 1817 S. Neil St., Champaign, Illinois, 61820

Phone: 217-244-9921




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