Viterra shows off new tech at Tumby

Viterra opened its Tumby Bay facility up to growers on Friday to show off the latest technology installed in time for the 2017/18 harvest.

Viterra has invested more than $1 million into the upgrade, which includes a new classification office, a 40-metre automatic weighbridge and grain probes.

Viterra’s western region operations manager James Murray said the company’s investment would improve service, efficiency and safety.

“The works will bring the site into the future and is the first of its kind within the Viterra network,” Mr Murray said.

“The automatic probes run the length of the truck on overhead tracks and will be controlled by an employee with a joystick inside the classification office.

The new probes are a first for the state, however the automated weighbridge is already used at Outer Harbor.

Tumby Bay is the only Viterra site to have received the upgrade, however, if successful it will be rolled out across the state.