Maligaya flatbed dryers distributed to philippine farmers to reduce rice wastage

FarmFriday brings you this update on the maligaya flatbed dryer– one of the most popular search terms here in our blog.  To those interested in the dryer, please contact the Philippine Rice Research Institute for more info.

maligaya flatbed dryersDrying palay on the road, which is a practice that most farmers do, is wasteful as it can result in 0.7 to 8.7% rice losses, according to the 1996 report of the Bureau of Postharvest Research and Extension (BPRE).

Cognizant of this problem, the Department of Agriculture through its various agencies has been distributing several units of the Maligaya flatbed dryers.

The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), for one, is expected to finish soon the distribution of 20 Maligaya flatbed dryers, its share of the 709 proposed dryer units under the project “Mechanical drying support to farm clusters.” Twelve of the 20 units have already been installed in Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, and Pampanga as early as October last year while the remaining 8 units are expected to be installed this month in Sta. Cruz, Zambales and in the rest of the municipalities of Nueva Ecija and Pampanga.

On the other hand, around 200 dryer units have been installed by BPRE in the remaining provinces of the country since last year while another 500 units will be installed this year.

read more about the distribution of the maligaya flatbed dryers here…..

View more PhilRice machines at their website here…

For more information on these machines kindly contact:

The Head
Rice Engineering and Mechanization Division
Tel: (044) 456-0651; -0258;  -0113; 0354 local 307, 308 or 309
Contact person:
Farmers’ Text Center: 0920-911-139

Or contact
Ms. Gay Bermudez
Tel: 0920 559 0095; (044) 456-0258 loc. 308 or 309

80 Responses to Maligaya flatbed dryers distributed to philippine farmers to reduce rice wastage

  1. jun August 2, 2016 at 6:41 pm #

    do have branch in iloilo

  2. jun August 2, 2016 at 6:39 pm #

    magkano po send me ah kotisyon

  3. jun August 2, 2016 at 6:38 pm #

    saan yung office nyo at kng myroon kayo sa iloilo

  4. jun August 2, 2016 at 6:36 pm #

    saan po yung showroom nyo intresado po aku at kng mgkano po pwidi nyo din po send skin yung kotisyon kng mgkano aabutin

  5. ELPIDIO C. EVANGELISTA JR. March 16, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    Good AM po,
    I would like to request basic information about the rice dryer which your team is being rollout.
    Some of the info that im interested it are the following:
    – prices of small and medium size units
    – space, W, L, H requirement
    – power requirement(ac or diesel fed engine)
    – capacity
    – time to dry a rice to ready for milling

    I highly appreciate your advice and prompt response.

    Camalaniugan Cagayan

  6. Evelyn January 5, 2015 at 11:02 am #


    I’m interested about the Reversible airflow flatbed dryer. Saan po makabili at magkano.
    Salamat po.


  7. Marieta February 22, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    Sir/ madam, how much is the drier machine and where can we buy?

  8. joy September 3, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    good day;

    Pwede po bang maghingi nang presyo sa Mechanical Dryer Model HSD: 200HF, and san pong lugar sa may supllier. salamat po

    • admin September 5, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

      Kindly contact PhilRice or ask help from you local DA office

  9. Bob October 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    Magkano po ang flatbed rice paddy dryer machine? saan po kami makakabili po? pls reply. salamat.

  10. Isaac Canovas August 27, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    Will you please give me a complete detail of flatbed dryer and how much is this.


    Isaac V.Canovas

  11. maverick July 4, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    still interested in rice paddy dryer machines from philippines?

  12. Engr. Nick V. Alojipan May 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Good day to all,

    I have fabricated and perfected a Down draft, Ram-feed Rice Hull Furnace(RHF)since 2009. The RHF can be adapted for use in Recirculating Upright Dyer. I had been operating my RHF attached to a 4tons cap. Reversible Airflow Flat Bed dryer for the past 3 years now. My dryer can dry Rice or corn no problem.If you are interested about my Palay Dyer technology, pls contact me at CP# 0929-520-4613. You can see the Flat Bed dryer in CULASI, ANTIQUE. I am looking for reps or dealers.

    • Greg Brawley September 20, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

      I’d be interested in learning more about your technolgy. I am interested in a dryer that can be adapted for loca/regional use on a co-op basis. Availability, cost, tech support would seem to be essential information. Is there someplace where I can see this equipment in operation? Thanks.

    • rogelio caranguian December 6, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

      sir i am interested about your drier at malayo kais ang lugar namin.cagayan valley.please i will make an appoinment to visit and see your drier.

      please reply

  13. Leo Artillo May 27, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    hello po,

    Mayroon po ba kaong unit ng recirculating drier? yung specs nya, at saka kung sinu po bang pweding macontact about dito?

    thank you poh

  14. Billy Solive II February 14, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    Magandang araw po. Nagpaplano po akong magtanim ng yellow corn dito sa aming lugar nitong Mayo. Baguhan lang po ako at nangangailan po ako ng sapat na kaalaman sa mga beterano na sa industriyang ito. Maari nyo po akong padalhan ng mga artikulo sa Zero tillage po sana ang balak ko at mid elevation ang area. Di pa rin po nagagamit ang lupa sa agricultural crops, damo lang ang tumutubo at mga puno ng narra at manga.

    Marami pong salamat!

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