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Barnstormer

Product Description:
J&D Manufacturing’s Barnstormer is a dependable leader in air recirculation. The patented easy-open front guard is an exclusive feature that drastically reduces cleaning and maintenance time. The Barnstormer’s tapered guard creates a high velocity air pattern that allows greater distance between fans, which means less fans in your barn and more money in your pocket. The Barnstormer is the only fan on the market with the hinged open-front guard. This patented design helps cut cleaning and maintenance time. Dirt and dust are removed in minutes to get you right back to energy-efficient, high-output performance.

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Key Features:

  • Available in 12”, 20”, 24”, and 36”
  • 20″, 24″, and 36″ models can come with option Gold Star Motor!
  • Patented open front guard for easy maintenance  (U.S. patent No.5,348,447)
  • Fan ships fully assembled

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Applications:

  • Dairy
  • Industrial
  • Poultry
  • Swine
Part # Size Output (CFM) HP Volts Amps NP Hz Ph Spd RPM Drive Prop Test # Cord Speed Control Compatible VFD Compatible Fixed or Portable Oscillating FPM Thrust CFM Thrust (lbf) Thrust Eff. Ratio kW Thrust CFM/ Watt
Part - Size Output (CFM) HP Volts Amps NP Hz Ph Spd RPM Drive Prop Test # Cord Speed Control Compatible VFD Compatible Fixed or Portable Oscillating FPM Thrust CFM Thrust (lbf) Thrust Eff. Ratio kW Thrust CFM/ Watt
Gold Star - Single Phase
VBS20-GS 20" 3,920 1/3 115/230 4.0/2.0 60 1 1 1,668 Direct 3-Alm C19038 No Yes, with triac No Fixed Non 1,170 3,920 4.5 10.7 0.42 9.3
VBS24-GS 24" 6,070 1/2 115/230 5.88/2.94 60 1 1 1,665 Direct 3-Alm C19033 No No No Fixed Non 1,430 6,070 6.9 13.1 0.53 11.5
VBS36A-GS 36" 9,650 1/2 115/230 6.1/3.09 60 1 1 858 Direct 3-Glv C19061 No No No Fixed Non 1,020 9,650 8.4 16.5 0.51 19.0
Gold Star - Three Phase
VBS36CF-GS 36" 9,740 1/2 230/460 2.6/3.1 60 3 1 857 Direct 3-Glv C19062 No No No Fixed Non 970 9,740 8.6 18.9 0.45 21.5
Single Phase
VBS12 12" 1,020 1/10 115/230 1.42/.77 60 1 1 1,690 Direct 3-Alm C21181 No Yes, with triac No Fixed Non 630 1,690 0.5 4.6 0.11 7.2
VBS20 20" 3,650 1/3 115/230 3.8/1.9 60 1 1 1,691 Direct 3-Alm C16431 No No No Fixed Non 1,090 3,650 3.8 12.2 0.31 11.8
VBS24 24" 5,250 1/2 115/230 4.8/2.4 60 1 1 1,666 Direct 3-Alm C16430 No No No Fixed Non 1,230 5,250 5.4 12.4 0.44 12.1
VBS36A 36" 10,050 1/2 115/230 6.1/3.09 60 1 1 844 Direct 3-Glv C18016 No No No Fixed Non 1,180 10,050 9.3 16.3 0.57 17.6
Three Phase
VBS203 20" 3,580 1/3 230/460 1.24/0.62 60 3 1 1720 Direct 3-Alm C19030 No No No Fixed Non 1,290 1,720 3.7 12.8 0.29 12.2
VBS243A 24" 5,470 1/2 230/460 1.8/0.9 60 3 1 1,710 Direct 3-Alm C18028 No No No Fixed Non 1,420 5,470 6.2 14.2 0.44 12.5
VBS36CF 36" 10,000 1/2 230/460 2.6/1.3 60 3 1 846 Direct 3-Glv C18019 No No No Fixed Non 1,140 10,000 9.2 18.7 0.49 20.3
Part #
VBS20-GS
Gold Star - Single Phase
Details
Barnstormer, 20" White 115/230V 1/3HP 1PH 1SP,1/VarGSW/Brack
Size
20"
Output (CFM)
3,920
HP
1/3
Volts
115/230
Amps NP
4.0/2.0
Hz
60
Ph
1
Spd
1
RPM
1,668
Drive
Direct
Prop
3-Alm
Test #
C19038
Cord
No
Speed Control Compatible
Yes, with triac
VFD Compatible
No
Fixed or Portable
Fixed
Oscillating
Non
FPM
1,170
Thrust CFM
3,920
Thrust (lbf)
4.5
Thrust Eff. Ratio
10.7
kW
0.42
Thrust CFM/ Watt
9.3
Part #
VBS24-GS
Gold Star - Single Phase
Details
Barnstormer, 24" White 115/230V 1/2HP 1PH GS 1/Var w/Bracket
Size
24"
Output (CFM)
6,070
HP
1/2
Volts
115/230
Amps NP
5.88/2.94
Hz
60
Ph
1
Spd
1
RPM
1,665
Drive
Direct
Prop
3-Alm
Test #
C19033
Cord
No
Speed Control Compatible
No
VFD Compatible
No
Fixed or Portable
Fixed
Oscillating
Non
FPM
1,430
Thrust CFM
6,070
Thrust (lbf)
6.9
Thrust Eff. Ratio
13.1
kW
0.53
Thrust CFM/ Watt
11.5
Part #
VBS36A-GS
Gold Star - Single Phase
Details
Barnstormer, 36" White 115/230V 1/2HP 1PH, 1/Var, GS,w/Brack
Size
36"
Output (CFM)
9,650
HP
1/2
Volts
115/230
Amps NP
6.1/3.09
Hz
60
Ph
1
Spd
1
RPM
858
Drive
Direct
Prop
3-Glv
Test #
C19061
Cord
No
Speed Control Compatible
No
VFD Compatible
No
Fixed or Portable
Fixed
Oscillating
Non
FPM
1,020
Thrust CFM
9,650
Thrust (lbf)
8.4
Thrust Eff. Ratio
16.5
kW
0.51
Thrust CFM/ Watt
19.0
Part #
VBS36CF-GS
Gold Star - Three Phase
Details
Barnstormer, 36" White 230/460V 1/2HP 3PH, 1/Var, GS, w/Brac
Size
36"
Output (CFM)
9,740
HP
1/2
Volts
230/460
Amps NP
2.6/3.1
Hz
60
Ph
3
Spd
1
RPM
857
Drive
Direct
Prop
3-Glv
Test #
C19062
Cord
No
Speed Control Compatible
No
VFD Compatible
No
Fixed or Portable
Fixed
Oscillating
Non
FPM
970
Thrust CFM
9,740
Thrust (lbf)
8.6
Thrust Eff. Ratio
18.9
kW
0.45
Thrust CFM/ Watt
21.5
Part #
VBS12
Single Phase
Details
Barnstormer, 12" White 115/230V 1/10HP 1PH 1SP w/Bracket
Size
12"
Output (CFM)
1,020
HP
1/10
Volts
115/230
Amps NP
1.42/.77
Hz
60
Ph
1
Spd
1
RPM
1,690
Drive
Direct
Prop
3-Alm
Test #
C21181
Cord
No
Speed Control Compatible
Yes, with triac
VFD Compatible
No
Fixed or Portable
Fixed
Oscillating
Non
FPM
630
Thrust CFM
1,690
Thrust (lbf)
0.5
Thrust Eff. Ratio
4.6
kW
0.11
Thrust CFM/ Watt
7.2
Part #
VBS20
Single Phase
Details
Barnstormer, 20" White 115/230V 1/3HP 1PH S/Var w/Bracket
Size
20"
Output (CFM)
3,650
HP
1/3
Volts
115/230
Amps NP
3.8/1.9
Hz
60
Ph
1
Spd
1
RPM
1,691
Drive
Direct
Prop
3-Alm
Test #
C16431
Cord
No
Speed Control Compatible
No
VFD Compatible
No
Fixed or Portable
Fixed
Oscillating
Non
FPM
1,090
Thrust CFM
3,650
Thrust (lbf)
3.8
Thrust Eff. Ratio
12.2
kW
0.31
Thrust CFM/ Watt
11.8
Part #
VBS24
Single Phase
Details
Barnstormer, 24" White 115/230V 1/2HP 1PH S/Var w/Bracket
Size
24"
Output (CFM)
5,250
HP
1/2
Volts
115/230
Amps NP
4.8/2.4
Hz
60
Ph
1
Spd
1
RPM
1,666
Drive
Direct
Prop
3-Alm
Test #
C16430
Cord
No
Speed Control Compatible
No
VFD Compatible
No
Fixed or Portable
Fixed
Oscillating
Non
FPM
1,230
Thrust CFM
5,250
Thrust (lbf)
5.4
Thrust Eff. Ratio
12.4
kW
0.44
Thrust CFM/ Watt
12.1
Part #
VBS36A
Single Phase
Details
Barnstormer, 36" White 115/230V 1/2HP 1PH w/Bracket
Size
36"
Output (CFM)
10,050
HP
1/2
Volts
115/230
Amps NP
6.1/3.09
Hz
60
Ph
1
Spd
1
RPM
844
Drive
Direct
Prop
3-Glv
Test #
C18016
Cord
No
Speed Control Compatible
No
VFD Compatible
No
Fixed or Portable
Fixed
Oscillating
Non
FPM
1,180
Thrust CFM
10,050
Thrust (lbf)
9.3
Thrust Eff. Ratio
16.3
kW
0.57
Thrust CFM/ Watt
17.6
Part #
VBS203
Three Phase
Details
Barnstormer, 20" White 208-230/46V 1/3HP 3PH 60/50 Hz w/Brkt
Size
20"
Output (CFM)
3,580
HP
1/3
Volts
230/460
Amps NP
1.24/0.62
Hz
60
Ph
3
Spd
1
RPM
1720
Drive
Direct
Prop
3-Alm
Test #
C19030
Cord
No
Speed Control Compatible
No
VFD Compatible
No
Fixed or Portable
Fixed
Oscillating
Non
FPM
1,290
Thrust CFM
1,720
Thrust (lbf)
3.7
Thrust Eff. Ratio
12.8
kW
0.29
Thrust CFM/ Watt
12.2
Part #
VBS243A
Three Phase
Details
Barnstormer, 24" White 230/460V 1/2HP 3PH, With Bracket
Size
24"
Output (CFM)
5,470
HP
1/2
Volts
230/460
Amps NP
1.8/0.9
Hz
60
Ph
3
Spd
1
RPM
1,710
Drive
Direct
Prop
3-Alm
Test #
C18028
Cord
No
Speed Control Compatible
No
VFD Compatible
No
Fixed or Portable
Fixed
Oscillating
Non
FPM
1,420
Thrust CFM
5,470
Thrust (lbf)
6.2
Thrust Eff. Ratio
14.2
kW
0.44
Thrust CFM/ Watt
12.5
Part #
VBS36CF
Three Phase
Details
Barnstormer, 36" White 230/460V 1/2HP 3PH w/Bracket
Size
36"
Output (CFM)
10,000
HP
1/2
Volts
230/460
Amps NP
2.6/1.3
Hz
60
Ph
3
Spd
1
RPM
846
Drive
Direct
Prop
3-Glv
Test #
C18019
Cord
No
Speed Control Compatible
No
VFD Compatible
No
Fixed or Portable
Fixed
Oscillating
Non
FPM
1,140
Thrust CFM
10,000
Thrust (lbf)
9.2
Thrust Eff. Ratio
18.7
kW
0.49
Thrust CFM/ Watt
20.3

Product Details:

Part #

Size

HP

Volts

Amps NP

Hz

Phase

Speed

RPM

Drive

Prop

Test #

Speed Control Compatibility

VFD Compatible

Fixed or Portable

FPM

Thrust CFM

Thrust (lbf)

Thrust Eff. Ratio

kW

Thrust CFM/ Watt

Gold Star - Single Phase

VBS20-GS

20"

1/3

115/230

4.0/2.0

60

1

1

1,668

Direct

3-Alm

C19038

Yes, with triac

No

Fixed

1,170

3,920

4.5

10.7

0.42

9.3

Gold Star - Single Phase

VBS24-GS

24"

1/2

115/230

5.88/2.94

60

1

1

1,665

Direct

3-Alm

C19033

No

No

Fixed

1,430

6,070

6.9

13.1

0.53

11.5

Gold Star - Single Phase

VBS36A-GS

36"

1/2

115/230

6.1/3.09

60

1

1

858

Direct

3-Glv

C19061

No

No

Fixed

1,020

9,650

8.4

16.5

0.51

19.0

Gold Star - Three Phase

VBS36CF-GS

36"

1/2

230/460

2.6/3.1

60

3

1

857

Direct

3-Glv

C19062

No

No

Fixed

970

9,740

8.6

18.9

0.45

21.5

Single Phase

VBS12

12"

1/10

115/230

1.42/.77

60

1

1

1,690

Direct

3-Alm

C21181

Yes, with triac

No

Fixed

630

1,690

0.5

4.6

0.11

7.2

Single Phase

VBS20

20"

1/3

115/230

3.8/1.9

60

1

1

1,691

Direct

3-Alm

C16431

No

No

Fixed

1,090

3,650

3.8

12.2

0.31

11.8

Single Phase

VBS24

24"

1/2

115/230

4.8/2.4

60

1

1

1,666

Direct

3-Alm

C16430

No

No

Fixed

1,230

5,250

5.4

12.4

0.44

12.1

Single Phase

VBS36A

36"

1/2

115/230

6.1/3.09

60

1

1

844

Direct

3-Glv

C18016

No

No

Fixed

1,180

10,050

9.3

16.3

0.57

17.6

Three Phase

VBS203

20"

1/3

230/460

1.24/0.62

60

3

1

1720

Direct

3-Alm

C19030

No

No

Fixed

1,290

1,720

3.7

12.8

0.29

12.2

Three Phase

VBS243A

24"

1/2

230/460

1.8/0.9

60

3

1

1,710

Direct

3-Alm

C18028

No

No

Fixed

1,420

5,470

6.2

14.2

0.44

12.5

Three Phase

VBS36CF

36"

1/2

230/460

2.6/1.3

60

3

1

846

Direct

3-Glv

C18019

No

No

Fixed

1,140

10,000

9.2

18.7

0.49

20.3

Product Details:

Part #

Size

HP

Volts

Amps NP

Hz

Phase

Speed

RPM

Drive

Prop

Test #

Speed Control Compatibility

VFD Compatible

Fixed or Portable

FPM

Thrust CFM

Thrust (lbf)

Thrust Eff. Ratio

kW

Thrust CFM/ Watt

Housing Material

Housing Color

Guard material & coating

Guard Color

Blade Material

Blade Color

Gold Star - Single Phase

VBS20-GS

20"

1/3

115/230

4.0/2.0

60

1

1

1,668

Direct

3-Alm

C19038

Yes, with triac

No

Fixed

1,170

3,920

4.5

10.7

0.42

9.3

Galvanized, White Powder Coated

White

Aluminum

Metallic

Gold Star - Single Phase

VBS24-GS

24"

1/2

115/230

5.88/2.94

60

1

1

1,665

Direct

3-Alm

C19033

No

No

Fixed

1,430

6,070

6.9

13.1

0.53

11.5

Galvanized, White Powder Coated

White

Aluminum

Metallic

Gold Star - Single Phase

VBS36A-GS

36"

1/2

115/230

6.1/3.09

60

1

1

858

Direct

3-Glv

C19061

No

No

Fixed

1,020

9,650

8.4

16.5

0.51

19.0

Galvanized, White Powder Coated

White

Galvanized

Metallic

Gold Star - Three Phase

VBS36CF-GS

36"

1/2

230/460

2.6/3.1

60

3

1

857

Direct

3-Glv

C19062

No

No

Fixed

970

9,740

8.6

18.9

0.45

21.5

Galvanized, White Powder Coated

White

Galvanized

Metallic

Single Phase

VBS12

12"

1/10

115/230

1.42/.77

60

1

1

1,690

Direct

3-Alm

C21181

Yes, with triac

No

Fixed

630

1,690

0.5

4.6

0.11

7.2

Galvanized, White Powder Coated

White

Aluminum

Metallic

Single Phase

VBS20

20"

1/3

115/230

3.8/1.9

60

1

1

1,691

Direct

3-Alm

C16431

No

No

Fixed

1,090

3,650

3.8

12.2

0.31

11.8

Galvanized, White Powder Coated

White

Aluminum

Metallic

Single Phase

VBS24

24"

1/2

115/230

4.8/2.4

60

1

1

1,666

Direct

3-Alm

C16430

No

No

Fixed

1,230

5,250

5.4

12.4

0.44

12.1

Galvanized, White Powder Coated

White

Aluminum

Metallic

Single Phase

VBS36A

36"

1/2

115/230

6.1/3.09

60

1

1

844

Direct

3-Glv

C18016

No

No

Fixed

1,180

10,050

9.3

16.3

0.57

17.6

Galvanized, White Powder Coated

White

Galvanized

Metallic

Three Phase

VBS203

20"

1/3

230/460

1.24/0.62

60

3

1

1720

Direct

3-Alm

C19030

No

No

Fixed

1,290

1,720

3.7

12.8

0.29

12.2

Galvanized, White Powder Coated

White

Aluminum

Metallic

Three Phase

VBS243A

24"

1/2

230/460

1.8/0.9

60

3

1

1,710

Direct

3-Alm

C18028

No

No

Fixed

1,420

5,470

6.2

14.2

0.44

12.5

Galvanized, White Powder Coated

White

Aluminum

Metallic

Three Phase

VBS36CF

36"

1/2

230/460

2.6/1.3

60

3

1

846

Direct

3-Glv

C18019

No

No

Fixed

1,140

10,000

9.2

18.7

0.49

20.3

Galvanized, White Powder Coated

White

Galvanized

Metallic

Accessories:

Part # Details
Side Mount Brackets
VRSBR14 Bracket, 42" Ext, Fits Sq/Rnd Post for 12"-36" Fans, Black
VRSBR143 Bracket, 42" Ext, Fits 3" Tube, Bolt On 12"-36" Fans, Black
VRSBR144 Bracket, 42" Ext, Fits 4" Tube, Bolt On 12"-36" Fans, Black
VRSBR14412 Bracket, 42" Ext, Fits 4-1/2" Tube, Bolt On 12"-36" Fans, BL
VRSBR901-HDG Bracket, wall mount for 12" - 36" fans, HDG finish
Ceiling Mount Brackets
VRSBR2-HDG Bracket, 6-way for 12"-24" fans, HDG finish
VRSBR3-HDG Bracket, 6-way for 36" fans, HDG finish
Pole Mount Bracket
VRSBR12 Bracket, Pole, Fits Tube 4"- 4-1/2" for 12"-36" Fans, Black
VRSBR13 Bracket, Pole, Fits Tube 3"- 3 1/2" for 12"-36" Fans, Black

FAQs:

Ventilation helps to maintain a healthy environment by regulating moisture and humidity, controlling temperatures, removing fumes and odors, and exchanging fresh air for humans and animals to maximize productivity.
Heat stress in animals is a very serious condition that can lead to a decrease in appetite, loss of milk or egg production, shutdown of the reproduction system, diminished nutrient absorption, poor growth and even death in extreme cases.
There are many important factors to consider when purchasing a fan. Besides cost, you should also consider the efficiency of the fan, the noise level, and the energy use. Many ventilation fans have a lower upfront price tag, but will cost you more over time by consuming large amounts of energy.
J&D has numerous options for your dairy ventilation system including natural, recirculation, tunnel, and cross-tunnel ventilation. In addition to these basic ventilation types, evaporative pad cooling, soaking, misting, fogging and mechanical ventilation can all be intermixed to maximize the cooling capacity of your system.
A Natural Ventilation System relies only on wind to cool your barn using open side walls or curtain side walls.

Advantages: low investment cost, low electrical operating cost, zero fan noise, easy management and operation, bright and airy work space, animals will not be affected by power failures.

Disadvantages: little to no temperature and air exchange control, no insect control, radiant sun increases temperature on outside stalls, precise building location is required to maximize wind direction.
A Tunnel Ventilation System uses a series of exhaust fans on the short end of your building with inlets located on the opposite end. Air enters the building through the inlets where it is pulled down the length of your building like a wind tunnel and exhausted out the opposite end. The exhaust fans create air exchange and a high velocity air movement.

Advantages: insect control, consistent environment, proper temperature, humidity and odor control, keeps bedding and floors dry.

Disadvantages: higher investment cost when compared to natural ventilation, very little natural light, not suitable for year round use without a fresh air system due to inadequate fresh air distribution during cool winter ventilation conditions.
Cross Tunnel Ventilation is very similar to Tunnel Ventilation whereas a series of exhaust fans and inlets are used on the walls of your building. With Cross Tunnel Ventilation, the exhaust fans and inlets are located on the long sides of your building instead of the short sides. The air is pulled through the width of your building instead of through the length like it is with regular Tunnel Ventilation.

Advantages: building ends can be used for necessary overhead doors, insect control, consistent environment, proper temperature, humidity and odor control, keeps bedding and floors dry.

Disadvantages: higher investment cost when compared to natural ventilation, very little natural light, not suitable for year round use due to inadequate fresh air distribution during cool winter ventilation conditions.
Recirculation Ventilation uses a series of recirculation fans that are positioned to blow air across the animals to create a cooling effect. When designed properly with an open or curtain side wall, you can also get an air exchange in the building.

Advantages: insect control, consistent environment, proper temperature, humidity and odor control, keeps bedding and floors dry

Disadvantages: higher installation and operating costs when compared to natural ventilation.
Selecting a ventilation system depends on a number of factors including budget, building location and orientation, and your complete ventilation strategy. Call our ventilation experts at 1-800-998-2398 or e-mail us at jdmfg@jdmfg.com to help design the best system for you.
J&D has knowledgable Engineering and Sales staff that can assist you in this process. We will design and recommend options to give you the most effective system. Call our ventilation experts at 1-800-998-2398 or e-mail us at jdmfg@jdmfg.com to help design the best system for you.
All fans should be cleaned regularly by removing accumulated dirt and debris on louvers, blades and motors to improve performance. Dirt that clogs your fan motor will cause it to run hot, and will reduce the life of your motor. You should also regularly check fan belts and keep them adjusted to factory specifications. Loose belts can cause belt slippage and will reduce the airflow of your fan.
J&D recommends a cooling system when temperatures reach between 85° – 90° depending on your application.
In the summer, a ceiling fan creates a mild wind chill to help cool the building. In the winter, a ceiling fan helps to mix the warm air that collects on the ceiling and in the peaks of most industrial and commercial buildings. By installing a ceiling fan, the warm air is recirculated back down to the floor level to help maintain a uniform temperature and save on heating costs.
For preventing heat stratification, it will be depend on the height of the ceiling. With ceilings between 15′ and 30′, ceiling fans should be mounted to cover 4000 square feet of floor area. For cooling people during the hot summer months, fans should be placed 15′ to 20′ apart.
J&D recommends having all electrical work performed by a certified electrician. The electrician can find the wiring diagram on the motor label.
J&D offers a 2 year replacement warranty on all electric fan motors, unlike many of our competitors who offer only a one year warranty. Warranty is based on invoice date to the dealer, J&D does not cover freight or labor. POW14, POW18, POW18B, POW24OSC, POW30OSC, VBM60PSC-P, VBM148PSC-P, PDF24, and VRSM10-Power inlet motor carry a 1 year warranty. VR3E and VR33 motors (Mega Storm Fan) carry a 3 year warranty.