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Retrieving flighting
When an auger breaks under a grain bin floor Tom Knutson, Vermillion, S. Dak., has a slick way to retrieve it. He simply takes a piece of auger flighting, without any pipe through the center of it, and screws it onto the auger he wants to retrieve. The flighting winds down the length of the broken auger and holds tightly to it. He then welds a piece of pipe to the end of the flighting and pulls it out. He says it holds so tightly he can even use a tractor to pull on the flighting and it'll hold.


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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #4