1990 - Volume #14, Issue #3, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New way to fill plasnters, drills, feeders
"It's especially suited for handling granular herbicides packaged in lug-type bulk containers, such as Monsanto's Crop Store Granu-Blend system," notes Olav Isane, marketing director.
The self-contained unit (48 in. wide, 60 in. long and 74 in. high) is made of 12 ga. metal and holds 3,000 lbs. of herbicide (or 2,000 lbs. of seed or feed). It fits between the wheel wells of a standard pickup and can be lifted in and out with a forklift or front tractor loader. A 5 hp Honda engine with an integral reduction unit and clutch powers the tender's 4 in. dia heavy duty auger which, in a standard pickup, reaches to a height of 12 ft. above ground level.
"You can unload lug-type containers directly into the Handi-Fill's hinged 2 ft. by 4 ft. top opening for easy loading into the hoppers of planting or application equipment," says Isane. "During the off-season, the Handi-Fill can be used to fill livestock feeders, or to provide rodent-proof storage, for leftover seed, feed or fertilizer. A bottom cleanout simplifies the chore of switching from one product to another."
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Aqua-Therm, Rt. 1, Box 1, Brooten, Minn. 56316 (ph 1-800 325-2760, or 612 346-2264).
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