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"Air Augur" Keeps Covers On Pit Silos, Grain Piles
Strong winds won't be able to rip the plastic covers off your pit silos, hay stacks and grain piles when you use the "Air Augur," claims Tom Bechtel, Kenton, Ohio, manufacturer of the unique new vent. The faster the wind blows, the more vacuum the fan creates to pull the plastic cover tighter against the crop.
The Air Augur's exterior fan blade is connected by a shaft to drive an interior fan in the unit. As the interior fan spins, it creates the vacuum which keeps the plastic cover in place.
To install, you first place the 6 ft. square base plate on top of the pile, roll the plastic over the top, cut a hole in the plastic, for the Air Augur and set it on its base plate. To save bearing wear, the unit doesn't engage until wind speeds hit 20 mph so you still need to use some weights, such as tires, to hold the plastic down, says Bechtel. He notes that each Air Augur can handle 3,000 to 4,000 square ft. of plastic covering.
The top section of the Air Augur is 35 in. long, 17 in wide, 42 in. tall and weighs 130 lbs. The device sells for right at $500.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tom Bechtel, C.S.E., 18737 Township Road 133, Kenton, Ohio 43326 (ph 513 464-2538).

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #1