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Trough Catches Fines Under Auger
When I decided to screen my corn as I augered it into my bins to reduce the amount of fines going into the bin, I also decided I didn't want the fines lying or blowing all around my bin sites. So I came up with this simple, yet effective, method of dealing with the problem.
  It's a "trough" that mounts underneath the bottom half of my 61-ft., 8-in. dia. grain auger where the screens are located. It's made from a 14-ft. long piece of corrugated roofing metal that's bent into a U-shape 1 ft. deep. It attaches to the auger with 1/8 by 1-in. pieces of strap iron.
  There's about 8 in. of clearance between the auger tube and trough at the top and about 12 in. at the bottom. That's enough "fall" to drop the fines onto a 12 ft. sq. tarp I place on the ground underneath the bottom end of the chute.
  I simply scoop the fines up off the tarp with a loader, dump them in a wagon and dispose of them in a field. Works like a charm to keep fines away from bin sites. Didn't cost a cent to build since it was all constructed of scrap materials. (Carroll Meimann, 66717 160th St., McCallsburg, Iowa 50154; ph 515 434-2583)

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1999 - Volume #23, Issue #2