Field Tender Helps Avoid Bottlenecks
A huge portable holding bin called the Field Tender is designed to eliminate costly bottlenecks during harvest. It holds 2,500 bu. and lets combines keep rolling if trucks get tied up at the elevator, a drying system gets overloaded, or some other "bottleneck" develops.
Introduced by Southwestern Feeds, Hobbs, New Mexico, it measures 9 ft. high, 9 ft. wide and 45 ft. long. It's completely portable and unloads a full 2,500 bu, load in less than 20 minutes. Two horizontal augers bring grain to the center vertical unloading auger. It's designed for complete clean out, which virtually eliminates left over grain in switching from one crop to another, or from one variety of grain to another. After harvest, the portable bin can be used to store grain, fertilizer, feed or other materials at headquarters, as a holding bin for a dryer, or other uses. An optional tarp is available.
The hydraulically-driven auger motors are powered by a hydraulic pump which gets its power from a tractor pto. The same tractor can be used to pull the empty portable bin to various sites in the field, or from field to field or farm to farm.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Southwestern Feeds, R.W. Norris, Sales Manager, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240 (ph. 505 392-5527).

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