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Pto-Driven "Reverser" Cleans Out Auger
"I wanted to be able to turn my 41-ft. long grain auger backward so I could empty it out. Turning the auger by hand took a long time so I built my own pto-driven auger reverser out of scrap materials," says Don Schieber, Ponca City, Okla., who mounts the unit on back of his Deere 425 garden tractor.
  The auger reverser is equipped with two pto shafts - one that hooks to the tractor pto and another that drives the auger. Each shaft mounts on identical gears that came from broken transfer cases out of 4-WD tractors. One shaft extends out one side of the unit and the other extends out the opposite side, with standard male and female pto stubs welded onto the ends of each shaft. The gears are contained within two bolted-together steel plates. A welded-on angle iron brace contacts the ground to keep the unit from spinning around while it's operating.
  "It saves me a lot of time and is simple to operate," says Schieber. "It takes only about 30 seconds to clean out the auger now compared to about 15 minutes when I had to do it by hand."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Don Schieber, Schieber Farms, 3300 W. Furguson Ave., Ponca City, Okla. 74601 (ph 580 363-1950).

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1999 - Volume #23, Issue #5