1984 - Volume #8, Issue #2, Page #06[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Tractor Mounted Grain Auger
"I removed the old carriage and made a new one to fit the tractor so that one hydraulic ram lifts the intake end. An orbit motor replaced the winch. It lets us raise and lower the auger from the tractor seat. Another gearbox was added for the auger pto drive. At harvest, the hopper is attached permanently to the auger.
"Total cost was $500 for the tractor and $600 for the gearbox, orbit motor and iron, which is not much more than a new motor would have been. The biggest advantage is being able to drive through snow and ice in the winter to easily put the auger in place for loading and unloading."
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