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Directional Grain Spout
Thanks for running the story in your last issue (Vol. 15, No. 6) about my high-pressure grease gun made out of a 5-in. dia. hydraulic cylinder. The drawing you ran with the story showed how it works but I'm sending along a photo of the real thing. My only complaint about your story is that it sounded like you have to carry the cylinder itself around along with the grease gun and some of my friends kidded me that I must get tired carrying that thing around all over the farm. What we actually do is hang the cylinder on the back of the tractor or truck, and use a long hose on a reel to do the greasing. We fill the cylinder with grease using a pressure cannister (see photo) and then hook up the hose to the cylinder and use hydraulic pressure to force it out the hose. I'm sending along another photo of a flexible spout I made for grain augers using some 30-lb. grease and oil buckets that are tapered at the top so the bottom of a bucket will fit over the top of the next bucket. Makes a nifty directional spout for directing grain. (Lawrence Grabher, HC73, Box 27, Hemingford, Neb. 69348 ph 308 487-3697)

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1992 - Volume #16, Issue #2