1989 - Volume #13, Issue #5, Page #06[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Electric Jack Turns Unloading Auger On And Off
"Most controls on M2 Gleaners are electrically operated with toggle switches, but for some reason the unloading auger is controlled manually by a lever located under the seat in the cab. The lever is only 2 in. off the floor under the seat so you have to bend clear over to get at it. Deutz-Allis offers a hydraulic assist option for the lever but it costs more than $800. The screw jack, which runs off the battery, cost only $170. It tightens a heavy spring which engages a tightener on the auger's drive belt."
Grace made one bracket from 1 by 1-in. box tubing to connect the screw jack to the spring, and another bracket to support a safety interlock system. "The interlocking system ensures that the auger can't be turned on in the transport position, and that it can't be returned to transport position while it's running," explains Scheel.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mike Grace, RR 1, Elberon, Iowa 52225 (ph 319 444-2906).
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