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Triple Hopper Bulk Seed Handler
"Our new triple hopper bulk seed handling system lets you handle three different seed varieties at the same time and is equipped with new-style belt conveyors that handle seed gently," says Dan Forsyth, Quality Plus Mfg., Oelwein, Iowa.
The three trailer-mounted hoppers empty onto a 10-in. wide belt conveyor that delivers seed up to a chute on front of the trailer. The chute drops seed into an 8-in. wide "swingaway" belt conveyor that's used to fill any planter or drill and is also used to load the hoppers. The conveyor can be automatically raised or lowered by a hydraulic cylinder mounted on a steel arm that attaches to the conveyor.
Both conveyor units are powered by hydraulic motors driven by an electric-hydraulic power unit on front of the trailer. All operations are controlled by a handheld re-mote control.
"It's easy to use and you don't have to put any attachments on your planter or drill," says Forsyth. "The three hoppers hold the equivalent of 300 50-lb. bags of seed and can be opened or closed independently using the hand-held control unit. Using the swing-out conveyor, you can load the hoppers at ground level with either 50-lb. seed bags or bulk bags.
To load your planter or drill, you manually push the swingaway conveyor into position. It's equipped with a 3 1/2-ft. discharge hose. You can fill a 30-ft. drill in only about 7 minutes without having to move either the drill or trailer. "A manual-crank roll tarp covers the hoppers."
Sells for $18,600 (trailer and power unit not included). The company has a mobile hydraulic power unit that can be used. It sells for $2,275.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Quality Plus Mfg., Inc., 630 7th St. S.E., Oelwein, Iowa 50662 (ph 319 636-2204).

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1996 - Volume #20, Issue #3