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Reversible Fans Keep Engines Cooler
Blowing out radiators when operating in dusty and trashy conditions is easy with reversible fans from Huber Reversible Fan, Inc., Erie, Pennsylvania.
  The fans were designed by Herman Huber in the mid-1950s, for use in strip coal mines. The fans can also be used on combines, tractors, forage harvesters, or just about any farm machine with an engine of 80 hp or larger and sufficient clearance in the fan housing.
  "Our smallest fan is about 16 in. in diameter, so if your machine has a 16 to 17-in. fan, you should be able to use it," says Tim Waterhouse, president of the company.
  To reverse the fan, you simply push each blade in by hand, rotate it approximately 180?, and allow it to "spring" back out into the new position. That's all it takes to change the direction of airflow.
  While the fans are practically maintenance-free, the company suggests lubricating the blades periodically with a spray lubricant like WD-40.
  "Most heavy equipment dealers have access to our fans," Waterhouse says, noting that the company has always worked primarily with industrial equipment. You can call for the name and location of a dealer or buy direct from the company.
  Prices depend on the size and number of blades on the fan ordered.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tim Waterhouse, General Manager, Huber Reversible Fan, Inc., 2103 Hershey Road, Erie, Pa. 16509 (ph 814 864-1763 or toll-free 800 582-2740 (U.S.) or 800 626-4127 (Canada); E-mail: info@huberfan.com; Website: www.huberfan.com).

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2003 - Volume #27, Issue #1