1985 - Volume #9, Issue #5, Page #08[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Grain Auger Vacuum
Now, instead of using a sweep auger to clean out bins, Saul can simply use the grain vacuum that's attached to the auger.
He took a centrifugal fan off an air seeder and mounted it on his engine-powered auger and powered the fan off the engine.
The fan sucks grain up through a 4-in. dia. flex hose and into a cyclone. Grain then drops through an air lock, also powered off the engine, and drops into the auger.
The cyclone clamps onto the auger over a hole that Saul cut in. He notes that the unit can handle 500 bu. an hour of wheat.
He's looking for a manufacturer.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ian Saul, Box 247, Semans, Sask. SOA 3S0 (ph 306 524-4901).
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