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Grain Auger Vacuum
"It was cheaper than buying a new grain vacuum, is more portable and now I have a two-in-one machine," says Ian Saul, Semans, Sask., who modified his 7-in. grain auger by adding a grain vacuum to it.
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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