1988 - Volume #12, Issue #2, Page #11[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Extra Wheels Move Grain Auger SidewaysIllinois farmer Alan Pegram added a pair of sideways-mounted wheels to make it easier to line up big grain bin filling augers.
The wheels mount on a pivoting frame just ahead of the regular "straight ahead" auger wheels. When he needs to move the auger from one bin to the next, or just needs to get it centered a little better, a hydraulic cylinder drops the sideways wheels to the ground and shifts the weight of the auger onto them. After the auger's moved, the sideways wheels can be quickly lifted back up again.
Pegram also simplified grain bin auger work by mounting all three starter switches - for the fill auger, under floor auger, and the sweep auger - on a single board so only one electrical hookup is needed at each bin. He also put an electric winch on the auger to raise and lower it.
Contact FARM SHOW Followup, Alan Pegram, Rt. 3, Lincoln, Ill. 62656.
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