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New Way To Fill Sandbags
Retired farmer Gene Biberstein built this sandbagger for his local emergency management office. It worked so well people have convinced him to start building them for sale.
  "I've got jigs built to produce these on order. With all the flooding this year, people have discovered that filling sandbags with just a shovel is a hard way to go," says Biberstein. "This system costs a lot less than mechanical bag fillers. A team of 10 people should be able to fill three times as many bags with less lifting than they could do with shovels."
  The bagger consists of a 3-hopper stand on a 4 by 4-ft. raised platform. There's a bucket bench on the opposite side from the hoppers. Here's how it works:
  Workers fill pre-sized galvanized buckets from a sand pile and set the buckets on the bench. An individual standing on the platform dumps buckets into each hopper, while three individuals hold bags underneath. Each individual removes his bag, sets it on a tie bench, where another person ties it and places it on a pallet.
  The bagger can be easily carried in a pickup for quick transport and setup. Comes with everything needed, including 10 3-gal. galvanized buckets. Sells wholesale for $600 plus S&H.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Glen Biberstein, 4901 S SR 1, Bluffton, Ind. 46714 (ph 260 824-0928; sandbag08@onlyinternet. net).

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2008 - Volume #32, Issue #4