2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Auger Support CradleRoger Gutschmidt added an extra support cradle for his 9650 STS Deere combine's unloading auger.
"My auger kinked last year and I made a sleeve to fit over the damaged area to reinforce it, yet I still wasn't satisfied because 17 ft. of my unloading auger wasn't supported when it was in the storage position," he explains. "The cradle it came with from the factory is way too far forward for it to do any good. When you drive down the field, the auger flops up and down like a ędiving board.'"
To solve the problem, Gutschmidt mounted a secondary bracket that he made right ahead of the upper hydraulic reservoir, and bolted it to the frame.
The project only took 5 hrs. to design and build, and cost about $150 for materials.
"I'm much happier with my auger's stability during travel now and know that the effort that this modification took will pay off with less wear and tear on the auger assembly," he says.
Gutschmit sells auger support cradle kits that are ready to bolt onto combines for about $400 (plus S&H).
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gutschmidt Manufacturing LLC, Roger Gutschmidt, 6651 Hwy. 56, Gackle, N. Dak. 58442 (ph 701 698-2310; email@example.com).
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