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Auger Attachment Supports Hopper
"It holds the hopper and auger together so you don't have to handle them separately every time you move to another bin," says Darwin Johnsgaard, Stardust Farms Ltd., Stewart Valley, Sask.
  The hopper support consists of a hinged metal frame equipped with a tube clamp, which is attached about 3 1/2 ft. from the intake end of the auger. To remove the hopper for cleanout, simply pull a lock pin and lower the frame to the ground.
  "It lets you move the auger and hopper together, even if the hopper is full of grain or tools," says Johnsgaard. "A lot of farmers use straps to attach a hopper to an auger. Every time you move to the next bin you have to remove the straps and dump the grain out of the hopper, then set the hopper back under the new bin and strap it back on. With our hopper support system, the only time you have to detach the hopper is when you want to switch to another commodity or do a complete cleanout.
  Johnsgaard offers 2 different frames one for large Agri Hoppers ($280 plus S&H) and a smaller one for triangular hoppers ($250 plus S&H). Prices may vary depending on different auger types and the need for additional brackets.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Darwin Johnsgaard, Stardust Farms Ltd., P.O. Box 5, Stewart Valley, Sask., Canada S0N 2P0 (ph 306 773-9047 or 306 741-7061; stardust1@sasktel.net;).

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2010 - Volume #34, Issue #3