2012 - Volume #36, Issue #3, Page #43[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
State-Of-The-Art Grain Feeder
“Back in the fall of 2000, a neighbor asked me to make him a small 40-bu. round tank that he could put in back of his pickup to feed grain to his cattle. He fitted it with his own auger. The next year we were asked to build a few more. That’s how we got into the business,” says Reimer.
The Eze-Feeder is available in 3 sizes: 45 bu. with a steep 50 degree cone; 70 bu. with a 40 degree cone; and 95 bu. with a 40 degree cone. “The tank’s round design has no corners for hang-ups, which ensures easy cleanout,” says Reimer.
The inside of the tank is coated with a high quality, 2-part epoxy paint that stands up to feeds or supplements with a high salt or mineral content. “The feeder’s 6-in. dia. auger is mounted on bearings for smooth, quiet, and long lasting operation,” says Reimer. “The unit’s 12-volt electric auger can be remotely-controlled from the cab of the pickup or by pushing a switch located close to the auger discharge.”
Over the years, he has added different options such as an 8-in. dia. vertical mixing auger; an electronic scale with 4 load cells and digital read-out; the option of either hydraulic orbit motor or 12-volt electric drive on the discharge or mixing augers; a trailer kit so the unit can be towed with a pickup, ATV or small tractor; Cat. II or III 3-pt. frames for mounting on larger tractors; and a model with pockets to be used on pickups equipped with hydraulic bale beds.
“Our most recent option is a 12-volt remote-operated lid for the tank,” says Reimer. “It can be dangerous and inconvenient for the operator to climb onto an icy or snow-covered deck or pickup bed. Safety has always been our concern, and the addition of the remote-operated tank lid proves it.”
Reimer says that until now, the feeders have primarily been sold through a dealer network in western Canada. “However, we’re looking to expand into eastern Canada and the U.S. Dealer and distributor inquiries are welcome,” he notes.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Reimer Welding & Mfg., Box 126, Cartwright, Man., Canada R0K 0L0 (ph 877 695-2532; www.reimerweldingmfg.com).
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