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Pit Jet Uses Water to Pump Plugged Pits
When FARM SHOW came across Gayle Woods exhibiting at a recent show, a farmer was telling Woods that he'd had a plugged pit beneath a hog barn and had tried injecting water into the pit to loosen up the packed sludge. It didn't work.
Woods, who raises hogs near Mitchelville, Iowa, told the farmer that he'd had exactly the same experience. "I had a pit that was impossible to empty with conventional pumps and agitators. When I tried injecting water it all rose to the top. When I tied a garden hose to the end of the suction hose to inject water directly into the manure it still didn't do any good. Finally, I came up with this design that gets water right where it's needed," he explained.
The Pit Jet consists of a water pipe and a metal tube that fits over the end of a vacuum hose. The water pipe injects three streams of water into manure at the end of the hose. The first stream shoots straight out off the end of the Pit Jet to loosen and liquify manure ahead of the hose. The second sends a stream of water directly into manure as it enters the hose. The third water jet is inside the metal tube and adds water to manure that's already been sucked into the hose to keep the hose from plugging.
"The more water you can get into the manure right where it enters the hose, the better. All three streams of water are necessary. I've tried it without one or the other and it won't work," says Woods.
The Pit Jet is powered by ordinary water pressure of 25 to 50 psi. In pits that are badly plugged, it can be hooked to a high pressure system.
"We've even removed layers of wet feed and shelled corn from pits that no other system could handle. It's the lowest cost device of its kind on the market," says Woods.
The Pit Jet sells for $138, including shipping.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gayle Woods, Truemed, Inc., 118 Broad Street, Box 39, Story City, Iowa 50248 (ph 515 733-5111).


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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #3