1983 - Volume #7, Issue #4, Page #21[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
No Harvest Logjams With Grain Dumpit
Manufactured by H.F. Johnson, Inc., Litchfield, Minn., Dumpit is moisture tight when installed properly, according to Rick Johnson, marketing representative. "Unlike concrete pits, Dumpit can be moved to other areas when your grain handling plans change, and the pit can be installed in about 4 hrs. It's compatible with most grain handling systems, including augers, legs, vacuum and air."
Dumpit features a pressure-sensitive stop/start switch at the bottom of the pit which automatically starts the auger as grain is dumped into the pit. Once the pit is empty, the auger automatically shuts off.
Johnson says Dumpits are prefabricated and strong enough to withstand 100,000 lbs. of weight. The outside surface is asphalt coated for extra sealing and to rustproof the steel.
To install, dig a hole large enough for the Dumpit, and then lower it in with a loader or backhoe. Once in place, you can pour a concrete pad around it, if desired.
Dumpit comes with an 8-in. auger but 10 in. augers are available. The auger slides into the Dumpit tube so all service work can be handled from outside the pit.
Another pressure sensitive switch can be mounted outside the auger to automatically shut the auger off if another part of the conveying system breaks down.
A 250 bu. Dumpit sells for $3,695 which includes an 8-in. by 17-ft. auger, rain cover, belts, sheaves, and the automatic stop/start switch. The 500 bu. model sells for $4,795 and has a 20 ft. long auger. A medium sized 400 bu. model is also available as well as a small 22 bu. transfer pit.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, H.F. Johnson, Inc., Route 3, Box 189, Litchfield, Minn. 55355 (ph 612 693-7554 or 693-2793).
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