1992 - Volume #16, Issue #1, Page #07[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Cross Auger for grain unloadingA permanently mounted cross auger on the back of a fifth wheel grain wagon makes unloading into auger hoppers easy for Illinois farmer Milo Zehr, who farms near Fisher.
"We've always had a hard time backing our 5th wheel trailer up to the unloading auger by our grain bins, especially since we had to back around a tree.
"I mounted this short cross auger on the back of the trailer so I could just drive alongside the auger hopper to unload. The auger is driven with a hydraulic orbit motor powered by the tractor that drives the grain auger. There are two quick couplers on the cross auger that the hoses from the tractor can quickly hook to. A control valve lets you vary unloading speed.
"The cross auger is designed with a drop down lid directly behind the endgate which folds down forward to cover the auger when we need to unload out the back of the trailer at the elevator. Grain just slides over the top of the auger.
"This idea has really worked out great for me, saving a lot of time and aggravation. I've used it for over three years."
Contact FARM SHOW Followup, Milo E. Zehr, Box 487, Fisher, Ill. 61843 (ph 217 897-1169).
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