2017 - Volume #41, Issue #1, Page #29[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
“Smart” Way To Control Slides On Trucks, Wagons
Dauna Ogden says Shur-Co designs its products in house so they’re American-made and proud of it. Ogden says their new SMART mini-modules can control any 12-volt accessory with electronic actuation. A rear slide gate, for example, can by controlled by remote operation from the top of a grain bin. Using the remote, a farmer can open the gate to allow just the right amount of grain into an auger to top off the bin. No need to climb down off the bin, open the gate, then climb back up while it’s dumping to see how much is needed.
A second mini-module with an electric-over-air solenoid valve gives an operator control of a grain truck hoist. In combination, the two devices allow controlled unloading with one remote. The actuating devices can be mounted on the side, the rear, or whereever is most convenient to control product flow.
Connections on the mini-modules use weather-pack insulation on the hoist controls and DOT-certified air fittings to protect against moisture, dust, extreme temperatures and corrosive road elements. Ogden says if the package is ordered with a Shur-Co electric tarp, a smart wire system allows plug-and-play operation. The tarp, gate and hoist can be controlled by the same mini-module, and other electronic accessories such as an electric hopper opener, an electric swingaway, and work light packages can also be added. Depending on the products used the installation will take anywhere from a few hours to a day.
The recommended retail price for the Gate and Hoist system with the SMART1+ remote is $1,320. Other options and configurations are available.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Shur-Co Corporate, 2309 Shur-Lok St., Yankton, S. Dak. 57078 (ph 800 474-8756; www.shurco.com).
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