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Telescoping Seed Conveyor Extends For Easy Filling
“It was a joint project between our team of engineers and the K-State project team,” says Wayne Daubert, marketing director for Crust Buster Speed King. “We saw a need that farmers had to reach further and higher to move bulk seed into central fills,” Daubert says.
The company’s telescopic tube conveyors range in price from $14,600 to $25,500 for six different models. With the size of farms growing and many farmers aging, most farmers would rather ditch handling heavy seed bags to fill their planters. Since many seed companies are now shipping bulk to the dealers, there’s a big need to fill different sizes and models of planters and drills with bulk seed,” Daubert says. “The telescopic tube works great to fill any size and brand of planter or drill.”
The Crust Buster Speed King system uses belts on its tenders for gentle conveying, so the seed coat isn’t damaged during handling. Daubert says their models generally run a belt at about 27 or 28 degrees on a regular crescent belt. The telescopic tube can be adjusted from 14 ft. up to 22 ft. and any length in between. The lineup includes a three-piece 12-ft. telescopic downspout on all units, which pivots 180 degrees. The conveyor can be mounted on a truck, trailer, or optional chassis and includes individual compartment control, with each compartment having level-view windows.
The telescoping conveyors are easily cleaned so 100 percent of the seed can be removed, reducing cross-contamination, which often occurs when using augers or cleated belts. Another advantage is having an ACI rollover cover system so farmers don’t have to worry about climbing into the tender and trying to open and close heavy metal covers. The Crust Buster Speed King website boasts that farmers can “fill a 40-ft. planter with one stop.”
Daubert says their conveyors are built on Speed King Trailers or can be placed on a customer’s trailer. The telescopic conveyors are available through implement dealers and most chemical and seed companies.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Speed King, P.O. Box 526, Spearville, Kan. 67876 (www.crustbuster.com).
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