1988 - Volume #12, Issue #2, Page #08[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Automatic Auger SwitchAnyone who's ever overfilled a feed hopper, holding bin or other auger-filled bin will want to take a look at this automatic auger switch idea devised by Calvin Brubaker, West Alexandria, Ohio.
Although he could have used commercial pressure switches, the do-it-yourself shut-off was a cheap and quick solution. Brubaker simply runs a PVC pipe from just below the overflow point on the hopper to a small pail he hangs from the auger shut-off switch. When the pail fills up with grain flowing down through the pipe, the weight of it shuts off the switch. The size of the pail depends on the type of switch in use.
Brubaker, who has a farrow to finish hog operation, recently won an inventors prize for his auger shut-off idea in a contest sponsored by National Hog Farmer Magazine.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Calvin Brubaker, 1990 Yost Rd., West Alexandria, Ohio 45381 (ph 513 839-5929).
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