1977 - Volume #1, Issue #3, Page #14[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
High Capacity Hopper Eliminates Bottlenecks
"It can even be used to feed into a bucket elevator leg, thus eliminating the need for a pit," says John Long, vice president of marketing. "If you're planning to revamp your existing grain handling system and want to eliminate a pit because of rodents, water and other problems, this first-of-its kind low profile hopper could be the answer. It's engineered for high capacity and handles a wide variety of grains, including rice. We've rated it at 2,250 bu. of dry grain per hour (549 rpm) and 840 to 1,000 sacks of rice per hour."
The hopper is low enough (11 in.) to fit under Bobtails or bottom-dump trucks. With a 5 hp electric motor mounted at the "output" end, weight of the unit is evenly distributed over the 15 in. standard automobile tires for easy, one-man handling. The unit is equipped with in. flighting in the inclined section, which is coupled via a U-joint to 7 in. dia. flighting in the hopper bottom.
List price, less the motor, sheave, tires, and shipping, is "under $1,000".
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Wyatt Mfg., Box 1227, Saliva, Ks. 67401 (ph. 913 825-5441).
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