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Low-Cost Self-Propelled Auger
Moving a 7-in. dia., 45-ft. long auger is no longer a dreaded chore for Clifford Czinkota, Fenwood, Sask., since he "self-propelled" it with its own motor.
He mounted a 20 hp 4-cyl. gas engine on a steel frame equipped with big 10.00 by 20 drive wheels on front and 4 by 8 caster wheels on back. The engine belt-drives a hydraulic pump that powers a pair of orbit motors, one for each drive wheel. A vertical hydraulic cylinder attached to a jack is used to raise or lower the auger.
"I paid $100 for the jack and $100 for hoses. My total cost was less than $500," says Czinkota. "A commercial self-pro-pelled auger would've cost over $3,000. I put chains on the drive wheels and put fluid in the tires for better traction in snow. The hydraulic reservoir provides even more weight. I stand on the frame and use four levers to operate the auger - two to move the auger forward or backward, one to lift the auger up or down, and one to operate a cylinder that moves the engine forward or backward to adjust the belt. The gas tank is off a self-propelled swather and the hydraulic reservoir is off an old tractor."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Clifford Czinkota, Box 40, Fenwood, Sask., Canada S0A 0Y0 (ph 306 782-7215).

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1996 - Volume #20, Issue #4