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Truck Box Clean Out Auger
"It's always been hard to clean out the corners of the truck box, especially when hauling high moisture corn," says Kevin Byrnes, Riceville, Iowa, who built his own hand-cranked clean-out auger.
"First, I took the unloading auger off an Allis Chalmers 66 pull-type combine. It was the perfect length for our Omaha Standard truck box. I cut the auger in half, stripped the flighting from the bottom half that's fitted with a square-ended shaft, keeping the greasable bushing holders from the original auger end. These serve as holders for the auger when you install it in the box. Install these holders, 3 in. up and in from the back corners of the box (3 in. is half of the auger's 6-in. dia.) so the auger runs from corner to corner across the back of the truck. You have to purchase 3 ft. of left hand flighting to replace the flighting you stripped off half of the auger so, that by turning the auger in one direction, both sides pull grain to the center door opening.
"Extend the square end of the auger shaft out through the side of the box and make a crank to fit. Almost any auger or components can be used to make this clean-out auger. We haven't been inside our truck since we installed it."

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #4