1987 - Volume #11, Issue #6, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Elephant trap for shed stored grainAn in-ground hopper known as "The Elephant Trap" has solved a lot of grain handling problems for Australian farmer Malcom Hancock, of Warrachie, SA.
The hopper, sunk into the corner of a concrete floored machinery shed, slopes down to a small center pit from where an auger lifts grain up and out through the shed wall, then into a truck for transport.
During harvest, trucks or wagons bring grain straight in from the combine and drop it in or around the in-ground hopper inside the shed. Thanks to "The Elephant Trap," Hancock doesn't need a grain sweep to pick grain up off the shed floor. He simply pushes it into the in-ground hopper with his tractor loader. (FARM).
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