1984 - Volume #8, Issue #2, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Porta Pit For Center Dump Trucks
You can also use the Porta Pit for unloading straight trucks because you don't have to worry about backing up to the auger. You simply drive over the pit and raise the truck hoist, says Eldon Kluthe, of Baasch and Son, Cairo, Neb.
The Porta Pit transports on its own set of wheels. You pull it up next to your grain auger and remove the axle, wheels, and hitch. Then, flip the four ramp wings down for the truck or wagon tires to drive over. Each wing is 6 ft. long and 2 ft. wide.
You then drive your truck or wagon over the ramp and unload the material into the 4-ft. long auger opening between the tire ramps. For dump boxes, you simply drive over the Porta Pit, raise the hoist and unload the truck without backing up at all.
An 8-in. dia. auger, with a 2,000 bu./hr. capacity powered by electric, hydraulic or pto power, moves grain out of the pit.
The Porta Pit is made of 10 ga. steel and sells for $3,750.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Baasch & Son, Box 446, Cairo, Neb. 68824 (ph 308 485-4661).
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