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Wear Strips Make Auger Repair Easy
A new wear strip kit that builds flighting back up to like-new condition on combine feeder augers and any conventional transfer auger is "selling like hotcakes" for a company in Washington state.
Porta Products and Machine Co., Inc., of Rosalia, makes coiled wear strips for augers that fit right over worn flighting on any auger from 4 1/2 in. in dia. and up. The biggest demand for the strips, according to company owner Gary Porter, is for combine feeder augers.
"Normal new flighting on feeder augers measures 4 in. Auger flighting measured at the center portion of the auger should not be less than 3 1/2 in. If the auger flighting has low spots or nicks it should be rebuilt," he says.
The coiled strips can be installed by any dealer or farmer-welder by simply welding the coils onto the front face of the original auger flighting and holding the height at 4 1/8 in. There's no need to cut the old flighting down. You simply clamp the strip to the flighting, spot weld it, and then move the clamps along the length of the strip till the entire auger is covered.
"It works great and saves lots of time over other methods of rebuilding augers," says Porter.
The strips are shipped in a flat round coil that stretches out into a long coil for installation. Strips for a 20-in., 22-ft. wide auger sell for about $100. Both right hand and left hand coils are provided.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gary Porter, Porta Products and Machine Co., Inc., Box 157, Rosalia, Wash. 99170 (ph 509 523-3451 or 523-3745).

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