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Self Propelled Augers Tractor Mounted
Oscar Heller, Southey, Sask., permanently mounted his 10-in. dia., 50-ft. auger on an old Case "500" diesel tractor.
Heller says he figured he could afford to tie up a tractor with the auger because he moves a lot of grain each year and also because, he says, there are so many old tractors around you can pick them up for a couple hundred dollars.
To mount the auger, Heller built a sliding frame at the front of the tractor on two masts that run straight up from either side of the tractor. A pair of hydraulic cylinders slide the auger up and down on the masts as needed, reaching a maximum height of about 25 ft. The rear of the auger can also be raised up and down with a single hydraulic cylinder attached to a single support fastened to the frame at the back of the tractor. Heller moved the auger's pto gearbox about 6 ft. up toward the center of the auger to help balance it out, and runs an extended pto shaft from the tractor to the gearbox to power it.
When Heller first mounted the big auger on the tractor 2 years ago, it was equipped with singles on the rear. Because of high winds that are common in the area, he decided to equip the tractor with duals for added stability.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Oscar Heller, Rt.1, Box 21, Southey, Sask. S0G 4P0 Canada (ph 306 746-4304).

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #4