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Transport Self-Propels Most Grain Augers
You'll like this uncomplicated new hydraulic attachment that turns your unwieldly grain auger into an easily handled, self-propelled machine. It'll raise and lower your auger hydraulically, and easily move it around the farm, yet you can still tow it at full speed behind your truck or tractor.
Allan Lamont, of Success, Sask, invented the unit to move his 46-ft. grain auger around his spread-out farmstead. He says he wanted to avoid the problems of other selfpropelled or tractor-mounted auger attachments that he thinks use too many drive belts, or are awkward.
"This is a simple, easy-to-operate attachment that makes moving even the biggest augers a simple, one-man operation;" explains Lamont. It features a triangular frame that welds to the auger in just three places and consists of a drive wheel, a scissor frame to raise and lower the auger, and a driver platform complete with seat, steering wheel, and controls.
A hydraulic pump powered by the auger motor supplies up to 10 gal. per , min. to an orbit motor mounted on the drive wheel, and the auger lifting cylinder.
Speed is completely variable up to about 4 mph with excellent maneuverability since the drive wheel makes a full 180? turn. The scissor frame raises and lowers the auger to most any position, or lifts the transport frame and wheel off the ground so it can be towed.
"You can tow it in a normal manner at over-the-road speeds behind your grain truck or tractor, then drive it when you reach your destination," says Lamont.
He makes the auger transport with a telescoping frame to fit different type augers.
Cost is right at $1,674 (Canadian dollars).
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Allan or Karen Lamont, P.O. Box 2, Success, Sask., Canada S0N 2R0 (ph 306 773-9143).

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