1997 - Volume #21, Issue #1, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Shuttle Auger Great For Tandem Axle Grain Hauler"When we bought a 26-ft. tandem axle hop-per grain trailer, we needed a way to unload it at many different farms and bin sites," say Ron & Keith Henggeler, Schuyler, Neb., who came up with a handy "shuttle auger" that's designed to hydraulically roll the hop-per down and under a grain trailer hopper.
It requires a tractor with two hydraulic circuits to operate. One circuit runs the or-bit motor on the 8-in. auger and the other operates the cylinder that moves the hopper in and out under the trailer, riding on two small wheels that attach to the corners of the hopper.
You can use the hopper on any surface - no concrete pad needed. You just drive up in front of the retracted auger and then activate the auger to roll it down under the trailer. All it needs is 14 in. of ground clearance.
"We also use the shuttle auger to unload straight trucks and our 400 bu. auger wagon. No need to back up to auger," say the Henggelers.
To transport, an implement jack raises the hitch to any height and hooks up with two pins. It can be pulled at highway speed behind any pickup or truck.
For long harvest days, the Henggelers mounted a mercury vapor light on the auger for use at night. The 8-in. auger easily keeps an 8-in. transfer auger filled to capacity. The shuttle auger could also be built with 10-in. augers.
The Henggelers are looking for a manufacturer.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ron & Keith Henggeler, Rt. 1, Box 116, Schuyler, Neb. 68661 (ph 402 352-5654).
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