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Auger For Transferring High-Moisture Corn From Silo To Computer Feeders
I made an auger for transferring high-moisture corn from our Harvestore silo to computer feeders in our freestall dairy barn because the cost for a commercial transfer system was $800 to $1,200. I used the hopper and 40-ft. auger from an old bunk feeder. I put the auger inside a length of 10-in. dia. PVC sewer pipe. The giant auger moves corn from the hopper across the yard to the barn. We auger about 10,000 bu. of corn a year and it works great, powered by an electric motor. Total cost was $325.
We're always looking for ways to save money with used equipment. This summer we put up a used silo and equipped it with an old Patz unloader which we bought for $500 and had rebuilt for $2,500. The silo and unloader together cost $17,500. Quotes we got on new ones ranged from $25,000 to $28,000. (Fred Miller, 7988 County Trunk HH, Arpin, Wis. 54410 ph 715 569-4325)

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #6