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Paddle Type Drill Fill
"I patterned it after an elevator on a combine," says Ken Leys, Elrose, Sask., about his truck-mounted paddle-type drill fill designed to minimize damage when handling seed.
The 6 by 10-in. elevator has a chain with plastic paddles, which Leys says are more efficient than rubber paddles. A horizontal auger running across the back of the truck feeds into the elevator. "It's a 5-in. auger inside a 6-in. tube to minimize damage to seed. Auger flighting slips out easily for clean-out," says Leys. Both auger and elevator are powered by a single orbit motor.
Fits any truck endgate. Allows you to keep the truck tarped. Has about the same capacity as a 5-in. drill fill auger. Leys custom-builds the elevator for $1,100.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ken Leys, Box 211, Elrose, Sask. S0L 0Z0 Canada (ph 306 378-4090).

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