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Loader Bucket Equipped With Unloading Auger
"It works great for loading silage or grain out of a pit silo and augering it directly into the feed trough or bunk," says Harold Forster, President of Harold Forster Industries, Airdrie, Alb., manufacturer of the new "Auger Bucket".
"It's faster and cheaper than using a feed wagon to auger material into feed bunks," he adds, noting that the bucket can still be used to haul and dump conventional loads, such as hay bales.
The 100-cu. ft. capacity bucket attaches to your front end loader in place of the regular bucket. Since it's mounted on your loader, height is adjustable to feed into nearly any height fence line or portable feedbunk. Forster notes that the tractor should have at least 100 hp. and 4-WD or MFWD to handle the bucket and load.
The bucket measures 8-ft. wide, 4-ft. high, and 4-ft. tall and weighs 1,000 lbs. Its hydraulically-driven, 14-in. dia. feed-out auger can be removed in just a few minutes for hauling gravel and other loads that you want to dump. The auger's equipped with teeth to handle silage and feeds material out to the driver's right.
A manually operated slide door keeps material from coming out the side of the bucket during transport.
Forster notes that the bucket also works well for feeding range cubes, pellets and even sawdust. It sells for $2,850 (Canadian).
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Harold Forster Industries Ltd., Box 1049, 143 East Lake Blvd., Airdrie, Alta. Canada T0M 0B0 (ph 403 948-3663).

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #3