Dumping a seed box is fast, safe and easy when it’s equipped with the IGSE remote-controlled opener. The redesigned BGO-20 Seed Box Gate Opener is a battery-powered actuator that fits major brands of bulk seed boxes.
“We introduced the original seed box gate opener a few years ago, but the BGO-20 is 60 percent faster and 60 percent lighter,” says Woody Cown, Illinois Grain & Seed Equipment (IGSE). “With 15 years in the industry, we saw a need for a product that could safely dump a seed box from a forklift into another seed box or conveyer.”
The BGO-20 is fast and easy to position. A spring-loaded latch locks it in place and releases it just as fast. The under-gate latch prevents the unit from falling off, even when the box is shaken.
The $775 opener weighs just over 8 lbs. and fits both the Buckhorn and the new Orbis seed boxes. Its custom-made actuator provides 55 lbs. of linear-pull; enough, suggests Cown, for even the most stubborn seed box gate.
Designed to work with Milwaukee batteries, a charged 2.0 Ah battery can provide more than 500 cycles of the actuator when activated by the internal RF receiver and remote. The receiver and remote have a wireless range of more than 750 ft.
“We've had very positive feedback,” says Cown. “As one customer told us, ‘I used to climb up the mast on the forklift and reach out to open the slide. Now I can sit on the seat and push the button to operate with ease.’”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, IGSE, 488 N. State Route 49, Cissna Park, Ill. 60924 (ph 815-457-2979; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.igse.ag).