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Keeping Corn from bouncing out of hopper/auger
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Posted 1/25/2023 16:07 (#10059605 - in reply to #10059458)
Subject: RE: Keeping Corn from bouncing out of hopper/auger

HLChas - 1/25/2023 14:51

We have a 10" auger set up right now to load our truck and move corn to town out of the bin. We have a slotted unload with motor on the outside that dumps corn into the poly hopper that the auger sits in. But this year it's been a mess. Corn is hitting the hopper and auger and bouncing out everywhere all over the ground and I'd like to stop it. Not likely costing a bunch of money but it makes for a mess at the bin site not to mention somehow that corn takes root in the gravel over summer and I have to fight it.

What all has everyone used between your bin unload and the auger to keep corn from spilling/bouncing out of your poly hopper?

I've been thinking about anything from tarps, to some rubber mats bolted all the way around the poly hopper, to even buying a specialty "hopper topper" that fits everything neatly but costs $475. What all has everyone else done?

1x12 sideboards modified as necessary to fit inside the hopper lip and under the pit auger.

Bucket spout under the out auger.

Buckets without bottoms stacked up under out auger and held with tarp straps. Bottom bucket modified to fit tightly over load out auger.

Duct tape or tile tape of various pieces.

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