The gearbox, featuring left- or right-side drive, is positioned to allow the auger to reach deeper into the bin. The ductile casting houses quality oil seals, ball bearings and casehardened, forged gears, meaning the auger runs smoothly and requires less power. 8", 10" and 13" models are available with an optional reverse shift gearbox. Double flighting intake has a brass bushing on all conventional auger intake guards.
The narrow safety guard and removable clevis hitch improve access to bins with small auger ports. A storage bracket holds the clevis hitch when not in use.
Several drive options are available, including direct PTO, belt-drive PTO, gas engine drive, and electric motor drive matched to a belt or direct drive. Belt-drive engine models are equipped with a self-leveling motor mount and a self-tensioning belt system. Belt guards are included.
The top drive is housed in a sealed oil bath and features a chain-tightener. The components in the sealed oil bath are resistant to heat, dust, debris and moisture, reducing maintenance and enhancing the longevity of the chain and sprockets. The top drive uses #60 roller chain on most 8" models, while #80 roller chain is used on the 861, 10" and 13" models.
From the ground up
The wide stance of the undercarriage improves stability and is constructed with square tubes to enhance strength and durability. In addition to being well balanced, the undercarriage features automotive-type hubs and bearings that improve ease of handling. Reliable safety clutch winches are included.