Did you know that if you take the time to swing a traditional auger hopper under your grain trailer each time you unload during harvest, you are adding roughly 4 minutes of repositioning time, and effort to each load? If you add up that 4 minutes per load on a thousand-acre field you are actually adding over 8 hours of time to your grain unloading process during harvest.
It is almost fall and chances are a key piece of your harvest equipment is sitting there quietly waiting for the chance to work. The portable auger is often the last piece of equipment people think about as they service their combines, trucks and tractors in preparation for harvest. But don’t overlook the humble portable auger when it comes to pre harvest service. It can stop harvest operations cold if it breaks down.