Question. How do you move corn from one grain bin to another? Answer. Not easily.
When we take corn from the field the combine harvests it,
the combine unloads the corn into the cart,
the cart unloads into the semi,
and the semi unloads into the grain bins.
But moving corn from bin to bin isn’t something we’re set up to do easily. So when we needed to move some grain around Daddy planned for a full day of unloading grain into the semis the way we do when we take it to the elevator to sell it and then putting it back into the new bin we way we would from the field.
And then they came up with this.
On your left you see the yellow stream of corn as it comes out of the bottom of the bin and a grain vac brings it up to dump into the wagon. The wagon’s bottom is open, allowing the corn to dump right into the next auger, which transports it across the lot into the semi. The semi’s bottom is also open, dumping corn into another auger, which then lifts the grain up into the proper bin. The tractors are there to provide power for this little operation. They have hook ups in the back that allows them to transfer energy from their engines to the augers.
A nicely set up operation might have a grain loop to accomplish this with much less effort.
But where’s the fun in that?!