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Check this out at the Clay County Fair

By Staff | Sep 13, 2015

-Contributed photo THE?HARVEST?LINK is a hefty piece of machinery that will visitors to the Clay County Fair can view.

SPENCER – The Harvest Link, from Demco, will be at the Clay County Fair, which runs from Saturday to Sept. 20 in Spencer.

Info on the machine includes:

  • The capacity is enough to fill three semi-trucks.
  • The unloading rate is 333 bushels per minute.
  • Is operated from a tractor PTO, which powers the self-contained hydraulic system, which in turn powers the entire system.
  • With a joy stick in the tractor cab, the operator can run the auger allowing the radial movement and fore/aft motion. This feature allows the loading of a semi in one position.
  • The self-contained hydraulic system is responsible for auger unloading. The grain flow control gates are hydraulically powered and sequenced to automatically open and close as a result of the load requirements on the orbit motors powering the augers.
  • An electronic scale system communicates through radio frequency with the grain cart scale system. This allows for the grain cart to simultaneously unload into the Harvest Link while at the same time the Harvest Link is allowed to fill a waiting semi-truck. It will tabulate a gross total field weight. There is no loss of field data as a result of simultaneous operations being performed.
  • Pre-programming of truck capacities allows operators to program into the scale system the net capacity of each of your respective trucks.

When the truck arrives, touch the pre-programmed weight for the respective truck and start the loading process.

Once the Harvest Link has unloaded the required net weight into the truck, the hydraulic system will automatically close the grain flow doors.

  • Harvest Link is the length of the unloading auger with its fore/aft adjustment. This feature allows parking Harvest Link along the road ditch at the end of a field.

The Harvest Link’s auger can then reach across the road ditch allowing to fill trucks while the truck remains on the road, eliminating the field stress on the truck and trailer.

  • The transportation of the Harvest Link from field to field is simple.

The front of the unit is raised or lowered and carried on a tractor’s 3-point hitch.

The rear tandem axle of the Harvest Link is raised and lowered via the hydraulic controls of the tractor.

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