Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Making Bruce's life easier

Isn't that what we all want? Thank you, I agree. Bruce has always had to do a lot of hand scooping when he emptied out the dryer bin and the older we get, the harder it is. Especially at harvest when he fills and empties it 3 or 4 times.

Enter Todd Brown and company to put a sweep auger in the bin and a new loadout spout. They are hard at work dismantling the old, with the dogs supervising. We should have been there sooner because some rats ran out. 

This is the new sweep auger.

Inside the bin the floor has to come up....

...and sometimes it takes more power, fire power.

By that afternoon the auger was in place with 3 holes for the corn to flow.....

....and with the new, larger tube coming out, unloading will be much faster.

Back at the garage Bruce fixes a small hole in the gator tire with his handy dandy fix-a-flat kit, this has saved us a lot of money on tire repairs, he even fixed a tire for Jean when she was out one time.

Yesterday the dogs and I found him getting equipment ready for the big push, greasing zerks on this auger and muttering that the manufacturer could have made it a little easier.

Mollie and Murphy went rat hunting, finding two young rats in this bin, one jumped out that Mollie got and we boosted Murphy into the bin to get the other one. 

They are hopeful that more will appear, it's so much fun. You just can't beat a good farm dog.

1 comment:

  1. That looks like a great addition! Glad your dog's go after the rats..kinda makes my skin crawl....