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Superior upgrades grain bin unloading system

Superior upgrades grain bin unloading system

A new design allows for a more efficient system that's easier to use.

Superior Manufacturing announced it has enhanced its grain bin unloading system with a new design, which will increase the system’s efficiency and usability. It unloads at up to 6,000 bushels per hour and has a galvanized finish for durability.

A 9-in., under grain auger sits inside an 11-in. U-Trough. And the auger pushes grain through a 10-in. tube. Superior says that sometimes grain gets compacted and pressed against the inside of the tube and is often damaged as a result. By comparison, the Superior U-Trough is gentler on the product because it has no sidewalls and there is more space between the auger and the trough. With its 11-inch diameter, the U-Trough also has greater capacity. Bulk grain free flows over the auger for fast unloading speeds.

The system’s sumps are covered with rack-and-pinion gates that are fitted with roller bearings for easy opening and closing. If the center sump becomes plugged, users can access a next-to-center sump that opens independently of the other intermediatesumps. A removable top cover makes it easy to access the rack and pinion assembly.

An adjustable motor mount, which is equipped with an over-center lever, makes engaging the auger straightforward. Superior also added hinged discharge covers that can be quickly opened or closed without having to hassle with bolts or wing nuts. They can be latched open while unloading or closed during the winter to prevent rodents or blowing snow from gaining access.

Superior bins also feature the largest vents in the industry. The pre-punched roof vent panel and durable poly air vents keep moisture out while allowing air to flow. This keeps grain dry and helps preserve commodity integrity.

Superior farm bins come with a lifetime roof warranty. The hopper, farm and commercial bins range in storage capacity from 1,850 bushels to more than 790,000 bushels.

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