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SPONSORED CONTENT: High capacity swing away augers help reduce bottlenecks as farms increase in size

Product Focus: Westfield Augers
The MKX 130 84 can shift up to 3000 tonnes of grain per hour

 

In the past, the average-sized farm could get away with using an 8-inch (20.3cm) grain auger at harvest time and still get things done efficiently.

But Australian farms are increasing in size and output, and today smaller augers just can’t keep up with the high capacity of a modern harvest – and they often end up creating significant bottlenecks.

It’s all well and good to invest in a big harvester which can thresh up to 800 tonnes a day, but if your auger is flat out processing 70–80 tonnes an hour, you’re going to end up with a line of idling trucks, unable to quickly unload at your silos.

Depending on your travel distance, your auger needs to be able to process at least four times as fast as your harvester. This will ensure you achieve a smooth and efficient operation.

For each delay there is in your processing chain, time is wasted and operational costs are increased.

The MKX series of swing away augers from Westfield Augers is guaranteed to improve your harvest efficiency.

Available in lengths ranging from 16m to 38m and with tube diameters of 25cm, 33cm or 40cm, these high capacity augers are designed to be efficient, dependable and powerful.

The MKX range features over 75 proven performance enhancements, specialising in ease-of-use and serviceability such as an A-frame undercarriage to withstand bowing and maintain rigid alignment during heavy loads.

The MKX130 model can shift up to 300 tonnes of grain per hour (depending on moisture content) – which is more than enough for an average sized farm.

On the other hand, the big MKX160 model can shift up to 630 tonnes of grain per hour (depending on moisture content) – making it more suitable for people running a large farm or commercial operation.

If you want to improve the efficiency of your harvest, talk to the experts at Westfield Augers, who have helped farmers all over Australia remove processing bottlenecks and reduce operating costs.

Call the team on 1300 937 834 or visit www.westfieldaugers.com.au

 

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