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Maybe all you need to make your grain handling system work better for you is a better-designed, drive-over unloading hopper. Or maybe you’re looking for ways to handle your grain mor efficiently.

Grain companies put their best minds to work each year to improve on what they’ve done before. Here’s the latest crop of new products worth a look as you assess the 2010 harvest season and look ahead to 2011.

Drive-over hopper conveyor added

Universal Industries has a new drive-over hopper conveyor with a capacity of up to 6,000 bushels per hour to match its UniTube belt conveyor line. The 12-foot-long hopper has a winch-operated lift and hopper guides. Suggested list price: $11,000. Call Universal Industries, Cedar Falls, Iowa, at 800-311-9626 or visit www.tubeconveyor.com.

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Walinga offers belt unloading trailer

A belt unloading trailer is new from Walinga Inc. Features include a triple chain drag belt with heavy-duty 48-inch-wide belt flaps, fully extruded aluminum sides, a heavy-duty planetary hydraulic drive, hydraulic lift tailgate, full open roll tarp system and Hendrickson Intraax tandem air-ride suspension and a sealed lighting system. Grain chutes, variable side wall heights and many other options are available. Suggested list price: $75,000 for a 42-foot trailer. Call Walinga Inc., Wayland, Mich., at 800-466-1197 or visit www.walinga.com.

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New grain cleaner controls dust

Walinga Inc. has added a grain cleaner to its grain handling equipment lineup. The cleaner is totally enclosed and doesn’t release dust back into the air. It has a 3-horsepower motor to run the 10-inch auger and air outlet fan. Suggested list price: $7,600 for a three-phase-power model. Call Walinga Inc., Wayland, Mich., at 800-466-1197 or visit www.walinga.com.

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This article published in the November, 2010 edition of INDIANA PRAIRIE FARMER.

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