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Three Features To Consider When Choosing A Grain Bag Unloader

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Grain bag unloaders are highly-functional and are often a sizeable investment. With that being said, you want to ensure you are paired with the right model when purchasing a new unit.  When searching for an unloader, it’s important to choose wisely. Here are just three important features you want to investigate while on your search. Hand Discharge Always consider where you plan to operate the unloader in terms of any space limitations. This process is very important because it ensures that you are selecting a model with an appropriate hand discharge. The hand discharge basically refers to the area where the grain is released from the unit and this feature is generally available with either a right-hand discharge or left-hand discharge style. If your space requirements call for a left side distribution, but the unit is designed for right side output – you will have issues. Unless you are looking at a dual-hand model, which are typically more expensive, always ensure that the output hand matches your need. Bag Collection Look for a bag unloader with a built-in bag collection tool. After the bag is separated (opened), the unit will input the grain into the auger system and discharge the bag. Depending on the system you have, this process can go a number of ways. Some units simply expel the bag into the air, leaving a large cleanup for you. Other units shred the bag, which makes cleaning even more involved. Finally, some units store the empty package in a bag collection area. Once the space is full you can remove the bags and discard or recycle them. The last choice is by far the most convenient and efficient option for bag collection. Transporting Conversion If you need to cover a large area, you will probably need to rotate the grain unloader between operating mode and transport mode. When in operating mode, the auger, discharge arm and other large components are typically extended. When it’s time to move the unit to another area, you need to shorten these components for safer travel. Always make sure you are choosing a system that is easy to convert from operating mode to transport mode. Some units have complicated steps that involve removing and reattaching the auger, whereas some units have augers that decompress, which keep you more productive and your operation more efficient. As a highly-functional tool, it’s imperative that you take your time and choose the grain bag unloader best suited to meet your day-to-day needs. An agricultural equipment company, like Neeralta Manufacturing Inc., can provide more...

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Learn How To Safely Use A Generator For The First Time

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When there is a blackout and your home has no power, a generator can be a great way to create the power you need to operate your microwave, lights, and even the television in your home. If you have never used a generator before, it is important to use it as safely as you possibly can. The following guide walks you through a few ways to stay safe when using a generator to supply power to your home: Proper Placement When you set up the generator to use it as an electrical source for your home, be sure that you set it up outdoors. You do not want to place the generator in your mudroom or garage. When the generator operates, it releases carbon monoxide that you do not want your family to inhale. Carbon monoxide can cause brain injury and even death if too much of it is inhaled. Be sure that the generator is also placed on a flat surface so that it can operate as efficiently as possible. If the generator is tilted, it can cause the gas to be uneven in the tank which could cause the generator to cut off prematurely because the gas cannot get into the machine due to the tilt. Don’t Overfill Most generators use gasoline for operation. When you fill the gas tank in the generator, you need to be careful that you do not overfill it or spill gas onto the generator. If gas is spilled onto the generator, a spark could cause it to catch on fire. Since it is filled with gas, this could then cause it to explode. Be sure that you keep it away from any open flames and pay attention when you are filling it. Handle Properly When it is time to refill the gas in the generator or time to check the oil to make sure that it doesn’t need to be refilled. It is important to be careful. There is an exhaust attached to the generator that blows out carbon monoxide while the generator is in operation. This exhaust can become very hot and could burn you if you grab or touch it when you are refilling the generator. Generators are available in many different sizes to ensure that you can get the power output you need. Be sure to check on the generator regularly when it is running to ensure that it does not run out of oil. If it runs out of oil, the engine could become damaged or even ruined. If the generator runs out of gas however, the power supply will be immediately stopped and then more gas will simply need to be added. To learn more, contact a company like Southern Rewind Ltd generators in lethbridge with any questions you...

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