Brandt Raises the Bar with New U-Trough Auger
September 21, 2020
Time is money, especially on today’s farms. Farmers need to work efficiently to make the most of their investment. Brandt Agricultural Products’ all-new U-trough auger
delivers superior product capacity for maximum throughput, allowing farmers to move more grain in less time. “Productivity is priority number one for our customers. That makes it our first priority too,” explains Brandt Industries Vice President, Sales — Dealer Channel, Sheldon Gerspacher.
The U-shaped trough design allows product to move above the auger flighting, increasing output while reducing damage to the crop. This provides farmers with an economical option that loads product faster than a conventional auger without the maintenance work associated with some belts.
Brandt’s 1345A HP
auger is optimized to take full advantage of the U-trough’s additional capacity. Its HP intake utilizes 11" flighting and a funnel-shaped hopper to improve intake efficiency and keep the 13”-tall tube full. This allows it to move up to 9,000 bushels per hour, increasing productivity and reducing damage to the product in a wider range of conditions.
And, Brandt’s model delivers uniquely powerful loading that makes fast work of heavy product, including high-moisture crops like corn. Its all-new driveline system is purpose-built to work more efficiently than competitors’ models, delivering more muscle without requiring a larger, more expensive engine. The innovative driveline eliminates the need for a belt tensioning system while reducing misalignment, vibration, and slippage. This gives farmers a loading solution they can count on to power through the hard jobs, every single day.
“We started with the most efficient type of auger and — in true Brandt fashion — found an innovative way to take that efficiency to the next level,” says Gerspacher.