Bin Sweep Guidance Retains the Cord off the Corn


Hager Town, Wisconsinite Jared Matzek remembers cleaning out the floor of his grain bins past spring. “The sweep was going around, and I experienced to enjoy wherever the twine was the whole time,” he suggests.  

Tired of stressing about that twine, Matzek built a holder for it out of angle iron and a 10-foot-very long piece of conduit. All those products transpired to be on hand in his shop and so were the a few 90-pound magnets he makes use of to keep it up.

Bolts at the leading and base of the bracket catch the lip of the grain bin door, which stops the bracket from bending and retains it stabilized even underneath drive.

Considering that the time it was set up, he states he’s spliced an extension twine and place a light-weight swap on it and mounted the swap box to the door facet (exactly where the magnets are). 

“Now even though we’re sweeping, the truck driver can just turn the sweep on and off with the gentle swap. We don’t have to unplug cords all the time,” he says.  

Matzek estimates it would value around $35 to invest in all the factors manufacturer-new.  

Products: angle iron, bolts, hose clamps, magnets

Resources: 2 Crescent wrenches

Illustration by Lant Elrod

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