How to preserve and protect your auger:
Your planting season is only as effective as the quality of your auger. Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of your auger.
- Operate augers at low speeds and keep the mouth of the auger well supplied with seed. This helps maintain a fuller auger and minimizes seed damage, helping your yield down the line. ¹
- Replace worn augers, especially if you are using standard steel augers. As they get worn down, the amount of seed damaged is likely to increase. ¹Staying on top of auger maintenance can start growing season on the right foot and avoid issues later on in the year.
- Use UHMW Wearshoes to protect the steel and keep your auger in prime condition, year after year.
- Keep bearings and tubes in good shape. If the auger wobbles within the bus because of either worn bearings or a worn motor mount, seed damage will increase due to increased contact with the flighting edge. ¹ This poly liner is the most effective way to preserve your augers, which in turn protects your seed. With easy installation and customizable sizes, it’s a small decision that can have a big impact on your yield.¹Regular inspections and maintenance will help avoid this problem and keep your equipment running smoothly.