Ok. Let’s be honest.
The auger may be one of the most hardworking pieces of equipment on a farm operation. They run long hours at high capacities during harvest to transfer grain to bins. Augers, therefore, need to be reliable, tough and able to handle the workload in harsh conditions.
And that is exactly what growers get with Ag Growth International Inc.’s (AGI’s) next-generation, swingaway augers – the AGI Westfield MKX 2 and AGI X2 series of A-frames and scissor lifts.
Manufactured in Rosenort, Man., these new augers deliver affordable versatility and a wide range of options for high-capacity performance to suit diverse farm and yard conditions. MKX 2 and X 2 augers are available in up to 125-foot lengths and 10, 13 and 16-inch tube diameters with capacities up to 23,000 bushels per hour in both scissor lift and A-frame styles.
What growers want
AGI’s goal was to streamline its next-gen auger series to extend lifespan, reduce downtime, increased serviceability and provide growers and their dealers with even better performance and reliability. Growers will appreciate the fact that these augers are quieter to run, more efficient with fewer parts and ready to deliver high output.
Here are just three reasons why growers need to take a serious look at AGI’s newest additions to its portable auger lineup:
- Efficiency (requires less HP)
The design of the new open end discharge spout at the top these augers is industry leading.
The discharge spout delivers a faster, more efficient flow of grain out of the tube to reduce plugging and requires significantly less horsepower to handle the same amount of grain. The open-end discharge spout is available on all AGI Westfield MKX 2 and AGI X2 A-frame and scissor lift options.
- Serviceability (ease of access for maintenance)
AGI’s hardworking series include easy-to-access service points allowing for quick inspection and maintenance of u-joints, chains, bearings and gearboxes. This not only helps to extend the lifespan of equipment, this feature eases maintenance and servicing and helps to reduce downtime.
Also, a new removable slip-on boot flight uses Wear Edge Technology™ was engineered for easier access without having to remove and replace the entire lower flight.
- Durable (built tough for less down time)
The new augers are built to be long-lasting for a tough environment. AGI’s focus on continuous improvement to meet customer needs is showcased in an improved design that reinforces critical wear points with Abrasive Resistant (AR) flightings. The larger-capacity X2 augers (13-inch and 16-inch series) come standard with AR flightings, located in areas where grain changes direction (hopper flights, swing tube flights, lower main flights, etc.).
AR is, also, offered as an available option for the Westfield MKX 2 augers.
For more than six decades, AGI brands have led the auger industry by improving the efficiency and bottom line for farmers. AGI’s portable grain handling equipment is recognized for being manufactured with quality materials, components and features that provide value and performance.
Check out the value-added options available. To learn more about AGI’s portable grain handling solutions or find a local dealer, visit www.aggrowth.com/en-us/products/portable-handling/augers.