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There is a few or more out there in Saskabush, look in The Book, always some advertising in there. Had these guys saved in my favs on computer for sometime in the past....

https://www.flightingsupply.com/

Replacing the actual flighting isn't really as simple as one might think, can't be a hurry and you really need some kind of setup so you can pull it tight before you start welding. And never do like a neighbor did once and start welding at each end lol.

And make sure your tube isn't wore as well to the point its not worth fixing.
we put new flighting in a westfield last fall and within 3 hours had a hole in the tube...... am told the sakundiak tubes are made of better stuff but at some point an auger is just worn out....

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we put new flighting in a westfield last fall and within 3 hours had a hole in the tube...... am told the sakundiak tubes are made of better stuff but at some point an auger is just worn out....
Westfield Augers are made out of tinfoil. I have welded 3 holes in our 10x41 auger now, which was difficult as in some spots paint was all that was holding things together. From what I can tell the flighting seems fairly good yet.

The flighting should wear out well before the tube. On my farm I've never replaced the flighting, but once its good and worn it gets put in the back and used as a spare, or for seed etc... and buy another main auger.

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Westfield Augers are made out of tinfoil.
I rented a bin to a neighbor once and when he came to unload it he brought his brand new Westfield auger. He was pretty proud of it until we found that it leaked canola out of the tube on the first load! Where they had welded the brackets on the metal was so thin that the welds burned a hole in the tube.

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When a person welds flighting on it has to be stretched and not over welded. The less weld and heat the better. Slow cooling of the weld or doing it on a hot day out of the wind would be better. When we were welding up trusses and beams for our house in winter we had a dog of a time keeping the metal from bending from the fast cooling when doing it outside. It is amazing how much metal will bend as it cools.
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How are you guys starting and stopping these augers? I have been hitting the switch at idle and then throttle up, shutting off hit the switch as I throttle down. The neighbor runs his wide open and hits the switch on or off it doesn't matter. I would think that might cause more shock load that starting at idle. Neither of us have twisted off the shaft though.

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712 I start and stop mine like you do trying to keep the shock loads as low as possible.
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