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We are considering a larger swing auger. Our Meridian dealer told me that the 14 inch is not available yet. He also said there is no pricing out on them, yet I see one advertised in the paper. Meridian claims 14 - 15000 bushels per hour. I am sure I read somewhere that FK claims 20,000 bu/hr with their 16". We still use a number of old smaller bins ( the 5200 bushel yellow top Westeels). Will a 16" spout fit in these bins? Although I haven't actually timed our 13" my guess is that it is able to move its claimed 7000 by/hr. How fast are these bigger augers? What kind of price tag?
 

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I bought a 16"X 84 FK this fall, light kit, hydraulic mover $27000. As far as capacity I can't say its double a 13" but it's close if it isn't. It's 1000 shaft but we never ran the tractor over 1700rpm so never really pushed it to the max. We also have some old smaller bins and it will fit in the hole but it's snug so you gotta be bang on. But very doable. I thought we would use the 13" more than we did but once I started using this 16 we didn't use the 13".
The downside to this auger is the hydraulic mover. Mostly because they need to mount the wheels lower for more hopper clearance. As stated in previous threads I much prefer the 12v electric movers vs the hydraulic. They tried to keep the hopper clearance but never thought about ruts. Overall I still think it's the best bang for the buck. A lot heavier auger than a 13"FK.
 

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And just put on a Never Spill Spout they don't snag and with the alarm on it, it's a good investment
You can get no-snag spouts now without getting a never-spill.;)

New price on a Meridian 14x95 is over 40K!
 

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Purchased a 1495 Meridan this year in June and was suppose to be in by July 31... But didn't actually come till middle of September. Paid 31k with hyd winch, bucket spout and electric mover. Someone at meridian CLAIMED 15,000 bu/hr. I don't think they will make 15k... We ran our 1495 meridian at 800 pto Rpms and fill the swing till its full. And got around 10,000 bu/hr. This was in corn and setup to a 42ft 8ring bin ( 35k bu and 44ft tall?). Could get more with full rpm and prolly more yet if you started removing tins in the swing away. We didn't cause auger wasn't limiting factor and worried about shear pins if over loaded. Not to steer you away from meridian they have been very good to work with and auger looks excellent. 8345r doesn't even know the auger is there.... 4850 turning higher hp can barely hear motor work when auger is full. Corn 16-19 moisture. 150hp tractor may run it in dry grain but would work. Also 1495 don't come with extendable axles as advertised... Learned that after delivered. Overall meridian seems to be very heavy built. The swing away is low clearance and does also get hung up on ruts...and that 16in swing away is heavy to get moving again. If you got lots of money to burn or want/need max capacity look at a Westfield 16 in. Unload into a Westfield 16125 at local elevator...timed it from time truck in front of me pulled away to time I pulled away...5 min i unloaded 1200 bu. and I don't think they were even pushing auger to its max.
 

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We are considering a larger swing auger. Our Meridian dealer told me that the 14 inch is not available yet. He also said there is no pricing out on them, yet I see one advertised in the paper.
My local Coop dealer has a 1495 sitting on the lot, I think for $45,000! They look like a fantastic auger but we own a FK 16104 and it does the job. We broke it in high moisture corn but otherwise its been great with wheat/barley/oats/canola/soybeans.
 

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What I meant was a spout WITHOUT the alarm feature.
I have no use for that.
I thought you drove the combine??? A big bin with a sight glass is all that's required, I don't like filling past the eaves anyway. Maybe if all you filled was hopper bins it would be handy but for me it is an unnecessary thing that would have to be installed and maintained.:(

My local Coop dealer has a 1495 sitting on the lot, I think for $45,000! They look like a fantastic auger but we own a FK 16104 and it does the job. We broke it in high moisture corn but otherwise its been great with wheat/barley/oats/canola/soybeans.
I think there may be 2, was by there today. Is that the one with the swing that telescopes? Funny how the American guy can buy Canadian equipment for a fraction of the price we do. Oh wait.......there would be a patronage allocation on that.:rolleyes:
 

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I thought you drove the combine??? A big bin with a sight glass is all that's required, I don't like filling past the eaves anyway. Maybe if all you filled was hopper bins it would be handy but for me it is an unnecessary thing that would have to be installed and maintained
I do.
But I'm also a considerate employer.

I have an assortment of bins, every one having zero sight glasses.

I do not have the luxury of all bins the same and even if I did I would still not operate without the added security of an alarm spout.:)

Anyone who has had a Never Spill would trash you!
But it's Christmas!;)
 

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I think there may be 2, was by there today. Is that the one with the swing that telescopes? Funny how the American guy can buy Canadian equipment for a fraction of the price we do. Oh wait.......there would be a patronage allocation on that.:rolleyes:
No its the normal one, the Ag manager at my local Coop ordered it in for my neighbour but he decided against it so it went on the lot. The 2nd one is a 12" i believe.
 

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I do not have the luxury of all bins the same and even if I did I would still not operate without the added security of an alarm spout.:)
That is the truth. After having one on the auger you come to rely on that early warning when filling different size bins with different grains.
Can`t begin to calculate the time and hassel savings of plugged augers broken shear pins or worse.
One of the best after market add ons of any piece of equipment you will ever buy.
 

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I do.
But I'm also a considerate employer.

I have an assortment of bins, every one having zero sight glasses.

I do not have the luxury of all bins the same and even if I did I would still not operate without the added security of an alarm spout.:)

Anyone who has had a Never Spill would trash you!
But it's Christmas!;)
I meant that you would not have a use for it because you would not have a use for it....in the combine. Lazy posting(lack of clarity) from my phone.:eek:

I had better retract my statements before I get trashed then. They might be awesome for some guys but I haven't found myself wanting for something like that. Sight gauges are great, I can't remember when I changed shearpins last. You should get your hired help some of those, second best invention ever...next to the never-spill spout!;)
 

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I bought a 16"X 84 FK this fall, light kit, hydraulic mover $27000. As far as capacity I can't say its double a 13" but it's close if it isn't. It's 1000 shaft but we never ran the tractor over 1700rpm so never really pushed it to the max. We also have some old smaller bins and it will fit in the hole but it's snug so you gotta be bang on. But very doable. I thought we would use the 13" more than we did but once I started using this 16 we didn't use the 13".
The downside to this auger is the hydraulic mover. Mostly because they need to mount the wheels lower for more hopper clearance. As stated in previous threads I much prefer the 12v electric movers vs the hydraulic. They tried to keep the hopper clearance but never thought about ruts. Overall I still think it's the best bang for the buck. A lot heavier auger than a 13"FK.
$27k?
 

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Don't want to hijack the thread

But how much are one of thoes alarm spouts? For a little old 10 inch auger?
 

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So let's say a guy has one of these fancy never spill spouts on his new 16" auger, running the auger wide open and full, is there enough time to get the auger cleaned out and shut down before things come spewing out of the eves?

I guess the lower the spout in the bin the more leeway a guy has.
 
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