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Took out the vertical unload auger in a 1660 a couple times and took it out the top. On my 2388, is it easier to go out the top or down thru the bottom? Any other tricks other than watch for timing of horizontal? Am going to put on plastic flighting. I also need to replace the outside tube on the horizontal unloading. Any after markets better than others? Thanks.
 

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Lundell plastics make plastic flighting. "In theory" they are lighter and have less drag than steel and last longer. Made of high density plastic for long wearing. Just tell them if right or left flighting, distance between pitches, and diameter of shaft. They send bolts with to attach. Used on another auger and long lasting.
 

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The plastic flighting would probably work well in soybeans and small grains, but I wouldn't even think about trying it in rice. That stuff is more abrasive than sandpaper. Corn I'm not sure about. Maybe it'd work, Maybe not. Just depends on the plastic.
Len, keep us posted on this.
 

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Quote:What do you mean by "plastic" flighting, and what is the purpose of this?
I think the idea is to keep sticky material or heavy clay soil from sticking to the steel flighting.
When this happens power consumption skyrockets as surfaces are so rough.
And I gather plastic coating of steel flighting is what is meant here.

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I just replaced the outer horizontal unloading tube on my 1688. I got it from Shoup's I believe. (Ordered too many parts this winter to remember where they all came from) It was about 60% the cost and it had double tube out past the saddle for extra strength. I didn't see an OEM one to see if they have updated theirs for strength.
 
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