Model 10 / 13 / 16 Inch - Backsaver Auger
Farm King has been manufacturing backsaver augers for more than four decades. The same principles used back then still apply today when choosing materials that go into every auger, grade A steel and functional design. Models range in lengths of 50 to 104 feet accompanied by 10, 13 and 16-inch tube sizes. A patented bridge –like support system allows the auger tubing and flighting to remain stable at all times including raising and lower of the auger. The hydraulic scissor lift resurrects the auger in virtually no time at all. When the spout is in the desired location, a safety hydraulic ball valve can be adjusted to ensure the augers stays when and where you want even in unpredictable weather. The recommended horsepower for peak operation ranges from 40-175 depending on auger size.
The self-leveling hopper on the swing-away auger remains level even when the main auger is elevated to its maximum height. A single flighting hopper is standard on the 10' and 13', while the optional dual flighting low-profile hopper (standard on the 16') reduces hopper height by more than 2-1/2'. The swing-away auger can be positioned on the right side or left side of the auger, adding flexibility for yards with limited space or restricted access. A power mover, optional on the 10' and 13' and standard on the 16', uses two hydraulic motors that move the swing-away auger, limiting the physical labor required. The tapered thrust bearing at the top of the auger is torqued to remove pressure on the bottom end bearing for longer life and better wear.
Farm King Backsaver Augers feature two internal gearboxes for the intake auger assembly. Easy to maintain and service, these gearboxes do not restrict auger capacity. Cleanout is simplified with an optional reverse kit and an underside access panel.
The scissor lift undercarriage, exclusive to Farm King Backsaver Augers, requires less hydraulic pressure to raise and lower the auger. The wide undercarriage is stable and solid while still meeting transportation requirements. When the auger is at the desired position, a shut-off valve on the underside of the tube limits the circulation of the hydraulics so the auger will maintain its height.
The hydraulic hopper mover option adds a powerful hydraulic motor to each of the inside wheels on the swing away hopper so the hopper can be positioned easily and with minimal effort. The control lever for the mover is mounted on the intake auger tube for easy access. (standard on the 16')
A hydraulic winch is available to easily lift the hopper into place for transport. The lever and hydraulic valve are mounted to the main auger tube for easy access. (standard on the 16')