After offering farmers a sneak peek during Ag Days in Brandon (shown here), Winnipeg’s Buhler Industries gave its new Conveyair 6640 Grain Vac a full debut at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky.
Buhler – which has rebranded the Conveyair line it markets under licence from Winnipeg’s Thor Manufacturing and given it a red colour scheme – is marketing the new vacuum as a high-efficiency cleanout unit for trucks or bins, with handling capacity of up to 4,000 bushels per hour for barley or corn, or up to 3,700 bph for canola.
The PTO-driven unit includes a redesigned control panel, heavy-duty positive-displacement blower, quick-connect camlock couplers on its six-inch suction and discharge hoses, a pre-cleaner dust separation tank, and a silencer that Buhler said can cut the vacuum’s noise intensity by over 50 per cent with no loss in machine capacity.
Buhler recently reported a 76 per cent increase in first-quarter revenue, largely on sales in North America and abroad of its high-horsepower Versatile tractors. It posted $57.1 million in revenue for the quarter ending Dec. 31, and net earnings of $4.4 million.
Westfield’s “Double-Jointed” Auger Debuts
Rosenort grain auger maker Westfield Industries has officially launched its new MK Flex, a “double-jointed” low-profile auger for unloading multi-hopper grain trailers.
The company said its new unit, which comes with a hydraulic hopper mover, deals with the “common complaints” of having to run in and out of the truck cab during unloading, and a “lack of flexibility” when parking trucks and gravity wagons next to the unloading auger.
“You can unload both hoppers on a 54-foot grain trailer without repositioning your truck,” said Westfield’s Verne Rogers in a release before the auger’s official launch at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky.
The MK Flex is available in 13-inch tube diameter and in lengths of 71, 81, 91 or 111 feet.