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UHMW WearShoes for Augers
Lundell Plastics announces a new product to extend the life of steel augers: UHMW wear shoes. UHMW (ultra high molecular weight) poly is the plastic of choice in industrial and agricultural applications where abrasion resistance is required. This unique product is manufactured from a process to pre-form UHMW to fit onto new or worn steel auger flighting, thus extending the life of the auger. Typical applications include header augers in harvesters, mother and chaser bins, portable farm augers, grupers or seeder bins and grain tank augers and handling systems such as driers or seed cleaners. Wherever there is high volume and wear is a concern the UHMW wearshoes will improve your business.
The wear shoes are available in different diameters, pitches and thicknesses to fit most common augers. Each individual wear-shoe covers one pitch (revolution) of the auger. They are pre-formed and pre-drilled for easy installation. They join together using a patented bevel lap joint and are bolted to the auger with a special UHMW-capped bolt that is counter sunk for a smooth surface.
Poly Cupped Flighting
Also available from Lundell Plastics is straight flighting in 2”, 3”, 4”, 5 5/8”, 9” and 12” diameters. The Logical Choice Whatever your needs in handling bulk soybean seed, poly cupped flighting can help you handle the seed gently. Poly cupped flighting offers a combination of gentleness to the seed and long lasting durability, making it the logical choice for seed handling equipment. It is available in many of the brands of seed handling equipment on the market today.
Flighting is available in (HDPE) High Density Polyethylene or (EHMW) Extra-High-Molecular-Weight-Polyethylene.
Although poly cupped flighting was designed originally (from university testing) for handling soybean seed, it has been shown to have the same benefits for other seeds and crops such as popcorn, edible peas, lentils, and white corn as well as being able to handle dry fertilizer (stainless steel center tube recommended). The non-stick property of the poly also makes it ideal when using seed treatments.
Poly cupped flighting is currently available in three sizes for 6”, 7”, and 8” augers.
For many of the popular brands of augers, the poly cupped flighting is available as a kit that is shipped complete, ready for installation. For all other installations, the flighting assembly is made according to customer supplied dimensions. Standard components are available for connection to hydraulic and electric motors or PTO drives. Special shafts or connectors can be easily fabricated