A new truck-unloading conveyor gently squeezes the grain between two belts to convey grain instead of using an auger with flighting. Eagle Concepts has applied for a patent on its unique Squeeze Belt Conveyer. Two crescent-top belts 16 in. wide compress the grain to prevent rollback so that the grain can be moved up steeper inclines. Company representative John Bohnker says the new conveyor will move grain at up to a 40° incline. Grain stops flowing in standard augers at 25° to 30° inclines.
Another plus of the new conveyor is its high capacity. Bohnker says the conveyer will move up to 10,000 bu./hr. and maintain constant capacity at all angles. He adds that the grain receives less damage because it does not touch the sides of an auger. The conveyor is available in 36-, 46-, 56- and 76-ft. lengths. It features a galvanized tube with A-frame undercarriage. Suggested retail price for a 76-ft. model is $13,500. Contact Eagle Concepts Inc., Dept. FIN, 102 Hannah Circle, Underwood, IA 51576, 712/566-2096.