Elmer’s introduces a right-hand auger option, one of the first in North America.
Traditionally, Grain Carts have had their unload auger coming off the left side of the cart which was assumed to be because it removes the risk of the grain cart auger contacting the combine auger. In Australia, right side augers are more prominent and surveys have suggested its preferred over a left side auger option.
Based on the high demand and the fact that more operators are now folding their augers after every unload, Elmer’s Manufacturing had decided to build a right-hand auger option for the Australian Market and has been testing it for years. This last year we expanded our testing to select North American customers and the feedback has been very positive. Operators mention looking out the right-hand side of the tractor is much more natural when adjusting hydraulic and throttle controls while it’s also more comfortable for utilizing tractors pedals during unload.
Here’s some pros and cons with a current Right Hand Grain Cart owner:
- Increased body comfort at the end of long days due to not having to turn across the body to unload
- Reduced chance of unload error due to a more natural set up
- Passengers in Jump Seat do not interfere while unloading
- Operator must be careful and patient to fold in auger after each unload
The demand for right-hand augers in North America is growing which is why for this year we’ll be offering this as an option on new carts in a limited 2018 release. More details on potential conversion kits for existing carts will be available at a later time.