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Company introduces dual-auger grain cart for moving corn, cobs or mix for cellulosic ethanol

Agriculture.com Staff 11/13/2008 @ 9:43am

Cellulose is the future of ethanol. As production companies begin to transition to cellulosic methods, the rest of the crop production industry is starting to follow suit.

One of those advancements is a new grain cart that can separate corn and cobs when all is harvested together in the field. One example is a new dual-auger cart from Unverferth Manufacturing Company, Inc., the Brent Avalanche 1194CCM.

The primary advantage of dual-auger grain carts is unloading speed and power. The Brent Avalanche, company officials say, features a drivetrain design that combines a belt drive for the 20" horizontal floor auger and a direct-drive 90-degree gearbox for the 22" vertical auger.

For unloading, the Brent Avalanche 1194CCM has a pivoting unloading auger for placement of cart contents. The extendable reach minimizes the need for repositioning the cart for more exact unloading into the center of the truck or semi bed.

Cellulose is the future of ethanol. As production companies begin to transition to cellulosic methods, the rest of the crop production industry is starting to follow suit.

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