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Best way to keep grain from plugging the sump in a bin

We have struggled for years with bad grain blocking the auger we use different designs triangular and cone shaped and found that the square boxes are the best.

    Best way to keep grain from plugging the sump in a bin

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Verified FBN Member (MN)

Do you put this in a bin with a sweep inside the bin?

Looks like a great design... was looking into building similar

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

Yes. The square box works better than a triangular point.

Verified FBN Member (MN)

Do you think there would be a need to put a handle on it 2 or 3 feet up in the air? Easier to grab before you turn the sweep on?

Or does y...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

we take ours out of the bin.

but you have a great idea! you should take my design and add/modify it to make it better!

Post a picture whe...

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

If you watch your bins you don't need anything

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Verified FBN Member (KS)

If you have downspouts going into a bin, the condensation causes a spot to rot at the top of the corn which causes a plug when it gets to th...

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

We put a hydraulic sump saver in one bin this fall. Haven't had to use it yet but certainly looks like chunks don't stand a chance. I se...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

We used to do the pyramid and that's the wrong design. square boxes eliminate the problems.

Verified FBN Member (IL)

****, we have a pyramid style in a new bin...first sump guard we have had in a bin. Is the problem with pyramid that there is no vertical f...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

Let me know if this helps

Verified FBN Member (IL)

Yep, thanks!

Verified FBN Member (IN)

Is that corn or beans?

Verified FBN Member (NE)

Good for both.

Corn in the picture

Verified FBN Member (SK, CAN)

Thanks for the idea we have not had any problem other than snow and ice

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Verified FBN Member (MO)

My Grandad always had a rod stuck through the side wall of the bin directly above the floor and it extended in to the center of the sump wit...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

Have lots of problems in beans only get hung up on bin wall will have to try that green pods

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