Rice coal Auger setup

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Post by Tthisse1764 » Thu. Feb. 08, 2024 10:42 pm

Recently bought a 220 bushel gravity wagon to store coal for my k15 stoker and am going to be hooking a 4” x 6’ auger that I already have into the wagon feeding directly into the hopper for the boiler. Anyone else running farm augers for coal? Any issues? Worried it may tear the auger up and the casing quickly with how hard rice coal is. Thanks!

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Post by ziggy87 » Fri. Feb. 09, 2024 12:14 pm

I have an 14’ auger I would use on occasion. Biggest problem I had is that it would bind up time to time.

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Post by MINO » Fri. Feb. 09, 2024 12:30 pm

I used both..... straight auger from tractor supply 11ft mainly used it (along with my friends) to unload dump trailers into the coal bin.... way in excess of 100 ton and not even a belt change..... currently using a flex auger to move pea coal uphill and over 35ft with a 45 angle and so far so good with 20 ton approx ran thru it... it is used to feed a coal gun with auto feed... only problem I can see is eventually my plastic 45 will wear thru.....if using rice or buck you will have no issues

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Post by plumberman » Sat. Feb. 10, 2024 9:09 am

Installed a auger feeding another auger years ago for my son eating rice, no problems yet! also have one feeding pea to my coal gun for a few years. no problems either.

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Post by lzaharis » Sat. Feb. 17, 2024 2:26 pm

Did you invest in a polyethylene grain hopper to put under the auger
so you can feed coal without spilling it?

Blains Farm & Fleet has them for $99.00+tax and shipping.

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