GSI is introducing its new GSI Direct Gear Drive (DGD) Power Sweep to boost the durability and reliability of grain bin unload equipment, as well as significantly improving performance during the unload phase.
According to a company spokesman on-hand at the Farm Progress Days, held recently in Boone, Iowa, the new design has cut the number of moving parts in the centre well, resulting in easier maintenance, less downtime and more efficient clean out.
GSI will offer the DGD Power Sweep in its 15- to 48-foot bins with 8-inch augers, and in 24- to 72-foot bins with 10-inch augers.
The units feature a heavy-duty gearbox with an internal clutch, meaning fewer moving parts. A single piece back shield with torque tubing provides greater sweep auger rigidity. A design upgrade lets the sweep get closer to the floor and to the bin wall for more complete clean out. An optional control can be added, so if the centre well gets plugged, the closest adjacent intermediate well can still operate to empty the bin. Longer lasting steel roll bearings are in all wells, instead of nylon, allowing for smooth operation.
The Power Sweep will be available in January from GSI dealers.