DumPit

DumPits-articleThe drive-over Lowry DumPit was designed with the goal of increasing the speed, safety, and ease of harvesting. DumPits can be set up to move all the grain from the pit into a holding bin, and then automatically end that operation. Because all of the corn or other grain is moved into a bin (such as a bin that feeds into a dryer), the pit will empty within a matter of minutes and be ready for the next full truckload, which means that you can reduce both the labor and equipment required for that aspect of harvest. DumPits, for example, allow a farmer to drive a fully loaded 1,000 bushel semi-trailer over a double-500 bushel pit configuration, and in a matter of a few minutes unload the entire contents of the truck and return to the field. Lowry DumPits are treated with a waterproof coating and come with a rubber rain mat to prevent moisture in the pit. There are several sizes and options for DumPits to accommodate your operation. See below for sizes, configurations and features.

  • Auger Size Bushels per hour Horsepower required
    8 inch 1900 5
    10 inch 3000 5
    12 inch 4500 7-1/2
    14 inch 5500 10
    16 inch 7000 15

    Horse power required for a standard 21 foot auger length

    • Longer auger lengths and other conditions may require horsepower adjustment.

    Dimensions:

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  • Auger Size Bushels per hour Horsepower required
    8 inch 1900 5
    10 inch 3000 7-1/2
    12 inch 4500 10
    14 inch 5500 15
    16 inch 7000 20

    Horse power required for a standard 21 foot auger length

    • Longer auger lengths and other conditions may require a horsepower adjustment.

    75 bushel DumPits can be configured with two DumPits in line to accommodate a twin-hopper semi-trailer.

    Dimensions:

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  • Auger Size Bushels per hour Horsepower required
    8 inch 1900 5
    10 inch 3000 7-1/2
    12 inch 4500 10
    14 inch 5500 15
    16 inch 7000 20

    Horse power required for a standard 21 foot auger length

    • Longer auger lengths and other conditions may require horsepower adjustment.

    250 bushel DumPits can be configured with two DumPits in line to accommodate a twin-hopper semi-trailer.

    Dimensions:

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  • Auger Size Bushels per hour Horsepower required
    8 inch 1900 7-1/2
    10 inch 3000 10
    12 inch 4500 10
    14 inch 5500 15
    16 inch 7000 20

    Horse power required for a standard 21 foot auger length

    • Longer auger lengths and other conditions may require horsepower adjustment.

    400 bushel DumPits can be often configured with two DumPits in line to accommodate a twin-hopper semi-trailer.

    Dimensions:

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  • Auger Size Bushels per hour Horsepower required
    8 inch 1900 10
    10 inch 3000 10 - 15
    12 inch 4500 15
    14 inch 5500 20
    16 inch 7000 25

    Horse power required for a standard 21 foot auger length

    • Longer auger lengths and other conditions may require horsepower adjustment.

    500 bushel DumPits are often configured with two DumPits in line to accommodate a twin-hopper semi-trailer. Both hoppers can then be opened and the pits will accept 1000 bushels of corn in a matter of minutes.

    Dimensions:

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  • Many of our customers choose to install two 500-bushel DumPits in-line, which allows for a two-hopper semitrailer to drive across and drop the entire 1,000 bushel load in as little as two minutes. Other size DumPits have also been used in that manner such as 75, 250, 400 and 650 bushel DumPits.

    Two five hundred bushel DumPits with full length decks

     

  • Auger Size Bushels per hour Horsepower required
    8 inch 1900 10
    10 inch 3000 15
    12 inch 4500 15
    14 inch 5500 20
    16 inch 7000 25

    Horse power required for a standard 21 foot auger length

    • Longer auger lengths and other conditions may require horsepower adjustment.

    650 bushel DumPits can be configured with two DumPits in line to accommodate a twin-hopper semi-trailer.

    Dimensions:

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  • Different grate options are available for DumPit decks

    • Standard
    • Full length
    • Full width
    • Full top

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  • Standard equipment features include the following:

    • One piece double-welded construction with drive-over top surface
    • Waterproof coated exterior
    • Fiberglass coated seams
    • Ramp attachment brackets to connect with approach concrete driveway
    • Rubber mat rain cover
    • Auger system:
      • Adjustable flow gate
      • Heavy cast iron three-belt pulley single-step reduction for 8 inch and 10 inch driveheads
      • Heavy cast iron belt pulleys and enclosed gear reduction for 12, 14 and 16 inch driveheads
      • Motor pulley and belts (electric motor not included)
      • 3/16 inch chamber
      • Double thickness flight at intake
      • 3/16 inch auger tube
      • Auger foot bearing (serviceable from inside the pit)
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