The innovative Hutchinson Grain Pump™ lets you move grain with gentle efficiency and at high capacities. It requires less horsepower than air systems and Hutchinson’s en masse (grain-moving-grain) concept causes less damage to grain and needs less maintenance than traditional conveying systems. The secret is Hutchinson’s unique UHMW paddle, designed to keep your grain flowing gently and evenly from inlet to discharge.
These round, plastic paddles are spaced every 13″, taking the place of traditional auger flighting. These paddles are notched to go around corners. Grain Pump™ owners have found a reduction in grain damage when compared to traditional conveying systems.
The closed-loop design offers the versatility to create a complete load-in/load-out system that also provides recirculation capabilities. One or more bins can be unloaded at a time into the loop. Reduced drying costs can be achieved with this innovative system by blending higher moisture and dried grain from one bin to another. Possibilities are nearly unlimited. Install the Grain Pump™ underneath a row of bins, or in an existing in-line system, the pump may be angled to pick-up from conventional unload in front. The loop system may provide down-the-road expansion capabilities.