Ran one with an anchor and one without, both worked ok, then used anchor for a feed auger (not using a boot, so no over filling). The ash augers are only 20’~ long with one 45, works with no tension, any longer or more curves would probably require anchor. 4” bearing $100.00ish, 3” bearing $50.00ish, if it works without, I keep $150.00 (more beer
). The Delmarva has lots of chicken farms (they run hundreds+ feet flex augers per house) so have 3 stocking supply houses nearby. Thanks for info on hogslat.