jonathanfry wrote:That is pretty much exactly what I need, with the addition of a "hopper" of some kind on the inlet side. How much did that setup run you? It appears there is a place that sells Westfield about 30 miles or so away from me.
Can't find original invoice but $330 + sales tax ball park for the 4" auger. Westfield does make a small end hopper with bearing for the inlet shaft I forget what I paid for that it but I believe it was in the $100.0 range. As described in the link the 1 HP auger motor I picked up it was $123.00 delivered to the house. 10" pulley and A33 drive belt about $30.00 more at a local Amish machine shop here in SEPA.
You could home brew a hopper I was in a rush........been burning nut since 82 and added a rice boiler last year. I went over the $500 mark but way under $1K. Been hand loading my dump cart with nut and rice to the basement access. Time is catching up with me I turn 67 in September and the body has been hurting for the past few years so I added some convenience to the proce$$.