# Auger Length Calculator

Do you know how to determine the right auger length for your grain bin? An Auger Length Calculator is a helpful tool that calculates the required auger length based on the height of the bin and its diameter.

Enter input the eve height of the bin (ft) and the bin diameter (ft) in the provided fields of the calculator and get Auger Length (ft).

### What is Auger Length?

The auger length refers to the length of the screw conveyor (auger). It used to move grain from one place to another, often from the ground into a storage bin. The correct auger length ensures you efficient grain transfer without spilling or overworking the equipment.

## How To Use?

To use the Auger Length Calculator Follow these steps:

- Enter the eve height of the bin (E) in feet into the calculator.
- Enter the bin diameter (D) in feet into the calculator.
- The calculator will provide the auger length (AL) required in feet.

**Example Input Values**

- Eve height of the bin (E): 25 ft
- Bin diameter (D): 18 ft

### How to Calculate Auger Length

To calculate the auger length, use the following formula:

$\text{AL} = (E + \frac{1}{2} \times D) \times 1.4$

**Calculation**

- Add the eve height (E) of the bin to half of the bin diameter (D).
- Multiply the result by 1.4 to get the auger length (AL).

#### Example

1. Given:

- Eve height (E) = 25 ft
- Bin diameter (D) = 18 ft

2. Calculation:

$E + \frac{1}{2} \times D = 25 + \frac{1}{2} \times 18 = 25 + 9 = 34$

$AL = 34 \times 1.4 = 47.6$

So, the required auger length (AL) is 47.6 feet.

**Variables in the Formula**

Variable | Description |
---|---|

AL | Auger Length (ft) |

E | Eve height of the bin (ft) |

D | Bin diameter (ft) |

### Calculation Examples

1. Basic Calculation Example

Parameter | Value |
---|---|

Eve height (E) | 25 ft |

Bin diameter (D) | 18 ft |

**Calculation:**

$\text{AL} = (25 + 0.5 \times 18) \times 1.4 = (25 + 9) \times 1.4 = 34 \times 1.4 = 47.6 \text{ ft}$

**2. Advanced Calculation Example**

Parameter | Value |
---|---|

Eve height (E) | 30 ft |

Bin diameter (D) | 20 ft |

**Calculation:**

$\text{AL} = (30 + 0.5 \times 20) \times 1.4 = (30 + 10) \times 1.4 = 40 \times 1.4 = 56 \text{ ft}$

### Grain Auger Capacity Chart

Auger Diameter (inches) | Capacity (bushels/hour) |
---|---|

6 | 1,200 |

8 | 2,200 |

10 | 3,000 |

12 | 4,500 |

14 | 6,000 |

### Importance and Benefits

Importance | Benefits |
---|---|

Accurate measurements | Ensures proper grain transfer |

Saves time | Quick and easy calculations |

Prevents equipment overuse | Protects machinery |

Increases efficiency | Optimizes grain handling |

Reduces grain spillage | Minimizes waste |

## FAQs

### What length grain auger do I need?

To find the right grain auger length, enter the eve height and bin diameter into the Auger Length Calculator. It will calculate the optimal length for your needs.

### How do you calculate auger length?

Use the formula $\text{AL} = (E + \frac{1}{2} \times D) \times 1.4$. Enter the eve height (E) and bin diameter (D) to find the auger length (AL).

### What is the best angle for a grain auger?

The best angle for a grain auger is typically around 30 degrees. This angle balances efficiency and safety during grain transfer.

### Final Thought

I hope this calculator helped you, whether you are a farmer or a student or someone else in the construction industry the Auger length calculator is designed to make your life easier. Please do not confuse to ask any question regarding this toll, I will surely answer you question.