Loftness 12-Foot System Bag Unloader

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Features

MAIN AUGER
Built around abrasion resistant 1/4-inch steel flighting, the main auger is supported by two 7/16-inch bearings. Like all GBU 12 augers, they are computer balanced and factory tuned for the highest possible performance. The main auger and auger tube is hinged for transport and storage.

FOLDING AUGER AND HINGE POINT
Foldable for storage, the main auger is controlled through the use of a hydraulic cylinder. The main auger hinge point is precise and robust, precision welded and self centered. Self-aligning top bearings ensure that the auger shafts align and that the male-female drive couplers engage every time.

HYDRAULIC-DRIVE FEED AUGERS
The 12-inch augers feed material to the discharge auger. Two hydraulic motors deliver power to drive material to the center of the bag.

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
The main hydraulic system holds 70 gallons of hydraulic fluid. It includes a return filtration system to reduce wear and also a cold-weather bypass.

INLINE HYDRAULIC PUMPS
At the core of the hydraulic system rests the inline hydraulic pump configuration. Each pump is dedicated to an individual task: cross-feed augers, the main discharge auger, and system cooling and accessories.

HYDRAULIC COOLING
The GBU 12 cooling system has proven itself under the most adverse heat conditions. The reason: a hydraulically driven oil fan cooler. The cooling system also features automatic bypass based on pressure.

BAG ROLLER
A highly successful and proven design from Loftness, the bag roller is 19.5 feet wide and capped on either end with 23-inch discs to ensure the empty bag stays on track. Welded teeth spaced along the entire roller shaft ensure that the leading edge of the bag is captured securely and squarely. The system features a high-torque, hydraulically driven and controlled design.

BAG ROLLER CHAIN DRIVE
The entire roller drive assembly was designed to provide the power and torque needed for the 12-foot bag unloading process. Hydraulic motor power is increased, and speed is reduced through a dual-width chain, triple reduction drive system. The massive power of the roller drive system pulls the tractor and unloader into the grain.

BAG ROLLER CLUTCH
Operator can simply disengage the roller drive by hand and the bag can then be rolled off the bag roller tube. No tools required.

OPERATOR CONTROLS
The multifunction controls offer easy ground level access, and precisely regulate the bag roller speed, adjust the axle height and retract or extend the hinged main auger.

DUAL POSITION KNIFE
Different grain and seed types differ in weight, thus changing the shape of the bag. The knife can be positioned to match any bag shape.

ADJUSTABLE AXLE HEIGHT
An adjustable axle with mechanical stops provides consistent height of cross augers.

TRAVEL AXLE
A heavy-duty axle with electric brakes for over road reliability. Quickly raises the machine for transport to the next site.

STEP-UP GEARBOX
The transition of PTO power that drives the hydraulics is super smooth and highly balanced, turning 1,000 RPM into 2,500 RPM.

SPLIT SHAFT DRIVE
The GBU 12 drivetrain system utilizes a center supported dual shaft design that ensures balance and stability under heavy power loads. This setup uses shear-bolt protected Walterscheid W2400 series PTO shafts.

Specifications

General  
Model Number GBU 12
Standard
GBU 12I
Industrial
Operating Weight 11,010 lbs 11,010 lbs
Operating Dimensions  
Length 17' 5" 17' 5"
Width 27' 2" 27' 2"
Height 17' 2" 17' 2"
Storage/Travel Dimensions  
Length 17' 5" 17' 5"
Width 21' 6" 21' 6"
Height 11' 4" 11' 4"
PTO  
RPM 1,000 1,000
Horsepower 150 150
Shaft Size/Type 1-3/8 or 1-3/4 1-3/8 or 1-3/4
PTO Driveline Type Walterscheid W2400 Walterscheid W2400
Auger Sizes  
Primary Auger 20" / 540 RPM 20" / 540 RPM
Wheels/Tires  
Operating 245/70R-17.5 245/70R-17.5
  40" O.A. Dia. 40" O.A. Dia.
Transport 235/75R 17.5 235/75R 17.5
  Highway Rated 40" O.A. Dia. Highway Rated 40" O.A. Dia.
Transport Braking System Electrical Trailer Brakes Electrical Trailer Brakes
Performance  
Transfer Capacity 12,000 Bushels/hr 12,000 Bushels/hr
Bag Handling Capacity  
Diameter 12' or 10' Bags 12' or 10' Bags
Max. Length 500' 500'
Pump  
Pump Drive Gearbox 125 HP Step Up 125 HP Step Up
Pumps Triple Gear Pump Variable Displacement Pressure Compensated Piston Pump
Controls On/Off Valves for Augers Tractor PTO for Augers
  Stack Valve for Auxiliary Functions Stack Valve for Auxiliary Functions Powered by Tractor Hydraulics