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Table 1 and Figure 1 can be used to determine the Electric Motor Horsepower needed for various augers setups.  These recommendations are based on information supplied by several auger manufacturers.  Your auger manufacturer may have additional recommendations for your specific auger.

Please use the Calculation Aides on this page to help in selecting auger and motor pulley sizes along with determining the proper belt length for your auger setup.  

Table 1

ELECTRIC MOTOR REQUIREMENTS FOR GRAIN AUGERS

Auger Diameter (Inches)

Recommended Auger Speed (RPM)

Motor Size (HP) for Dry Corn

Motor Size (HP) for Wet Corn, Soybeans

4

500-650

1 HP for every 17 Ft of Auger Length

1.5 HP for every 17 Ft of Auger Length

6

400-500

1 HP/10 Ft

1.5 HP/10 Ft

8

350-450

1 HP/7 Ft

1.5 HP/7 Ft

10

300-400

1 HP/5 Ft

1.5 HP/5 Ft

12

250-350

1 HP/4 Ft

1.5 HP/4 Ft

 

 Figure 1

 

PULLEY AND BELT SELECTION LINKS

The following pulley and belt selection calculations are provided courtesy of BAUM HYDRAULICS CORPORATION and have been revised for use by Maloney Enterprises.  BAUM Hydraulics Corporation has several additional calculators that you may find useful on their Calculator page.

In using the following calculators note that Motor Speed for electric motors is normally 1750 RPM.   Please refer to Table 1 for  recommended Auger Speeds for various size augers.

Click on a Link Below to Calculate the Listed Information

Diameter of Auger Pulley

Auger Speed

Diameter of Motor Pulley

Motor Speed

Length of Belt

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