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OWNER’S MANUAL
Bin Level
Automatic Control Grain Spreaders
Models 918 & 936
PNEG-1137
Date: 08-10-07
PNEG-1137
Bin Level
SAFETY GUIDELINES
This manual contains information that is important for you, the owner/operator, to know and
understand. This information relates to protecting personal safety and preventing
equipment problems. It is the responsibility of the owner/operator to inform anyone
operating or working in the area of this equipment of these safety guidlines.To help you
recognize this information, we use the symbols that are defined below.
Please read the manual and pay attention to these sections. Failure to read this manual
and it’s safety instructions is a misuse of the equipment and may lead to serious injury or death.
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential
personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow
this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in property
damage.
NOTE indicates information about the equipment that you should
pay special attention to.
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Bin Level
1.
Disconnect all power before servicing or adjusting. Have bin properly grounded.
NOTE: With power on, the unit will start unexpectedly if the mercury switch is activated
by jerking, shaking or jarring.
2.
Do not enter a bin without proper eye protection while the unit is operating.
3.
Do not attempt to service or adjust the unit from a ladder unless the ladder is secured to
another piece of equipment or to the bin. The grain spreader can swing and will not support a
ladder. Be sure electric power IS DISCONNECTED.
4.
Power cords, plug and receptacles should be grounded type to prevent personal injury.
5.
All wiring should be done according to the National Electric Code and by a qualified electrician.
6.
Read and understand the operator’s manual.
****WARNING****
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
INSTALLATION
FIG. 1
FIG. 5
FIG. 2
FIG. 3
FIG. 4
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Installation and Operation
INSTALLATION
Figure 1: 918 and 936 Bin Level - Hanger Hooks and Chains
Double chains are attached to the hopper in three places. One chain from each of the three attachment points is
hooked into a hanger hook to form a “V”. This is necessary to keep the spreader from swinging around the fillhole each time the spreader is started.
The Bin Level hanging height can change the spreading pattern. On steep-roofed bins, hanging the Bin Level
lower in the bin will be beneficial for a more level grain spread.
All Bin Levels should be installed so that, during operation, grain from legs or augers is not directly hitting the
mercury switch control plate.
INSTALL THE BIN LEVEL SPREADER AS LEVEL AS POSSIBLE
ADJUSTMENT & OPERATION
Figure 2: Adjusting Flow Rate
The two wing nuts inside of the top of the hopper regulate the volume of grain the Bin Level will spread by
adjusting the gap between the lower end of the hopper and the spreader pan. This adjustment should be
made so the incoming grain operates the switch, turning the motor on at least three times per minute and
not more than six times per minute. If the Bin Level is adjusted to start and stop less than three times per
minute, level spread cannot be achieved. If adjusted to start and stop more than six times per minute, motor
damage can result. Adjusting the Bin Level to operate within the recommended “stop” and “start” pattern is a
must to achieve a level spread.
Figure 3: Outside Ring Adjustment
The outside ring of the Bin Level grain spreader is designed so it can be raised or lowered depending upon the
amount of grain being put through the spreader and the width of spread needed. Because of this feature the
grain is showered up and out into the bin which allows an even spread, regardless of the corn depth in the bin.
To attain this showering action, the outside ring has to be kept higher than the bottom of the hopper cone.
Under normal conditions, the outside ring should be from 1/2” to 3/4” higher than the bottom of the Bin Level
cone or fill hopper.
Raise the ring to throw grain farther to the outside. Lower the ring to decrease spread width.
Figure 4: Side Gate Adjustments
A slide gate is provided in the spreader pan to keep the center level with the remainder of the bin. Adjustment
of the slide gate will vary, depending upon volume and number of start-stops per minute at which the Bin Level
is set.
CHECK PERIODICALLY FOR CLOGGING WITH TRASH
Figure 5: Mercury Switch Control
This is the heart of the Bin Level grain spreader. By use of the mercury switch, the spreader is always operating under full-load capacity so a very even spread is obtained. IMPORTANT: For proper operation, the
mercury switch plate has to be kept from becoming bent or from having other physical damage, and must
work freely at all times.
Do not direct flow of grain onto the mercury switch plate. Mercury switch and/or motor failure will result!
SPREADING CAPACITIES
Various Weights of Grain in Relation to Distance Spread
MODEL
HP
BIN SIZE
LIGHT GRAIN
HEAVY GRAIN
2500 BPH 3500 BPH 3500 BPH
918
1/3
18'-30'
18'-27'
18'-24'
936
1/2
31'-36'
28'-33'
25'-30'
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Installation and Operation
BIN LEVEL GRAIN SPREADER
PARTS DRAWING
FOR MODELS 918 & 936
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Bin Level
Parts List
Bin Level Grain Spreader
Parts List
918
Ref .
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
24
25
26
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
Part
No.
Ref .
Number Required
Description
No.
301A0102
2
Handle Nut
1
2
301A0108
1
Ring - Outside Pan
301A0110
1
Gate - Slide
3
301A0111
1
Pan - Spreader, 18" O.D.
4
301A0122
1
Wheel - Rubber Drive, 2-3/4"
5
301B0202
1
Shield - Pow er Cord
6
301B0208
2
Counter Balance Wt.-Sw itch Plate
7
301B0220
3
Bracket - Hanger
8
9
301B0221
3
U-Bolt - Hanger
301B0222
3
Chain - Hanger, 54" Length
10
301B0236
1
Cover - Sw itch Housing
11
301B0237
1
Hinge Pin - Mercury Sw itch Plate
12
13
301B0239
1
Mercury Sw itch Plate
301B0244
2
Spacer Tube
14
301B0245
1
Hopper - Hex
15
302A0303
1
Shaft - Hopper Center
16
302A0304
1
Plate - Motor Mount
17
1
Spring - Motor Mount, Torsion
18
302A0311P
19
302B0406
1
Support - Hopper Center - (Upper)
302B0408
1
Support - Hopper Center - (Low er)
20
301N0014
1
Cord - Pow er
21
24
PT0109
2
Bearing, (Complete) 1" (Precision)
PT0215
2
Bearing, 1" w /Locking Collar
25
PT0401
2
Collar - Eccentric Lock, 1"
26
1782
2
Connector, 3/8"
28
29
1EL0553
2
Wire Tw ist Connector, Gray
1EL0802
1
Mercury Sw itch Clip
30
1
Mercury Sw itch, 6 Degree
31
2EL0601-R
3EL5055
1
Motor, 1/3 HP, T.E.N.V. Electric
32
33
S-4189
4
Wing Nut, 1/4"
S-4310
6
Hex Lock Nut, 1/4"
34
S-4663
1
Hex Lock Nut, 3/8"
35
S-396
10
Hex Nut, 5/16"
36
S-456
2
Hex Nut, 3/8"
37
S-7054
2
Hex Machine Screw Nut, #4-40
38
39
1FH0983
3
Hex Flange Lock Nut, 5/16"
1FH0985
3
Hex Flange Lock Nut, 7/16"
40
S-7186
2
Set Screw - Skt. Hd. 1/4"x1/4"
41
42
S-6369
4
Carriage Bolt, 1/4"x3/4"
2FH0687
2
Machine Screw -Rd. Hd.#4-40x5/8"
43
S-1101
6
Hex Bolt, 1/4"x1/2"
44
S-8072
4
Hex Bolt, 5/16"x3/4"
45
S-7521
2
Hex Bolt, 3/8"x 1 1/2"
46
S-7744
1
Hex Bolt, 3/8" x 5-1/2"
47
48
2FH0990
3
Hex Flange Wiz Lk.Scr., 5/16"x1"
3FH0530
2
Pop Rivet-3/16" Aluminum
49
3FH0567
1
Snap Ring 1"
50
S-9159
1
Cotter Pin, 1/8"x3/4"
51
S-2041
4
Lock Washer, 1/4"
52
S-1147
10
Lock Washer, 5/16"
53
S-1054
2
Lock Washer, 3/8"
54
S-1430
8
Flat Washer, 1/4"
55
S-1937
12
Flat Washer, SAE, 5/16"
56
57
3FH0999
1
Key - Woodruff(Tab Type) 1/4" x1"
S-6371
1
Key - Square, 1/8"x1"
58
Not used on 918 Bin Level
59
936
Part
No.
Number Required
Description
301A0102
2
Handle Nut
302A0309
1
Ring - Outside Pan
301A0110
1
Gate - Slide
302A0307
1
Pan - Spreader, 20" O.D.
302A0313
1
Wheel - Rubber Drive, 3-1/4"
301B0202
1
Shield - Pow er Cord
301B0208
2
Counter Balance Wt.-Sw itch Plate
301B0220
3
Bracket - Hanger
301B0221
3
U-Bolt - Hanger
301B0427
3
Chain - Hanger, 72" Length
301B0236
1
Cover - Sw itch Housing
301B0237
1
Hinge Pin - Mercury Sw itch Plate
301B0239
1
Mercury Sw itch Plate
301B0244
2
Spacer Tube
301B0245
1
Hopper - Hex
302A0303
1
Shaf t - Hopper Center
302A0304
1
Plate - Motor Mount
302A0311P
1
Spring - Motor Mount, Torsion
302B0439
1
Support - Hopper Center - (Upper)
302B0408
1
Support - Hopper Center - (Low er)
301N0014
1
Cord - Pow er
PT0111
2
Bearing, (Complete) 1" (Precision)
PT0215
2
Bearing, 1" w /Locking Collar
PT0401
2
Collar - Eccentric Lock, 1"
1782
2
Connector, 3/8"
1EL0553
2
Wire Tw ist Connector, Gray
1EL0802
1
Mercury Sw itch Clip
2EL0601-R
1
Mercury Sw itch, 6 Degree
3EL5062
1
Motor, 1/2 HP, T.E.N.V. Electric
S-4198
4
Wing Nut, 1/4"
S-4310
6
Hex Lock Nut, 1/4"
S-4663
1
Hex Lock Nut, 3/8"
S-396
10
Hex Nut, 5/16"
S-456
2
Hex Nut, 3/8"
S-7054
2
Hex Machine Screw Nut, #4-40
1FH0983
3
Hex Flange Lock Nut, 5/16"
1FH0985
3
Hex Flange Lock Nut, 7/16"
S-7186
2
Set Screw - Skt. Hd. 1/4"x1/4"
S-6369
4
Carriage Bolt, 1/4"x3/4"
2FH0687
2
Machine Screw -Rd. Hd.#4-40x5/8"
S-1101
6
Hex Bolt, 1/4"x1/2"
S-8072
4
Hex Bolt, 5/16"x3/4"
S-7521
2
Hex Bolt, 3/8"x 1 1/2"
S-7744
1
Hex Bolt, 3/8" x 5-1/2"
2FH0990
3
Hex Flange Wiz Lk.Scr., 5/16"x1"
3FH0530
2
Pop Rivet-3/16" Aluminum
3FH0567
1
Snap Ring 1"
S-9159
1
Cotter Pin, 1/8"x3/4"
S-2041
4
Lock Washer, 1/4"
S-1147
10
Lock Washer, 5/16"
S-1054
2
Lock Washer, 3/8"
S-1430
8
Flat Washer, 1/4"
S-1937
12
Flat Washer, SAE, 5/16"
3FH0999
1
Key - Woodruff(Tab Type) 1/4" x1"
3FH1015
1
Key - Square, 3/16"x1"
3FH0830
3
Machinery Bushing, 1"x1-1/2"x10GA
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Bin Level
TROUBLE SHOOTING
PROBLEM
CORRECTION
Grain is high on
one side of bin.
(a) Spreader is not hung level.
(b) Spreader not stopping & starting properly during filling. See Figure 2.
(c) Spreader running continuously.
Grain is high at the
center of bin.
(a) Slide Gate open too far.
(b) Spreader stopping too long, letting too much grain through slide gate.
See Figure 4.
(c) Outside ring set too low. See Figure 3.
Grain is low at the
center of bin.
Grain forms “doughnut”
a few feet from bin wall.
Grain not getting all
the way to the wall.
Spreader swings excessively
(a) Slide Gate not open far enough.
(b) Spreader not stopping enough to let grain out through slide gate.
See Figures 2 and 4.
(c) Outside ring set too high. See Figure 3.
Caused by grain bouncing off bin wall excessively.
(a) Adjust outside ring. See Figure 3.
(b) Hook Spreader higher in the roof cone to increase grain bouncing off
underside of roof and then being deflected straight downward.
(c) Open slide gate more to help fill center.
(d) Spreader model not correct for bin size.
(a) The Model 918 Bin Level will only spread over an entire bin width of up
to 30’ and the Model 936 up to 36’. If the bin is bigger, lower sides will
result because grain will not throw out far enough.
(b) Adjust outside ring up. See Figure 3.
(c) Bin Level hanging too high under bin roof.
(d) Rubber drive wheel badly worn.
This condition is caused by improper hooking up of the suspension chains.
There should be the same number of links from spreader to hook with all six
strands of chain. This will also usually ensure level hanging of the Spreader.
Equal spacing of hanger brackets is important.
The hanger brackets should be on the outer fill-hole ring.
Spreader does not run.
Motor slows down when loaded.
(a) Mercury switch plate may be frozen shut or plugged with foreign material.
(b) Rubber drive wheel may be slipping because of excessive moisture or
broken mounting plate spring.
(c) Motor overload may have tripped. It will reset automatically after the motor
has cooled.
(d) Blown fuse or broken wire.
(e) Faulty mercury switch.
(f) Mercury switch plate bent out of shape.
(g) Grain extremely high moisture may not flow enough to operate the mercury
switch plate. Bending section of the plate holding the mercury switch up to
make it more sensitive may help.
(h) The motor will not start and will “chatter” if the voltage is too high.
(i) The motor will not start and will “hum” if the voltage is too low. See Table A
on Page 8 for the proper length and size of wiring to prevent excessive
voltage drop.
(a) Motor wired for the wrong direction. Pan should turn clockwise when
viewed from the top.
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NOTES
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