The U-Trough FS (Farm Series) is Norstar's standard unloading system. Tried and tested on the market for over a decade, Norstar unloads provide efficiency and operational safety in clean-out. The permanently installed gear-driven sweep is fully integrated with the U-Trough to create a complete system that is easily operated from outside of the bin. Norstar's Widemouth Center Sump increases takeout capacity while our SureGrip™ Wheel ensures sweep traction and forward motion. When you choose a Norstar U-Trough, you get market-leading quality that gives you market-leading results.
CAPACITY (BPH) ► U-Trough: Up to 10,000+ Sweep: Up to 4,600
Norstar's Farm Series U-Trough Unload System features a permanently installed gear-driven sweep that is engaged by a shifting lever located at the Powerhead of the U-Trough. The U-Trough flighting drives the sweep through a double gearbox with the whole unit being powered by a single motor, providing excellent operational efficiency.
Norstar U-Trough Unloads offer one of the most simple installations available. The entire unit is largely pre-assembled at our factory prior to shipment with no complicated parts to assemble on-site.
UNMATCHED UNLOAD CAPACITY
Norstar is proud to offer a 14" U-Trough Unload capable of producing capacities exceeding 10,000 BPH during gravity unload, giving you the ability to empty your bin with incredible speed.
Norstar uses an innovative auger fighting that features a thicker outer edge that allows you to move up to 100 BPH more than traditional fighting. The thicker edge also increases the auger's lifespan by over 50% (9" models and up).
WIDEMOUTH CENTER SUMP
Norstar U-Trough Unloads feature our Widemouth Center Sump. The extended width of the center sump maximizes 360° grain flow as the sweep circles the bin, providing greater capacity at the initial gate.
The SureGrip™ is Norstar's exclusive gear reduction wheel that provides increased sweep traction with its 18" vulcanized rubber design. With a 16:1 gear reduction, the SureGrip™ ensures positive traction and forward movement of the sweep into the grain.
The Norstar sweep backboard can be adjusted to achieve just the right height for optimal cleanout. Simply loosen the bolts connecting the backboard to the Head Section Mounting Plate and either rock the backboard forward or backwards. Once the desired height is reached, re-tighten the bolts and resume operation.
Norstar offers an Electric or Hydraulic Powerhead configuration for its U-Trough Unloads. The Powerhead features a swing-open Belt Gaurd for easy service access. The quick-detach motor mount enables easy movement of the motor from one unit to another.
Norstar U-Trough Unloads feature a robust construction, ensuring long-lasting operation. Our Premium Powder Coat Finish provides durability and a sleek look.
RACK & PINION GATE CONTROLS
Open and close gates efficiently with Norstar's crank system. Located at the Powerhead of the unit, the two gate controls allow the operator to open the center gate separately and the intermediate sumps as one.
Norstar's Inclined Powerhead elevates the discharge at a fixed angle, allowing you to fit various intakes under the Powerhead. The distance between the center of the discharge and the ground is 20 11/16"
Norstar's Vertical Powerhead allows you to unload your grain directly to a truck from the bin. Available for 8" and 11" models, the Vertical Powerhead is offered with a standard 119" Vertical Discharge. Custom discharges are also available.
CUSTOM SUMP CONFIGURATIONS
Norstar offers custom sump configurations upon request. Emergency sumps can be utilized to increase grain flow and prevent plugging.
Norstar's Clump Breaker is attached to the sweep gearbox and effectively breaks up grain clumps during gravity unload at the center gate.