Providing industry-leading unload capacity and power
U-TROUGH - EX
The U-Trough EX (Express Series) is Norstar's BRAND NEW unload offering. An innovative pairing of increased unload capacity and sweep power. Designed for use in larger bins than our standard FS series, the EX series is built to combine with Norstar's Commercial Express Sweep using a sweep pivot located at the center sump. Powered by a motorized tractor drive and Norstar's SureGrip™ Wheel, The Commercial Express provides a combination of power and capacity that lends itself to operations that require more than a standard Farm Series Sweep. This partnership allows Norstar's U-Trough EX to provide you with unmatched unload efficiency.
CAPACITY (BPH) ► U-Trough: Up to 10,000+ Sweep: Up to 6,500
With the ability to use Norstar's Commercial Express Sweep, the U-Trough EX allows you to achieve sweep capacities of up to 6,500 BPH, providing increased efficiency in unload.
handle Larger storage
Norstar's U-Trough EX provides the strength and capacity needed for larger storage operations. The EX is compatible with bin diameters ranging from 30' to 72'.
Increased 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.
COMMERCIAL EXPRESS SWEEP
Norstar's Commercial Express Sweepis an unprecedented solution for operations that require greater capacity and power than a Farm Series sweep can offer, but where a traditional Commercial Sweep is uneconomical. The Express' robust frame, Motorized Tractor Drive and SureGrip™ Wheel are just a few of the features that ensure high performance.
Norstar uses an innovative auger fighting on all EX models (U-Trough and Sweeps) 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%.
WIDEMOUTH center sump
Norstar U-Trough EX 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.
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.
RACK & PINION GATE CONTROLS
Open and close gates efficiently with Norstar's Rack & Pinion Gate control 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.
COMMERCIAL EXPRESS CONTROL PANELS
Control the Commercial Express Sweep with our Standard or Auto-Drive Control Panels that are mounted on the outside of the bin for safe and efficient access. Norstar's Auto-Drive Panel will monitor the sweep's Auger Motor amps and drive forward or reverse accordingly.
custom (EMERGENCY) sump configurations
Norstar offers custom sump configurations upon request. Emergency sumps can be utilized to increase grain flow and prevent plugging.
tracks and Parking plates
Protect the floor of your grain bin using Norstar Track Strips and Park Plates minimizing floor wear as the sweep circles the bin.