Personnel operating or working around this equipment should read this manual. This
manual must be delivered with equipment to its owner. Failure to read this manual and its
safety instructions is a misuse of the equipment. Any misuse of the equipment may void
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1. GSI reserves the right to improve its product whenever possible and practical to do so. We reserve
the right to change, improve, and modify products at any time without obligation to make changes,
improvements, and modifications on equipment sold previously.
2. Receiving merchandise and filing claims
a. When receiving merchandise, check both the quantity of parts and their descriptions against
the packing list enclosed within each package. All claims for freight damage or shortage must
be made by the consignee within ten (10) days from the date of the occurrence of freight
damage. The consignee should accept the shipment after noting the damage or loss on the Bill
of Lading (BOL).
3. The variable angle auger connectors have been designed and manufactured to provide years of
dependable service. The care and maintenance of this machine will affect the service and
satisfaction obtained. Observing the instructions and suggestions in this manual contributes to the
satisfactory service provided by this equipment. If additional information or assistance should be
required, please contact the factory or your local dealer.
1. The capacities may vary greatly under different conditions. The following factors play a role in the
performance of the auger:
• Angle of operation
• Moisture content*
* For example, a twenty-five percent (25%) moisture could cut capacity by as much as forty
percent (40%) under some conditions.
• Amounts of foreign matter
• Different materials
• Methods of feeding
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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 guidelines. 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 its
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.
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General Safety Guidelines
A. DO NOT make any alterations to the equipment. Any alteration may produce a very dangerous
situation that could result in SERIOUS INJURY or even DEATH.
B. This equipment shall be installed in accordance with any regulations or installation codes that are
required by law. Authorities having jurisdiction should be consulted before installations are made.
C. Untrained operators subject themselves and others to SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH. NEVER
allow untrained personnel to operate this equipment.
D. Keep children and other unqualified personnel out of the working area at ALL times.
E. NEVER start equipment until ALL persons are clear of the work area.
F. Be sure ALL operators are adequately rested and prepared to perform ALL functions of operating
G. DO NOT wear loose fitting clothing when working around augers. Keep hair, loose clothing, and
shoestrings away from rotating and moving parts.
H. NEVER allow any person intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs to operate
I. NEVER allow anyone inside a bin, truck, or wagon which is being unloaded by an auger or
conveyor. Flowing grain can trap and suffocate in seconds.
J. Make sure someone is nearby who is aware of the proper shut down sequence in the event of an
accident or emergency.
K. NEVER work alone.
L. ALWAYS think before acting. DO NOT act impulsively around the equipment.
M. Make sure ALL equipment is locked in position before operating.
N. ALWAYS keep hands and feet away from the auger intake and other moving parts.
O. NEVER attempt to assist machinery operation or to remove trash from equipment while
P. NEVER drive, stand, or walk under the equipment.
Q. Use caution not to hit the auger when positioning the load.
R. Use ample overhead lighting after sunset to light the work area.
S. ALWAYS lock out ALL power to the equipment when finished unloading.
T. Keep area around intake free of obstacles such as electrical cords, blocks, etc. that might
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Wear Protective Clothing
Wear close fitting clothing and safety equipment appropriate
to the job.
Remove all jewelry.
Long hair should be tied up and back.
Safety glasses should be worn at all times to protect eyes
Wear gloves to protect your hands from sharp edges on
plastic or steel parts.
Wear steel toe boots to help protect your feet from falling
debris. Tuck in any loose or dangling shoe strings.
A respirator may be needed to prevent breathing potentially
toxic fumes and dust.
Wear hard hat to help protect your head.
Emergency Shut Down Sequence
A. In an emergency, shut down the power source.
Steel Toe Boots
A Pinch Point is a narrow area between two surfaces that is likely to trap or catch
objects and so is a potential safety hazard.
A. Components of this equipment have sharp edges which can scrape and/or cut an operator.
B. A moving auger can sever an operator’s limbs or even kill him/her.
Shields and Guards
A. ALWAYS keep ALL shields and guards in place during operation.
GSI will replace decals free of charge.
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A. The User/Operator must be competent and experienced to operate auger equipment. Anyone who
works with or around augers must have good common sense in order to be qualified. These
persons must also know and meet all other qualifications, such as:
i. Any person who has not read and/or does not understand all operation and safety pro cedures
is not qualified to operate any auger systems.
ii. Certain regulations apply to personnel operating power machinery. Personnel under the age
of 18 years may not operate power machinery, including augers. It is your responsibility, as
owner and/or supervisor, to know what these regulations are in your area or situation.
iii. Unqualified or incompetent persons are to remain out of the work area.
iv. O.S.H.A. (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations state: “At the time of
initial assignment and at least annually thereafter, the employer shall instruct every employee
in the safe operation and servicing of all equipment with which the employee is, or will be
involved”. (Federal Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Agriculture. Sub Part D,
Section 19287.57 (a) (6)).
B. As a requirement of O.S.H.A., it is necessary for the employer to train the employee in the safe
operating and safety procedures for this auger. The sign-off sheet is for your convenience and
personal record keeping. All unqualified persons should always stay ou t of work area. It is strongly
recommended that another qualified person who knows the shut down p rocedure is in the area in
the event of an emergency.
DateEmployee Name Supervisor Name
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