Storing grain is a serious business. Operators work hard to make sure conditions inside storage bins are ideal so grain is kept clean and dry. But how much thought is given to the mechanisms that transport the grain into storage? You put a lot of work into protecting your grain; consider protecting your spouts as well. The abrasive nature of grain eats away at a steel spout with every use. That wear and tear can easily require you to buy a replacement spout before the season is even over. The solution is Tuff-Tube® Spout Lining from Sioux Rubber & Urethane.
What is Tuff-Tube®?
We created the Tuff-Tube® lining system specifically for our customers who handle abrasive grain, seed, sand and fertilizer. It is made from our patented Endurawear urethane so you know it lasts. The tube seamlessly fits inside steel spouts from 4- to 20-inches in diameter, creating a barrier between seeds, grains and fertilizer and your expensive piece of equipment.
The Benefits of Tuff-Tube®
Tuff-Tube® takes all the heat from abrasion, leaving your machinery in-tact. It is really a revolutionary product.
- Long-lasting protection. The Tuff-Tube® lining system can be rotated 120 to 180-degrees, increasing its lifespan. When one side starts to wear, simply rotate it to the un-used sides. And, if coupled with our lined spout elbows, which have a permanently-bonded liner that matches up to the Tuff-Tube®, you can get total spout protection.
- Eliminates spout replacement. Tuff-Tube® liners literally save your spout so when it does wear out, all you need to replace is the liner.
- Seamless design. With a Tuff-Tube® liner you never have to worry about a piece of grain getting stuck between the liner and the spout. There is no buckling, plugging or peeling issues. Tuff-Tube® was developed with a top holding ring that sits on the top of the spout, helping to assure no grain, seed or fertilizer coming up the conveyor belt can get under the Tuff-Tube® liner.
- Easily installed. Replacing a Tuff-Tube® liner takes about 10 minutes and can be done right on-site. The liner simply slides into the spout, without the need for elevator bolts to attach it, due to that great top holding ring that sits on top of the spout. There’s no equipment needed. It is available in lengths of 10 to 20 feet and can also be cut-to-fit in the field.
Harvest is fast approaching, don’t miss your opportunity to save your spout (and downtime), contact us about purchasing a Tuff-Tube®. We can get one to you fast. Once we get you a quote and you place your order, we will let you know when you can expect to have the Tuff-Tube® completed and ready for shipment. Check out our product page or call us at (866) 603-8661.