Standard Shuttle Grain Probe
Over the years we have refined and improved our Shuttle Grain Probes and have many features as standard that others do not even offer. Our Standard Shuttle Probe is primarily designed for 180 degree rotation on a single lane of trucks, and our Shuttle II Probe can rotate up to 300 degrees for dual truck lanes and is designed more for high volume use.
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7ft. Pneumatic Sampling - The quickest and most accurate method of sampling grain. No moving parts, no grain damaged by opening and closing of the probe doors.
Our Pneumatic Stinger works on air flow, and only draws in what is forced up in the tip.
Low Pressure Hydraulics - Our Shuttle Probes can generate 700 lbs of down pressure, but from experience we have learned that 200 to 300 lbs of down pressure is more than enough to probe to the bottom of a semi hopper.
Too much hydraulic power makes it that much easier to damage a trailer, and with aluminum trailers the problem is worse.
Our hydraulic system pressure is set to a maximum of 750psi compared to the 1200 to 1500psi with other probes.
Air Craft Hydraulic Oil - Provides excellent cold weather operation and eliminates the need for a hydraulic tank heater.
Free Turning Design - When a truck leaves too soon, the probe sample head is free swinging and the mast assembly will free turn side to side with out damaging the turn chain, turn motor, etc. You can go right back to probing trucks. No shear pins or chains and sprockets to repair.
Automatic Sampling - Besides saving time, our automatic sampling feature is pressure sensitive. Once activated, the probe will lower itself into the truck, when it reaches about 200-300 lbs of down pressure (adjustable), it automatically reverses up out of the load.
Self-Contained Design - All hydraulic, vacuum, and electrical components are located in the probe base. Protects hoses & wiring from damage and weathering.
Extendable Boom - 4 ft. extendable boom telescopes from 7 1/2' to 11 1/2'.
Dual Flood Lights - Probe is equipped with 2 flood lights for night time use.
Signal Buzzer - Loud probe mounted buzzer is normally used to signal drivers when they can leave.
Hydraulic Pump Timer - If the probe is not used for 5 minutes, the hydraulic pump will shut off automatically and restarts when one of the function buttons is pressed (up - down - left - right, etc.).
Push-Button Hand Control Sample Catch Box