How to Change the Yoke on a CV PTO Shaft
Swing Auger PTO shafts come with a constant velocity joint to allow the PTO shaft to run at extreme angles. The downside to this is the CV joint an be damaged if the auger is moved with the PTO shaft attached.
This video explains how to replace the ball joint yoke of a CV PTO shaft. For more information and parts visit the online parts page or visit your nearest Westfield Dealer.
More Westfield maintenance and repair videos can be found here.
Westfield Top Drive Field Loaders
The AGI Westfield Top Drive Field Loader features the same extended low profile hopper as the FMD and is available in Electric or Hydraulic drive.
All AGI Westfield Field Loaders are engineered for ease of maintenance and maximum speed. Westfield belts deliver gentle handling of your delicate commodities.
Farmrite Distribution, the importer of Westfield augers, is now importing Westeel Silos into Australia.
Westeel is one of North America’s largest producers of grain silos. Westeel leads the industry in innovation and quality . All products are manufactured under the stringent requirements of ISO 9001, and employ the latest in computerized design and production technology. The result is silos of superior quality and long-term value.
Visit the Westeel Silo website.
World Wheat Prices to Remain High
Here are the latest forecasts from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), the science and economics research division of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
* Value of Australian wheat production to be second highest on record in 2022–23.
* Value of Australian wheat exports forecast to reach a record high in 2022–23.
* Second largest Australian wheat harvest on record forecast for 2022–23.
* High wheat prices forecast to persist, reflecting strong world demand and tight supply.
The ABARES is an excellent resource for anyone in the agricultural industry.
New CEO for AGI
23rd of September 2022 - AGI has announced that Tim Close has stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer and resigned as a Director of AGI to pursue other opportunities. The Board of Directors has named Paul Householder, AGI's current Chief Operating Officer, as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Close has agreed to remain with the Company in an advisory role through year-end to ensure a smooth transition.
Delta Ag Narrabri
Delta Ag, the Westfield dealer in Narrabri, NSW just delivered another STX10:61 transportable auger on farm.
The Westfield STX 10:61 is one of the most popular augers in the Westfield line up. With a 10 inch barrel and a length of 61 foot. Fully raised the 10:61 can reach 39.9 feet / 12.11 meters meaning it can load in, and load out of 100/120 ton silos.
Mars Weather Report
Think the weather is a bit extreme where you live, spare a thought for the NASA Perseverance Rover on mars.
The Perseverance Rover takes regular weather measurements including wind speed and direction, temperature and humidity.
For more information on the Perseverance Rover, and all the latest news from the surface of Mars, you can follow the blog here.
Thanks to the kind people at NASA for letting us embed this information on the website.
AGI Westfield has no plans to enter the space race at this stage.
FarmFest is on June 7th, 8th and 9th and is held a at Kingsthorpe Park, on the Warrego Highway, 20 kms west of Toowoomba, Queensland.
Westfield augers and belt conveyors will be well represented again this year. For more information contact your nearest Westfield Dealer or phone 1800 945 069
Advantec Move into New Premises
Advantec, the AGI Westfield dealer covering Southern NSW and Victoria has moved into new premises in Wodonga. The purpose built assembly shed will give AGI Westfield customers greater access to spare parts and service. Call Advantec on 1800 121 611 or visit their website www.advantec.com.au
New Westfield "How To" videos
AGI Westfield has released a range of instructional videos aimed at helping maintain, and repair your Westfield auger. The videos cover everything from replacing MKX lift cables to how to correctly hook up your PTO.
You can view the videos here
Westfield STX2 10:61X Auger
The Westfield 10:61-X Auger comes with Hydraulic Mover Kit, Hydraulic Winch, Electric Clutch and LED Light Kit and a Kohler 38hp EFI engine. Able to reach most 100 ton silos the STX2 10:61 makes a great combination load in/ load out auger.
As one customer put it "If there is a better auger out there, I'm yet to see it."
For more information contact your nearest Westfield Dealer or phone 1800 945 069
Westfield Augers for Advantec
Another load of Westfield augers has just arrived at Advantec in Wodonga.
Advantec were appointed Westfield dealers in 2020 and since then have gone from strength to strength becoming the largest Westfield dealer in Victoria.
For more information contact Nathan McGrath on 0438 244 290 or email email@example.com
GRCD Crop Sowing Guides for 2022
These guides contain information on current commercially available varieties of grain crops grown in Australia. Sources of additional information are listed in each chapter. The crop variety guides are supplementary to the National Variety Trials (NVT) Harvest reports. Visit the NVT website for more information.
NSW Crop Sowing Guide 2022
Queensland Crop Sowing Guide 2022
Victorian Crop Sowing Guide 2022
South Australian Crop Sowing Guide 2022
Western Australian Crop Sowing Guide 2022
AgSmart Expo 2022
The AgSmart Expo is a agri-tech exposition showcasing the latest innovations in research and development in Australian agriculture.
AgSmart will be held at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre on the 9th and 10th of March, 2022.
Westfield augers and belt conveyors will be well represented. For more information contact your nearest Westfield Dealer or phone 1800 945 069
Correct Westfield Auger PTO Set Up
When setting up a swing away auger the measurement between the tractor PTO output shaft and the input coupling on the auger are critical. If the distance is too short the PTO shaft will bottom out as the auger is raised. This will cause damage to the PTO shaft or the auger. Please read the manual carefully. You can watch the instructional video here.
For more information on your Westfield auger visit our Parts and Manuals page or call 1800 945 069
MKX16:125 in Western Australia
The AGI Westfield dealer in Western Australia, Protector Grain Systems, has just installed a Westfield MKX16:125 X-Tend swing away auger for a client in the Esperance area. The MKX16:125 is capable of up to 10 tons per minute and is seen here easily reaching over a 21 meter silo.
For more info on Westfield augers and belt conveyors in Western Australia call Phil Nixon on 0402 794288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Westfield MKX16:125 Swing Away Auger
Westfield X-Tend Retracting Swing Hopper
Shipping Backed Up at L.A. and Long Beach
On 10/10/2021 NASA's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument captured this image of over 70 ships waiting to dock and unload at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, due to the supply-chain crunch. The image covers an area of 23 by 25 kilometers.
Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech
AGI Westfield Support and Resources
AGI Westfield has an extensive range of assembly and operation manuals for current, as well as legacy models available online.
Remember when assembling or repairing an auger always follow safety signs and messages.
If you are having trouble finding a manual or part contact your nearest Westfield Dealer or phone 1800 945 069
New AGI Westfield WCX3 Field Loader
Westfield have just released the new WCX3 15:49 Field Loader. The new design has an improved S-Drive to increase belt take-up and a new wider hopper and a redesigned hydraulic mover kit.
The WCX3 has two belt scrapers to keep the back of the belt clean and an easy-to-use belt washer to remove any build up on the belt and clear away debris.
For more information contact your nearest Westfield Dealer or phone 1800 945 069
Westfield Auger History
The modern-day grain auger was invented by Peter Pakosh in Toronto, Canada in 1945. In early 1950 Abraham Plett, of Pletts Industries, decided he could build a better auger after the undercarriage failed on an auger he bought to resell to a customer. Abraham chose the name Westfield for his new auger line, along with the now iconic yellow and red colour scheme. The first two Westfield augers were sold in 1951.
New Westfield / Wheatheart 9 inch Poly Transfer Augers
The Westfield 9" poly transfer auger is lightweight, only 56kg. The poly hopper and 9" tube resists corrosion and offers easy one-person handling and storage. It is ideal for seed and fertiliser when coming out of B-Doubles and Road Trains. The 2.4 meter length stores easily and features an adjustable discharge angle for low trailers. Available in hydraulic drive only.
For your nearest Westfield / Wheatheart Dealer phone 1800 945 069
AGI Westfield 1951 - 2021
Westfield turns 70. In 1950 Abraham Plett purchased a grain auger to resell to a customer. He soon realised that he could design a better auger. Abraham sold his first two augers in 1951, choosing the name Westfield along with the now familiar yellow and red colors.
In 1968, a new factory was opened in Rosenort, Manitoba. On the 15th of May 2000, Ag Growth International (AGI) acquired Westfield. AGI increased Westfield’s manufacturing facilities to 16,200 square meters. AGI Westfield employs 300 people and produces 14,000 augers a year.
Westfield Dealers Kept Busy
"2021 is shaping up to be even busier than 2020 if current trends are any indication." Stuart Hatton from Grainland in Moree said they were already fully booked until early April and the winter crop has not been planted yet. "The main demand is for larger Westfield swing away augers. The 94 and 114 foot models are in very high demand, we also have some of the big 16 inch, 125 foot augers to build so it is going to be a busy year for us again."
Shipping Delays Affecting Lead Times On Augers
Delay times of up to 21 days can be expected on containers leaving from Canada in 2021. Congestion at all terminals in Vancouver as a result of high import volumes are expected to last well into July/August. Berth delays are seeing vessels waiting 3 to 4 days to be unloaded.
Australian ports are seeing delays of up to a week due to congestion. To add to the delays all containers from North America have to be fumigated for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug before going through quarantine inspection.
First Westfield Augers For 2021 Have Arrived
The first load of Westfield augers for the 2021 season has just arrived from the AGI Westfield factory in Canada.
The Westfield factory is located in Rosenort, Manotoba, about 50 kilometres south of Winnipeg and produces about 14,000 augers a year. Production this year is at an all time high and already lead times for the larger swing away augers have started to blow out to August.