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Brackett, E. E. & Lewis, E. B. (1930). The use of a small electric motor in silo filling (University of Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station Circular No. 42)
Filling a silo 30 feet or more in height with a motor as small as five horsepower has been looked upon in general by Nebraska farmers as an impractical, if not impossible, procedure. The practice is not unheard of in other states, and certainly the possibility of avoiding the large tractor-driven cutters and the large crews will be welcomed by those who have available service from power lines.