The "BinKnocker" — A Simple Innovation to Check Your Grain Bin Level

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Innovation doesn’t have to be high-tech or complicated, as Ron Gramlich of Bashaw, Alta., will attest.

Tired of crawling up bins while working at a fertilizer facility, Gramlich created what he’s marketing as the “BinKnocker.”

“It’s simply a hockey puck on a rope, with stainless steel brackets fastened to the outside of the bin,” he explains, in the video below, filmed in the Inventor’s Showcase area at AgDays in Brandon last week.

While the first “BinKnockers” were installed 11 years ago, Gramlich has started selling them in the last few months.

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