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Hillco Technologies Pivoting Spout

The Hillco Pivoting Spout is an aftermarket attachment designed for John Deere combines. It enhances the unloading process by providing increased flexibility, precision, and efficiency.

The JPS1720 model of the Hillco Pivoting Spout offers several improvements. The injection mold boot has been redesigned to seamlessly integrate with the factory spout, ensuring durability. The spout tip has a smaller diameter, enabling tighter spreading and more accurate pouring. 

The latest design of the Hillco Pivoting Spout provides a total pivot capability of 37°, allowing for increased unloading possibilities. It can pivot downward up to 23° for nearly vertical pouring and upward up to 14° for extending grain throw beyond the standard boot.

Experience Enhanced Unloading Efficiency & Precision with the Hillco Pivoting Spout!

The Hillco Pivoting Spout for John Deere combines, now available in the improved JPS1720 model. Discover the simple features and capabilities that can level up your unloading process.

What’s new in the JPS1720? Firstly, the injection mold boot has been redesigned into a single seamless piece, closely resembling the factory spout. This seamless integration ensures durability and longevity. Additionally, the spout tip now boasts a smaller diameter, allowing for a tighter spread and more accurate pouring, without compromising volume. The actuator remains conveniently located on the side of the auger, away from potential unloading hazards.

The latest design of the Hillco Pivoting Spout offers an increased total pivot capability, expanding from 33° to an impressive 37°. This extended range of motion provides new unloading possibilities. Starting from the stock boot position, you can achieve a downward pivot of 23°, enabling nearly vertical pouring. Moreover, the 14° of upward pivot allows for a grain throw of over three feet beyond the standard boot.

Controlling the pivoting spout is effortless with the foot rocker switch, which can be mounted anywhere on the cab floor for convenience. Whether unloading on the go into a grain cart or topping off a truck, the pivoting spout allows you to make the most of limited space, increasing efficiency and productivity.

Worried about compatibility? The Hillco pivoting spout is designed to fit any 17″ high unload rate auger, which can be found on various John Deere combine models such as the 60 and 70 series, as well as the S series equipped with 17″ unloading augers. We recommend keeping the stock grain flap in the auger to maintain grain containment during unloading.

The Hillco Pivoting Spout is competitively priced, starting at $2,200 (excluding freight charges). To place an order or gather further information about this exceptional product, our dedicated sales team is ready to assist you. Contact us at 800-937-2461 to get any of your questions answered as well as a personalized freight quote.

Upgrade your unloading operations with the Hillco Pivoting Spout and experience heightened efficiency and precision. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to optimize your farming practices. Order your JPS1720 today! Limited stock available!

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Return on Investment Calculator

This calculator is designed to determine the return on investment for a Hillco leveling system equipped combine versus a non-leveling combine operating in sloping conditions.

Crop Type
Wheat       Corn and Soybean
Acreage Information

Crop Information

Enter your operation's statistics and estimates.

Acreage / Slope Information

Estimate the percentage of total harvested acres that lay within the various slope ranges in your farming operation.
For all Wheat Acreage
See Slope reference chart
Percentage slope values must equal 100%
Your Harvest Speeds and Machine Harvested Yield (MHY)

Non-Leveling Ground Speed in MPH

Enter the average harvesting speed for your non-leveling combine in the various slope ranges at the average yield entered in the Crop Information section above.

Slope Reference Graph

Reduction in Machine Harvested Yield (bu/acre)

Estimate the reduction of Machine Harvested Yield (MHY) for each slope range if you were harvesting at the speed you entered for 0-3% slopes. (The calcultor will then project expected reductions in MHY for each slope range at your previously estimated ground speeds.)

You may opt to enter the test data which was determined by actual field testing by Hillco (based on 5 mph harvesting speed).

Reduction in MHY is used in these calculations rather than field loss. Reduction in MHY is a more accurate guage of combine harvesting efficiency because it can be determined by actually weighing the harvested yield rather than estimating the amount of yield lost to the ground.

Use test data or your own
Your Combine and Header Information
Enter your expected combine harvesting efficiency. Typically a combine operates at approximately 70% efficiency. If the Total Annual Separator Hours calculated below look too small you may want to decrease the combine efficiency. If the Total Annual Separator Hours calculated below look too large you may want to increase the combine efficiency.
Wheat head width in feet
Corn head width in feet
Flex header width in feet
Combine Field Efficiency (Typically 70%)
(Must enter value other than 0%)
Your Operational Costs
This total should include additional cost of benefits and taxes. If you wish to include the grain cart operator's cost add the hourly wage to the combine operator hourly labor costs.
Combine Operator Labor Cost (per hour, including taxes and benefits)
Combine Fuel Cost

If you wish to include added grain cart fuel add hourly grain cart fuel usage to the combine fuel usage.

Combine Fuel Consumption (Hourly - Typically 11-13 gph)

Cost per added separator hour usually runs approximately $180 per hour for new combines to $30 per hour for older used combines. If you don't want to consider the added benefit of lower separator hours enter $0.

Cost Per Separator Hour
(How much does your combine devalue for each added separator hour of use?)

Use example prices below or obtain a quote from your local dealership.

List price examples for leveling systems used on John Deere combines:
Leveling System Model 2955S for -- 9560-70 STS combine dual tire, w/ Hillco Leveler Installed = $42,960.00 List Price

Leveling System Model 2970S for -- 96-97-9860-70 STS combine,dual tire w/ Hillco Leveler Installed = $42,085.00 List Price

List price examples for leveling systems used on Case-IH combines:
Leveling System Model 2800 for -- 2577-88 combine, dual tire w/Hillco Leveler, Installed = $42,210.00 List Price

See examples or call your local dealership for a quote.
(On Leveling System Financing)

Enter the number of years (from 1 to 5, whole number) for the desired calculation period.

Market value at the end of 5 years regardless of the length of the calculation period.

Used in net present value calculation

Cash Flows (Totals for Calculation Period)
Positive Cash Flows
Labor Savings
Fuel and Lubcriation Savings
Increased Income from Machine Harvested Yield
Residual Value of Leveling System (At end of Calculation Period)
Increased Combine Value Due to Reduced Separator Hours
Total Positive Cash Flows
Negative Cash Flows
Leveling System Cost (Total Principle & Interest Payments)
Remaining Principle Balance On 5 Year Note
Leveling System Maintenance Cost (Annual 2% of Purchase Price)
Total Negative Cash Flows
Total Net Cash Flow (Positive - Negative)
Investment Analysis
Total Average Annual Separator Hours (without leveling system)
Total Average Annual Separator Hours (with leveling system)
Average Annual Separator Hour Savings
Total Separator Hour Savings as % of Total Separator Hours
Average Payback Period (in years)
The length of time it takes for an investment to recover its initial cost.
Total Net Present Value of Cash Flows
NPV compares the value of a dollar today to the value of that same dollar in the future, taking inflation and returns into account.
Internal Rate of Return
The internal rate of return (IRR) method allows you to consider the time value of money. It is the interest rate that is equivalent to the dollar returns you expect from your project. Once you know the rate, you can compare it to the rates you could earn by investing your money in other projects or investments. Usually a business owner will insist that in order to be acceptable, a project must be expected to earn an IRR that is at least several percentage points higher than the cost of borrowing, to compensate the company for its risk, time, and trouble associated with the project.