An Auger Wagon is a device designed to collect Crops out of a working Harvester, and then overload it into another cargo container. An Auger Wagon works much like a Tipper, except it can only unload itself into other machines. Auger Wagons are used for quickly unloading Harvesters at fields far away from your Farmstead Silo or other unloading points.
There are two Auger Wagons available in the base game.
List of Auger Wagons Edit
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Harvesters often need to be unloaded repeatedly (or even continuously) into a mobile container as they work. When the container is full, it is then taken elsewhere (usually to the silo at your farm) to be unloaded, and returned to the Harvester to get more cargo. Even when working with the largest Harvesters and Tippers, this process may need to be repeated several times for each field. This presents a problem if the field is very far from the unloading point, since the driving times will be very long - meaning that the Harvester may need to stop and wait for the Tipper to come back each time.
The Auger Wagon is one possible solution to the problem. An Auger Wagon can collect cargo from a Harvester just like any Tipper, but instead of dumping it into an unloading point, the Auger Wagon is capable of dumping it into another container (usually a Tipper).
Therefore, the Auger Wagon will empty the Harvester, then empty itself into a Tipper sitting right next to the field, and return immediately to the Harvester. The travel times, in this case, are usually far shorter - allowing the Auger Wagon to continuously service the Harvester even on fields far away from any unloading point.
Several Tippers can be placed next to a field to provide plenty of storage for the Auger Wagon. This can be crucial when working large fields or very dense crops (such as Corn Chaff), to make sure that you always have some space to dump the Auger's cargo into.
The Auger Wagon is redundant when working on smaller fields, or when working very close to your farm. However they can significantly reduce harvest times on large, far-away fields.