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Tilt Bed Trailer
Kenny Bartels and Vic Mercer, Canton, S. Dak., teamed up to build a special tilting trailer for skid steer loaders. It has a 4-ft. deck in front of the bed to carry attachments.
To load, a lever releases a latch to let the back of the bed drop down. As you drive the loader on, its weight automatically tilts the trailer into the travel position. To unload, release the latch and drive off.
One-eighth inch thick open mesh expanded steel in the tread area provides traction for loading and lets dirt fall through.
Although designed for skidsteer loaders, the trailer can also be used to haul lumber, steel, hay and other machinery. It could also be built larger for hauling tractors, notes Bartels.
The bed is 16-ft. long and 6-ft. 1-in. wide between the fenders. It has stake pockets around the edges for adding side panels.
A surge-type hydraulic brake built into the hitch applies braking action whenever the towing unit slows and the trailer pushes against the ball hitch.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kenny Bartels or Vic Mercer, B & M Mfg. and Repair, 208 W. 5th St., Canton, S. Dak. 57013 (ph 605 987-5794).

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #4