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Add On Dual Wheels For 4WD Pickups
"Your pickup rides better and carries more," says Gary Cowdrey, sales manager for Dakota Coach, Inc., Cooperstown, N. Dak., a van and truck conversion company that specializes in adding dual wheels to pickups.
Cowdrey says the company works on any model pickup but that 4-WD Fords are the most common because dual wheels are not available from the factory. "We have lots of interest from farmers pulling heavy wagons who are looking for better stability and easier steering" he says.
Installation involves the mounting of a dual wheel hub spacer you can use the truck's standard wheels and the addition of an outer wheel. The spacer simply bolts into place. The company then installs a ready-made wide body fender over the add-on tires, putting lights and a new gas filler neck into the new fender, if necessary.
A dual-wheel conversion costsabout $1,700. The company also does custom interiors and paint designs. Cowdrey notes that other custom truck shops around the country also do dual wheel conversions. Dakota Coach buys their dual wheel kits from
a company in Oklahoma.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gary Cowdrey, Dakota Coach, Inc., P.O. Box 514, 7th and Lenham, Cooperstown, N. Dak. 58425 (ph 701 797-3200).

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