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Shank Straightener
"It can cost anywhere from $3 to $18 to have a repair shop straighten a bent shank. Plus, you lose the time it takes to remove the shank and take it to the shop," says Jerry Tufte, Glen-field, N. Dak., manufacturer of the Tough-T hydraulic shank straightener.
Besides the convenience and cost-savings, Tufte notes that the hydraulic shank straightener is safer in that if the shank breaks, unlike presses, you're standing a safe distance away from the shank as it's being straightened.
The Tough-T straightener simply fits over the chisel plowor cultivator shank. You position the hydraulic cylinder so that the plunger is pushing on the desired area. Tufte recommends using a good shank as a "pattern" for making the bend.
Three different models are available to fit field cultivators and chisel plows. They're available with either 2 by 4-in., 4 by 6-in., or 4 by 8-in. cylinder. Model 400 with its 4 by 6-in. cylinder sells for approximately $300.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tough-T Mfg., P.O. Box 79, Glenfield, N. Dak. 58443 (ph 701 785-2555).

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #5