1999 - Volume #23, Issue #2, Page #20[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Loganbill's Gooseneck Nurse Trailer
It's equipped with air brakes so it stops easier and safer than conventional trailers, says the Versailles, Mo., custom applicator. The gooseneck hitch also makes it more maneuverable than a conventional bumper hitch trailer.
The patent-pending trailer is 32 ft. long and has a wide 110-in. wheelbase. It has an I-beam frame and channel iron crossmembers covered with expanded metal flooring. It's equipped with a 20,000-lb. single axle fitted with dual 22.5 low profile tires running outside of the frame rails to further add to stability.
It has a 4 by 8-ft. lower deck for mixing and storing chemicals.
There's a water tank behind the lower deck, which rides only 12 in. off the ground. The Melroe sprayer drives right up onto the trailer fenders for transport, riding above the water tank. "The design makes more efficient use of space," Loganbill notes.
The trailer has an 8 by 8-ft. upper deck, which easily carries six mini bulk containers and other supplies. Railings around the deck are removable so containers can be loaded easily with a forklift.
Thanks to the design, break-away tips on the sprayer's 60-ft. booms don't have to be folded back when it's loaded on the trailer, which saves a lot of time when moving from farm to farm, Loganbill says.
He pulls the trailer with an International single axle semi tractor equipped with an L10 Cummins diesel.
Although it was designed for Melroe sprayers, the trailer will accommodate any sprayer with enough clearance underneath for the water tank, he says.
Options include poly, mild, or stainless steel 950 to 1,800-gal. water tanks, a 30-gal. mix cone, 140 gpm pump with 2-in. hose and fittings, 2 in.- discharge hose, 12-volt rinse pump/jug rinse and hand sprayer and 12-volt auxiliary terminals.
Prices start at $9,000.
Loganbill's looking for dealers.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Matt Loganbill, LFC, 18577 Hwy. K, Versailles, Mo. 65084 (ph 573 378-2432 or 6053).
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