1999 - Volume #23, Issue #2, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
"Rotatin" Utility Tractor
"For example, you can scoop up a load in front and dump it to the left or right without moving the tractor. It eliminates all the jockeying around you do with a conventional skid-steer or tractor loader," he says.
The "Orbiter" tractor is powered by a Briggs & Stratton (gas) or Deutz diesel engine of up to 45 hp. It features hydrostatic drive and Dana axles with 16-in. wheels.
The axles are spaced 6 ft. apart, the same as the wheelbase. That way, it's counter-balanced for exceptional stability, Flannegan notes. Overall length with bucket is 13 ft. and maximum reach is 12 ft. high. The bucket is available in 6 and 6 1/2-ft. widths.
Top speed in low range is 3 mph and 9 mph in high range.
Available as either 2 or 4-WD with capacity of 2,400 or 3,000-lb.
Optional attachments include telescopic zoom boom, breaker, trencher, torque hubs, rear-mounted backhoe, pallet forks, auger, post driver and industrial grapple.
Prices start at $28,000.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Flannegan Western & Associates, Hwy. 18 E., P.O. Box 487, Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536 (ph 712 852-3996; fax 3997).
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