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"In Between" Eliminates Tractor Saddle Tanks
"We've used it ourselves for six years. We know it works," says Glen Parker, Poseyville, Ind. farmer who's begun marketing his 1,000 gal. "In Between" chemical trailer that pulls between tractor and trailing implements, eliminating the need for tractor saddle spray tanks.
"With this tank you're not tied to one tractor. If you want to plow or do something else, you simply unhook the trailer. Saddle tanks, on the other hand, require considerable time and effort to dismount," Parker notes.
The 1,000 gal. capacity tank, which can be used to carry either chemicals or liquid fertilizer, mounts on a heavy-duty frame carried by a walking tandem axle fitted with 12.5 by L.15 tires. The trailer is fitted with hydraulic hoses so tractor hydraulics can be plugged in at one end and hoses from the implements hooked to the other end. The trailer is fitted with a ground-driven pump.
The "In Between" can be ganged with any trailing implement. Parker says it doesn't affect tractor turning radius. "It follows like a train. You can turn the tractor as sharp as it will go and the trailer will follow."
Wheels on the 1,000 gal. capacity trailer are spaced for 36-in. rows. Two smaller models, with 750 gal. and 500 gal. tanks respectively, have axles adjustable to widths of 30 and 36 in. The 1,000 gal. tank model sells for $6,700, complete with all hoses, pumps and gauges.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Glen Parker, Parker Farms, Rt. 1, Box 142, Poseyville, Ind. 47633 (ph 812 673-4399).

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #1