1999 - Volume #23, Issue #2, Page #32[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Telescoping Marker Saves Room During Transport
The marker is built in two sections and uses a hydraulic cylinder to swing the marker out. At the same time, an orbit motor is used to extend a 4- to 12-ft. long telescoping section. The orbit motor is connected to a ball screw that rides along a worm gear drive mounted inside the telescoping section. As the cylinder swings the marker out, the motor drives the screw to fully extend the telescoping section. The process is reversed to bring the marker back in for transport. There are no cables or hinges and fewer parts to wear out than on conventional markers, says the company.
Models are available to fit implements up to 62 ft. wide.
Sells for about $2,000 per marker depending on size.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Agri-Business Associates, Inc., 1740 West Main Ave., West Fargo, N. Dak. 58078 (ph 701 277-1022).
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