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"Go-Between" Liquid Fertilizer Cart
"I built it for about half the price of comparable commercial rigs," says Eugene Weimerskirch, Coulee City, Wash., who built his own high-capacity "go-between" fertilizer cart by mounting a 1,500-gal. poly tank on a homemade frame and axle that's equipped with flotation tires designed for World War II "bomber" airplanes.
  The cart measures 120 in. from center to center of the wheels for stability on steep hills. The wheels and axle are off an old Masey Ferguson combine. Weimerskirch pulls the cart between his Case-IH 4-WD 260 hp tractor and a 40-ft. field cultivator.
  "I spent less than $5,000 to build it. A comparable commercial unit sells for up to $10,000," says Weimerskirch. "My cart is built to last a long time. The frame is made from 4-in. sq. steel tubing and the axle was fashioned out of a 4-in. dia. heavy steel shaft. The tires are wide for flotation and tall for riding over bumps without shaking everything apart.
  "Liquid fertilizer runs from a manifold on the cart down to the cultivator shanks where it's injected into the ground. The tank is equipped with a ground-driven pump and a flow meter which I can control from the tractor cab. I mounted a pressure gauge on top of a vertical steel rod that mounts in front of the tank."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Eugene Weimerskirch, 11031 SR 17N, Coulee City, Wash. 99115 (ph 509 632-5525).

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1999 - Volume #23, Issue #4