1999 - Volume #23, Issue #4, Page #40[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Load Boosters For PickupsSteve Houge, Schuling Hitch Company, Ames, Iowa: "The big difference between the load boosters for pickups we sell and other systems on the market is that ours never needs adjusting once it's installed," says Steve about his Timbren "Little Rubber Load Booster" kits.
They consist of a pair of 4 to 5-in. dia. hollow rubber springs that bolt to existing holes between the frame and axle. They do not take the place of the existing leaf spring but flex in conjunction with it to improve the ride of the truck and protect the springs against overloading. The kit eliminates sway, increases overall stability and prevents bottoming out, all while maintaining the existing soft ride, Hogue says.
Rated at 1,600 to 9,000 lbs. for pickups and vans, the kit installs in 30 minutes to an hour. Carries a lifetime warranty.
Sells for $154.95 to $228.95.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Schuling Hitch Company, 216 Alexander Ave., Ames, Iowa 50010 (ph 800 464-0945 or 515 233-2265; fax 3750).
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