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"Dome Of Air" Protects Stored Equipment
Here's the most unique idea we've ever seen for protecting equipment in storage an inflatable plastic dome that keeps out dust, moisture and pests.
  Introduced at the recent California Farm Equipment Show near Tulare, the "Ultimate Cover" is inflated by a 12-volt electric fan that constantly blows in filtered air to keep the clear plastic cover inflated.
  The standard 6 ft. wide, 24-ft. long enclosure has a base made from PVC fabric. You "peel" the cover open by unzipping it around the entire base and drive the vehicle to be stored onto the base. Then pull the cover back over, zip it up, and plug in the fan to inflate the unit. The entire process takes only about 3 minutes.
  "It keeps out mildew, mold, rot and rust and the fan costs only about $1.50 per month to operate," says Bill Chapman, manufacturer. "The vehicle will dry out while it's inside the dome because a small amount of air is constantly leaking out through the zipper.
  "The fan is powered by a 12-volt motor that runs off 110-volt electricity. We recommend storing the unit out of the sun to avoid exposure to ultraviolet rays."
  The covers are available in various sizes with widths making them big enough to store dually pickups, tractors, boats, snowmobiles, etc. The biggest model offered measures 8 1/2 ft. wide by 24 ft. long.
  A 6 1/2-ft. wide, 20-ft. long unit sells for $399 plus S&H.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Headrick, Inc., 11287 Garzoli Ave., Delano, Calif. 93216 (ph 661 725-0734; fax 0766).

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2000 - Volume #24, Issue #2