2001 - Volume #25, Issue #3, Page #18[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
300-Bale Trailer Make Out Of Mobile Home Chassis
Cook bought the mobile home frame and axles at a consignment sale for $100. The original frame was only 6 ft. wide. He welded channel iron cross members onto the frame and welded heavy angle irons onto both sides of the cross members to make the rig 8 ft. wide. He then mounted wooden planks across the cross members to make the floor. A bumper hitch mounts on front.
"We sell hay and straw as far as 40 miles away so it has saved us a lot of time and money by reducing the number of trips we make," says Cook. "We use a Chevy 1-ton dually pickup to pull it."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jim Cook, 10201 710th Ave., Zearing, Iowa 50278 (ph 641 487-7505).
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