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300-Bale Trailer Make Out Of Mobile Home Chassis
"It makes a low-cost, high-capacity hay hauler that runs good on the highway," says Jim Cook, Zearing, Iowa, who used the frame and axles off an old mobile home to build a pickup-pulled trailer that can haul up to 300 small square bales at highway speeds.
  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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2001 - Volume #25, Issue #3