2001 - Volume #25, Issue #5, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
"Bob Mowen of Kane, Ill., built a telescoping hitch for his gooseneck flatbed trailer so he could tilt the bed for easy loading of machinery," says Marley. "The photo shows the gooseneck in the raised position. A hydraulic cylinder mounts alongside the hitch, which telescopes upward. Power is supplied by a 12-volt powered hydraulic pump that mounts on front of the trailer.
"He used this setup for a long time with good success. Seems like this is an idea that should have caught on big time. It's a lot cheaper than a beaver tail on back or other loading devices on the market."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, C.F. Marley, Box 93, Nokomis, Ill. 62075 (ph 217 563-2588).
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