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Telescoping Gooseneck
"I was going through my old story files and came across this idea from a few years ago which I think is still relevant today," says veteran farm writer C.F. Marley of Nokomis, Ill.
  "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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2001 - Volume #25, Issue #5