1983 - Volume #7, Issue #3, Page #16[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New No Stick Wagon Has Steep 45 degree Bottom
Developed by J & H Equipment Co., Plain City, Ohio, the new wagon drops sharply from high sides to a sharp point at the bottom, rather than the flat bottom found on most gravity wagons. When the new wagon dumps, say its designers, everything dumps ¨ no matter how high the moisture content.
"It dumps its load in a minute or less through 14-in. doors on either side of the ŠV' at the bottom of the wagon. At most, a handful of grain might be left on the side support braces," says Harry Weeks, of J & H.
Capacity of the unique wagon is 475 bu. It stands 10 ft., 6 in. off the ground, is 8 ft., 9 in. wide, 11 ft. long and there's 13 in. of clearance between the bottom of the "V" and the ground. Weeks says that although the clearance is somewhat less than most gravity wagons, it has been more than enough even in the roughest fields.
The prototype wagon is mounted on a running gear with 21-in. flotation tires.
Weeks explains how the wagon reaches such a low point and thus the steep dumping angle. "The bottom of the V-shaped box is indented to fit over the center beam on a 4-wheel wagon gear. This gives the wagon a very low center of gravity ¨ so low that it pulls easier than conventional wagons and, of course, dumps much quicker and with less work," says Weeks.
The new-style wagon box sells for $2,610. It'll mount on most any conventional 4-wheel running gear heavy enough to carry the fully-loaded box, says Weeks. He adds that J & H plans to introduce a company-designed running gear this fall, along with a larger 600 bu. steep-sided wagon.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, J & H Equipment Company, 7225 Kile Road, Plain City, Ohio 43064 (ph 614 873-5452).
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