2002 - Volume #26, Issue #3, Page #32[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Skid Steer Trailer Drops Flat To Ground
The Schmidts, owners of Holstein Manufacturing, Holstein, Iowa, put together a trailer with a deck that lowers flat to the ground hydraulically. "Safety is the number one feature of this trailer. There are no ramps, no tipping, no lifting, and no ramps to drop and fold back up again. It makes it easy for one person to load something onto it."
The Schmidts liked their trailer so much they figured their customers would too, so they started building the Hi-Lo Hydraulic trailer for sale. The trailer features 4 by 12-in. steel tube framing, diamond floor plating, adjustable hitch height to fit almost any pickup or tractor, and DC motor powered, self-contained hydraulics with its own 12-volt battery.
A single axle version of the trailer is 15 ft. long, with a 10-ft. cargo deck, for loads up to 5,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight. For bigger loads, tandem axle versions are available with 12, 14 and 16-ft. decks, to handle loads up to 14,000 lbs. GVW. All models are 101 in. wide. Electric brakes and lights are included, with a 7-wire connector.
Schmidt says they're making the trailer in construction yellow, but if you'd prefer another color, just let them know. The single axle Hi-Lo Hydraulic trailer is priced at $7,500, while tandem axle models start at $8,500. Options include a surge brake actuator, winch, spare tire, and enclosed panels for tools, etc.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Darrin Schmidt, Holstein Manufacturing, 5368 110th Street, Holstein, Iowa 51025 (ph 712 368-4342; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.holsteinmfg.com/hilo.html).
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