1985 - Volume #9, Issue #4, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Powered Farm Cart
Sanstrom says there's lots of interest in the cart for specialty applications. Center pivot irrigators particularly like it because it lets them get equipment, such as replacement motors, tires, and so on, into the field through growing crops. One man can easily handle routine breakdowns with much less hassle. There's also interest from farmers for the cart for routine chores such as feeding or fencing and maintenance around the farmstead, particularly where a farm is located in unusually rough terrain. "It'll do the work of a pickup in areas where you can't drive," points out Sanstrom, noting that the U.S. Forest Service has already purchased 250 of the Toters for use in fighting forest
fires as well as for routine maintenace.
The cart is 5 ft. long and 3 ft. wide. It's tracks are powered by an 8 hp. Briggs and Stratton engine through a 3 speed transmission with neutral and reverse. It'll carry 1,000 lbs. up a 60? slope and can be carried in the back of a pickup. The operator can walk behind it or ride on a stand-up platform.
The 5-ft. long, 3-ft. wide model sells for $4,750.
Two other sizes, 30 and 24 in. wide, are also available.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Grant Sanstrom, Overland Carrier, Inc., P.O. Box 138, Parker, Wash. 98939 (ph 509 877-3688).
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