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Semi Tank Hauls Water, Liquid Fertilizer
"It's a fast, inexpensive way to haul water or liquid fertilizer to the field to fill sprayers. It holds two or three times as much water as the biggest commercial nurse tanks," says Keith Frohwein, Zearing, Iowa, about the semi tank he converted to haul 4,500 gal. of water. He pulls it with a 4-WD tractor.
   Frohwein bought the tank for $2,500 from a local trucking firm. The semi tank, originally designed to haul liquid fertilizer, loads from the top. A pump mounted outside the tank is used to pump the water or liquid fertilizer, both into and out of the tank.
  A home-built "tow dolly", equipped with a fifth wheel, hitches to the tank. It lets Frohwein pull the big tank with a Deere 8640 245 hp tractor..
  "We use it as a nurse tank when spraying chemicals and also to haul liquid nitrogen for sidedressing corn. We can spray 160 acres and move on to the next field before we have to refill. It also lets us buy liquid fertilizer by the semi tank load for volume discounts," notes Frohwein.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Keith Frohwein, 12379 690th Ave., Zearing, Iowa 50278 (ph 641 487-7332).

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2003 - Volume #27, Issue #1