2006 - Volume #30, Issue #4, Page #07[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Dual Purpose Trailer Rental
"All Gotta Go Ltd." is just getting started, but the inventor says the business has generated good interest so far.
Besides being convenient and multi-purpose, the Foots say the unit is environmentally beneficial because it keeps all waste contained. There's no garbage blowing around and farmers don't like people going out on their fields when nature calls.
Calvin Foot got the idea while doing backhoe work for oil and gas companies.
He and his partners hired someone to build the units for them, and then started renting them out. "We rent them out to oil companies on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, but that's not all. They're also popular for farm auctions, family reunions, homecomings and any other outdoor gatherings. Everyone has garbage and needs a washroom sooner or later," Calvin says.
"Employers are required to make toilet facilities available to their workers," Calvin's wife Rita adds. "This unit solves that problem and lets you dispose of garbage at the same time."
The Foots designed the self-dumping, 6-by 6-ft. steel dumpster box and have them manufactured locally. The box sits at the back of the trailer, while a commercial port-a-potty mounts up front.
The dumpster has an electric-over-hydraulic-hoist that tilts the dumpster to unload it.
The battery and hoist controls are located in an enclosed box near the hitch.
When the unit is full, you hook it behind your pickup, take it to the local dump, flip the lever, tip the hoist up, and drive away, leaving your garbage behind.
When the port-a-potty needs emptying, the Foots say it's easy to take it to the local septic tank cleaner.
The Foots welcomes rental rate inquiries and say they intend to offer a variety of sizes (dumpster boxes) in the future.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, All Gotta Go Ltd., Calvin and Rita Foot, Box 8, Red Willow, Alberta, Canada T0B 3V0 (ph 403 742-1037 or 403 740-5629 (cell)).
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