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Doubled-Up Gravity Boxes
"I used to pull two gravity boxes, one behind the other, behind my tractor. But the wagons weaved from side to side on the road and were impossible to back up," says Mark Anderson, Wilton, N. Dak.
To solve the problem, he took the gravity boxes off the running gears, removed the runners, and then welded the boxes to an old school bus frame. Anderson added axles, wheels and springs from an old semi trailer.
The trailer has an A-frame hitch made from the rear end of a 2-ton truck. The dolly can be removed from the frame, which is equipped with a fifth wheel hitch, for pulling behind a truck.
The gravity boxes were hooked together, front to back, so Anderson can auger in grain the full length of the boxes without any loss.
Anderson says the rig pulls and steers beautifully and is easy to back up. He plans to install sideboards to increase the "doubled-up" wagon's 525 bu. capacity an extra 100 bu. He spent about $1,050 making the conversion.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mark Anderson, R.R. 2, Box 19, Wilton, N. Dak. 58579

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1984 - Volume #8, Issue #5