1994 - Volume #18, Issue #4, Page #07[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Old Truck Makes Low-Cost Dump Trailer
Van Hyfte paid $60 for the truck and spent just $250 total to convert it to a dump trailer. He cut off the frame behind the cab and tapered it to a "V" in front, then welded the hitch on. He bolted the motor onto a cross member of the truck frame and mounted the pump underneath it. He mounted a 2 la-in. pulley on the motor and a 10-in. pulley on the pump.
"I use it a lot to haul dirt with my tractor. It'll lift five tons," says Van Hyfte. "A commercial gooseneck trailer equipped with electric motor lift would cost several thousand dollars and require a special hookup. The 5-ft. long frame in front of the box leaves plenty of room for turning."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Richard E. Van Hyfte, RR 1, Box 127, Annawans, Ill. 61234 (ph 309 935-6611).
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