2015 - Volume #39, Issue #5, Page #40[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Golf Ball Indicator For Gravity Wagon Gates
“When you unload from the combine into the wagon, you can’t see if the gate has been left open. If it’s open you’re going to lose some grain on the ground.”
To give him a heads-up on the problem, Fratzke mounted a golf ball on a 3/8-in. dia. metal rod that’s welded to the top of the gate opener. The rod goes up through the lip at the top of the wagon, so that the golf ball rides up or down as the gate is opened or closed. When the golf ball is down on top of the lip, Fratzke knows the gate is closed.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Harold Fratzke, 234 Shoreview Dr., Cottonwood, Minn. 56229 (ph 507 423-6341; cell 507 530-6090).
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