1980 - Volume #4, Issue #4, Page #03[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Fold-Away Trailer Hauls Combine, Grain
"Most combine trailers are dead when you get to the field. This one keeps working for you by hauling 400 bu. of grain," says manufacturer Jim Jones. "In addition to combines, you can also haul pickups and tractors by retracting the wider combine side ramps."
The dual-purpose Fold-A-Way 400 trailer switches from grain to machines in minutes by simply unpinning the side walls of the threehopper bin, fastening them flat to the trailer bed, and extending the side drive-on ramps. As a wagon, the trailer is 8 ft. wide. As a machine transport, it measures 11 ft., 9 in., a width that requires special road permits in most states.
The trailer features tandem axles, rated at 20,000 lbs. each, and three bottom-dump hoppers with 10 by 20 in. rotary gates. The extended and low-profile tongue design allows a grain truck towing the unit to dump its load over the trailer tongue without having to unhook to dump. Brakes are air or hydraulic.
The trailer weighs 8,000 lbs. total and can be outfitted with either a ring, pintle or ball hitch. Rides 16-in. high and has its own built-in loading ramps.
"Most of the interest has been from custom operators working the harvest up from Texas to Canada: However, farmers with more than one farm, or farmers who do local custom work, are also interested," says Jones. "We can handle all but the biggest new Gleaner rotary and. White's 9700."
Retails for around $14,600.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jones Industries, P.O. Box 4262, Waco, Tx. (Ph. 817 799-5563).
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