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Big Forage Dump Wagons
"Our two dump wagons do the job of five self-unloading forage wagons and we can fill our pit silos much faster and safer," says Gene D. Zimmermann about the two big dump wagons his father, Roy, de-signed and built for use on the dairy farm they operate near Fox Lake, Wis.
The wagon boxes are 9-ft. high, 9-ft. wide and 16-ft. long. They're mounted on 12-ton tandem running gears and equipped with a dump hoist (Midwest Industries, Ida Grove, Iowa) powered by a single-acting cylinder.
"They're constructed out of treated wood, 2 by 12's for the floor, 3/4-in. sides, and 2 by 6 stringers. The wagons have a 6-in. taper from front to back for ease of unloading. The rear door swings out automatically for dumping. They dump their load in less than 2 min.," says Gene, noting that in addition to being faster, the big wagons also save on tractors because they make only half as many trips from the field and there's no use of pto. "As far as we know, no one makes dump wagons this size. The cost of one of these wagons is less than the cost of a new self-unloading wagon."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gene D. Zimmerman, W8710 Redwood Rd., Fox Lake, Wis. 53933 (ph 414 928-2066).

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #3