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Grain Wagon Holds A Wopping 1,500 Bu.
"As far as we know, it's the biggest grain wagon made," says Clark Bettenhausen, of Bancroft, Neb., manufacturer of the new "Mighty Giant" 1,500 bu. grain wagon that unloads itself in 4 1/2 min. or less.
Bettenhausen, a farmer turned manufacturer, began building his wagon earlier this year in response to demand from a local farmer. "He has two 12-row combines and grows 160 bu. corn. He told me that in one pass he combines 1,400 bu. He wanted an efficient way to haul it away", says Bettenhausen.
The huge wagon is 32 ft. long and 14 1/2 ft. wide from wheel to wheel. The entire rig weighs 17,500 lbs. empty. It has a 17-in. unloading auger and a bottom unload chute. The 24.5 by 32 tires, on tandem axles, are nearly 6 ft. tall.
The "Mighty Giant" sells for $23,000. Bettenhausen also sells a 950 and 500 bu. wagon, and is working on a 4,000 bu. portable bin.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Clark Bettenhausen, CBJ Manufacturing, Bancroft, Neb. 68004 (ph 402 372-2722).

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1981 - Volume #5, Issue #6