2018 - Volume #42, Issue #4, Page #10[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Nifty Marker Paints Lines Fast
The road construction worker always felt unsafe painting lines by hand and came up with the idea to use a vehicle.
“Anything that has a 12-volt battery can run this,” Ackley says.
Made of metal tubing, the marker slips into a 2-in. receiver and is powered by a trailer plug-in. The marker uses spray paint cans with marking paint that dries in about 30 seconds. It sprays solid lines or skip lines using a delayed wiper switch.
“One can of paint will mark 7,000 ft.,” Ackley says. “I call it the ‘Phlip’ painter because it can paint on either side.”
By sighting down a spot on his truck’s front fender, he can mark a straight and accurate enough line to mark roads during construction. But the marker will also work on a 4-wheeler or tractor to mark baseball fields, parking spaces or other lines needed for events. It can also be used for marking pipelines or fence lines, Ackley adds.
Ackley would like to hear from manufacturers interested in buying rights to build and sell the marker. He may also make them himself after he retires in 2019. Contact him for more information.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Phillip Ackley, 120 Azelta Rd., Westfield, Penn. 16950 (ph 814 628-2643; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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