1977 - Volume #1, Issue #2, Page #32[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
High Lift Wagon Outperforms Truck
Manufactured in England, it's available in nine and seven ton models. The steel box (14 ft. long, 6 ft., 8 in. wide, and 42 in. high) on the nine ton model lifts hydraulically to an infinitely variable height up to 11 ft., 9 in. and can be tipped at any height to 55 degrees for fast dumping of the load.
"It'll handle grain, fertilizer, silage, sand, manure or whatever you want to put in it," says Stanley. "We think corn, soybean and wheat producers will be particularly interested in the wagon's ability to reload planters and drill boxes. You can load the box with seed or dry fertilizer, raise it hydraulically and spout the material directly into the planter or drill boxes - eliminating the need for augers or other filling equipment."
Stanley also notes that, like side dump high lift wagons, the Warwick wagon also handles silage. "Unlike the side dumps, which only handle silage, the Warwick handles grain, bales, fertilizer, sand, vegetable crops and many other materials," says Stanley, who cites these specific uses:
• When combining, the Warwick wagon can be used to move grain from the combine directly into a straight truck or semi. " About 66% of the weight of the loaded wagon is transferred to the tractor's rear wheels, giving it excellent traction when loaded. It'll move right through muddy fields you wouldn't dare tackle with a straight truck."
• You can remove the sides of the box, add a 3 1/2 ft. extension to the back of the platform, and use the bed to haul bales. A load of bales can be raised to the level of the barn mow, eliminating the need for a bale elevator, Stanley points out.
• The platform bed can also be used as a portable scaffold for painting, building or whatever. If raising the bed almost 12 ft. doesn't provide enough "reach", you can use planks to build a 12 ft. high platform on the platform, then raise it up to double the "reach".
• You can mount a crane on the platform, with the boom extending out over the front end to pick up heavy loads. A tractor engine, for example, can be picked up with the boom and "inched" into position with the wagon's hydraulic hoist.
• For handling tomatoes or other easily-bruised crops, the wagon's 3 1/2 ft. sides split-one-half can be taken down to reduce the distance tomatoes being elevated into the wagon have to drop.
The 9-ton (lift capacity) Warwick wagon sells for $8,000. It's equipped with a 14 ft. by 6 ft., 8 in. steel box, 12.5 by 15 in. flotation tires (14 ply) mounted on close-couple tandem axles (66 in. wheelbase). It can be purchased less the wheels and hitch for mounting on a truck chassis. For silage, extension sides, top cover and automatic tailgate are optional.
The smaller 7 ton capacity Warwick sells for $5,500. It lifts to 10 ft., 3 in. and is equipped with a 12 ft. long box (6 ft., 8 in. wide).
Stanley recommends using a 60 hp or larger tractor with the larger 9 ton model.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, J.W.S. Machinery Co., John W. Stanley, Pres.; Highway 81 North, Strathroy, Ont. N7G 3H6. (ph. 519 245-3800).
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