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Chain Stops Sway On Highway
“A lot of farmers know this trick but some younger ones may not. It’s something my dad taught me years ago,” says Gary Swensen, Yankton, S. Dak.
“When pulling a piece of equipment with a single axle on the highway, it’ll sway back and forth after you hit about 30 mph. The trick is to attach a log chain to one side that runs from the back of the pickup to the far corner of the equipment.
“Hook up the chain and then turn the pickup left to shorten the chain and get it tight. It sometimes takes 2 or 3 times to get it adjusted just right.
“I pulled the cultivator in the picture home from an auction that was 150 miles away. I had it up to 75 mph on Interstate 90 and there was no sway at all. I greased the wheel bearings before taking off and that helped, too.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gary Swensen, 1408 Sunrise Drive, Yankton, S. Dak. 57078 (ph 605 660-3489; g_swensen@msn.com).

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