2021 - Volume #45, Issue #5, Page #26[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Transport Wagon Brings Feed, Water Out To Pasture
Agri-Door’s poly feed hoppers come in 11 different sizes ranging from .8 to 2.8 tons. Unloading of the feed tank is accomplished with either an electric or hydraulic motor connected to a tractor, truck or whatever is used to pull the wagon.
The water tanks are also made of poly and operate with a gas-powered pump or by gravity flow through a hose. They can be matched to the size of the feed hoppers with options available from 200 to 275 gal.
Most of the production, manufacturing and shipping occurs from Agri-Door’s Myerstown, Penn. location.
Stoltzfus urges buyers to consider the distance traveled to pasture along with roughness of land when deciding on size of tanks. For bumpy pastures he doesn’t recommend the largest sizes as it can be too hard on the wagon and the machine towing it.
“We saw a need for this kind of equipment and thought we should build it,” says Stoltzfus. “We got things going in spring and it’s now on the market. It seems to be working well for farmers.”
Costs of the wagons are variable depending on water tank and feed bin sizes, but prices start around $5,500 for the basic, smallest, gravity flow units. Larger tank models with a gas-powered pump sell for approximately $9,000.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, John Stoltzfus, Agri-Door, 649 S. Ramona Rd., Myerstown, Penn. 17067 (ph 717 949- 2034; www.agri-door.com).
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