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Foolproof Truck Backing Signal
Spilled grain in the field is a thing of the past for Larry Empey since he installed his home-built "truck backer" directional signal on the Massey Ferguson tractor that pulls his International 1482 pull-type combine. It could be used just as effectively on a self-propelled combine," says Empey.
The unique signaler lets the driver of the tractor direct grain truck drivers into position under the combine discharge auger without the truck driver having to try to look around the box.
"It's easier for the combine driver to direct the driver than it is for the truck driver to do it himself," Empey told FARM SHOW. "The truck driver moves 1 ft. in the direction of the arrow every time it is flashed, moving either forward, backward or from side to side."
Empey cut the arrows out of a piece of sheet metal and mounted light diffusing glass behind it. Four orange turn signal units are used for the lights, controlled by four starter buttons in the cab.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Larry Empey, Box 83, Swalwell, Alta. TOM 1YO.


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1983 - Volume #7, Issue #1