1987 - Volume #11, Issue #5, Page #06[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Double Tank Grain HaulerSouth Dakota farmer Doyle Olsen converted a used semi-trailer gravel hauler to a "double tank" grain trailer to handle corn and small grains on his farm near Irene.
He first stripped the gravel truck down to the bare frame and then built mounting brackets for two gravity boxes. To support the front of the big grain trailer, he cut the rear end and fifth wheel off a junked semi truck, and mounted a tongue on it so he can pull the rig with a tractor.
Olsen says the double tanked hauler works great because of its short turning radius. He can turn completely around on a country road without having to back up. He spent just $500 to build the grain trailer, not including the gravity boxes.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Doyle Olsen, Rt. 2, Box 15, Irene, S. Dak. 57037 (ph 605 263-3641).
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