1984 - Volume #8, Issue #5, Page #24[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Sliding Truck FloorAnyone who hauls hogs to market by semi will be interested in this unique "sliding floor" double deck trailer built by John Houghton, Milnthorpe, Scotland.
Houghton demonstrated the powered double decker at the recent Royal Highland Show for passersby, demonstrating that in just a couple minutes the entire second floor raises up from its position on the floor of the trailer.
The double deck is lifted by cables powered by an electrohydraulic drive unit encased in a metal housing in the ceiling of the trailer. Once in position, it's locked in place with four pins. Separating panels, to make pens on each floor, fold out from the walls.
"You can haul hogs on the second floor and cattle underneath. We also make one model with two sliding decks so you can haul three decks of hogs at once," says Houghton.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Houghtons Parkhouse Coachwork, Park Road, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7AD United Kingdom.
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