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Tongue Dolly For Folding Implements
"We've wanted to pull a folding drill be-hind our field cultivator for a long time, but we were concerned about breaking or twisting the tongue because of the weight placed on it when transported, particularly across uneven terrain," says Hunter, Okla., farmer Wilferd Toews about a self-leveling "tongue dolly" he and his son, Curtis, built last win-ter.
Built to fit any folding implement with a 6 in. sq. tongue, such as Deere and Great Plains drills without dolly wheels, the tongue dolly is designed to provide support and keep weight distributed evenly.
Attached at the mid-point on the tongue with a bolt-on universal clamp, it features two high flotation 11L by 15-in. tires. They mount on a wheel assembly with hinged arms and castering axles. A 3 1/2-in. hydraulic cylinder on each arm is controlled by a compensating valve to keep pressure even on the tongue as wheels move up or down on rugged terrain. The design allows wheels to travel up and down 12 in. independently.
When not in use, the wheels simply raise up hydraulically and swing out of the way. Sells for $3,650.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, BRAMCO Inc., 513 N. Main, Fairview, Okla. 73737 (ph 405 227-2345; fax 3851).

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1996 - Volume #20, Issue #4