1992 - Volume #16, Issue #1, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Trailer Doubles As Grain Wagon, Flatbed"Our new gooseneck trailer combo doubles as a flatbed trailer or gravity box grain wagon, both of which you can pull with your pickup," says Rick Van Hoveln, R & A Trailer Sales, Crescent City, Ill., and J-Rod Trailers, Inc., Red Oak, Texas.
The tandem axle trailer system that has three separate components including the trailer chassis, grain wagon, and flatbed. To remove either the wagon or flatbed you simply jack it up, remove three bolts on each side of the trailer, drop the leg stands, and pull the chassis out from underneath.
"It saves you money because you only have one trailer to maintain, license and insure," says Van Hoveln. "Using a goose-neck wagon to haul grain eliminates the need fora $10,000 to $30,000 truck that can only be used to haul grain. It only takes about 20 min. to change between wagon and flatbed once you get used to it. The flatbed is built with cross members on 12-in. centers so it has plenty of strength for hauling machinery, hay, seed, etc. It can also be equipped with a `dovetail' loading ramp.
"You can buy our trailer and mount an existing center dump wagon box on it to save the cost of a new box. We have wagon boxes available in 290, 365, 400, and 450-bu. capacities. We also offer a removeable hydraulic dump grain wagon that tilts back-ward like a truck box and lets you haul and dump rocks, gravel, etc., as well as grain."
A2,000-gal. water tank can also be adapted to the trailer to use as a nurse tank in the field. A removeable livestock trailer will also be available in the near future.
The trailer can be equipped with either a gooseneck or pintle hookup. It's fitted with electric brakes, but can also be fitted with vacuum-over-hydraulic or air brakes. You can pull it with a 3/4 or 1-ton pickup.
A 20-ft. trailer with 5-ft. dovetail, 400-bu. grain wagon, and flatbed sells for about $11,500.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Rick Van Hoveln, R & A Trailer Sales, Box 269, Rt. 24 West, Crescent City, Ill. 60928 (ph 815 683-2536) orJRod Trailers, Inc., Rt. 4, Box Y, I-35 and Ovilla Road, Red Oak, Texas 75154.
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