1996 - Volume #20, Issue #2, Page #09[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Tractor-Mounted 5th Wheel Pulls Livestock Trailers
"Our pickup is useless when it's really muddy. We use the tractor to get trailers up to the road where we can switch to the pickup," says Zoucha.
He patterned his 5th wheel after a 3-pt. mounted bale mover, except instead of a spear he mounted a ball hitch. He used heavy wall structural steel tubing and rein-forced the stress points.
"It's a simple idea that really saves us a lot of trouble because it keeps us from tearing up our pickup's engine, transmission, rear end, and suspension."
Zoucha's willing to put plans together. Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jim Zoucha, Box 176, Orchard, Neb. 68764 (ph 402 893-4601).
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