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Tractor-Mounted 5th Wheel Pulls Livestock Trailers
Moving livestock trailers around muddy barn yards is no longer a problem for Or-chard, Neb., farmer Jim Zoucha who made a 3-pt. mounted 5th wheel hitch.
"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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1996 - Volume #20, Issue #2