1991 - Volume #15, Issue #6, Page #22[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Dual-Wheel Grain Cart
The option includes two sets of new 18.4 R38, 18.4 by 42, or 20.8 by 38 tires mounted on a standard axle. An optional extendable axle is also available. The extendable axle is adjustable from 120 to 144 in. to fit 30 or 36-in. row spacings.
"Tire manufacturers don't produce tires with large enough capacities for some of the company's biggest carts, like the 750-bu. model 772. Dual wheels improve flotation and area big help in solving soil compaction problems," says Jerry Ecklund, company spokesman for Unverferth Mfg., which makes Brent carts. "Adding a second set of tires reduces soil compaction by 20 to 50% depending on the tire size being replaced.
Mother advantage is increased stability, especially when the cart is fully loaded. You may not be able to maneuver as easily, but when you're hauling that much weight, stability is a bigger concern. It also lets ridge-till operators move grain from the field without disturbing the ridges. The 18.4R38 tires are the same size used on rear tractor wheels so you can install used tractor tires on your cart and save money."
The dual wheel option is available on four 72 series cart models with capacities of 475, 550, 630, and 750 bu. Some earlier model Brent carts can also be converted.
The dual wheel option, including tires, sells for about $5,700.
For more information. contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Unverferth Mfg. Co., Inc., Box 357, Kalida, Ohio 45853 (ph toll free 800 322ù6301 or 419 532-3121).
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