1992 - Volume #16, Issue #1, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Pickup load-levelerHeavy loads can cause the rear end of your pickup to sag. The problem can be solved by installing this new load-leveling and stabilizing system, according to manufacturer Brian Boye of EvenLoad, Laurel, Mont.
"Evenload" brackets bolt onto each side of the pickup frame just behind the rear wheels. By loosening a knob on each unit they fold down to come into contact with the leaf spring and shorten their working length. The result is a stiffer spring that eliminates rear end sag and maximizes the load carrying capacity of the pickup.
"It lets you retain an empty vehicle's normal soft ride as originally supplied by the manufacturer, yet it keeps the rear end of the pickup up under heavy loads," says Boye. "Many farmers use their pickup more as a car than as a truck, and that's why today's pickups are built with long springs. How-ever, long springs aren't good for hauling heavy loads. EvenLoad puts most of the weight on the stiffest part of the spring. It transfers weight forward, allowing the steering, braking and headlight aim to operate most efficiently. It also acts as an anti-sway device that results in improved safety and better vehicle handling. When the load is off you simply raise it up out of the way along-side the frame."
EvenLoad is installed by drilling three holes in each frame. A stabilizer bar runs under the frame between the two Even Load units.
Sells for $179.95.
For more information, contact FARM SHOW Followup, Evenload, Box 39, Laurel, Mont. 59044 (ph toll free 800 832-6066 or 406 628-8307).
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