1977 - Volume #1, Issue #5, Page #20[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
King-Size Wagon Built With Truck Components
Called the Truckwagon, it holds 725 bu. with 14 in, extension sides (600 bu. without). Its "super duty" understructure, conservatively rated at 20 tons capacity, features semitrailer type spindles and hubs with bearings running in an oil bath. The oscillating front axle eliminates twisting of the body while traveling over uneven ground. Extremely maneuverable for its size, the Truckwagon steers 60? right or left. It has heavy duty automatic surge brakes on the rear axle.
Dimensions of the box are 161/2 ft. long, 96 in. wide and 103 in. high (117 in. with extensions). Thanks to a new "butterfly valve" bottom dump,
the load can be unloaded at just a trickle or, with the control wide open, a full 725 bu. load will unload in less than a minute.
Other features include: Small, side mounted grain doors for unloading into augers, ladders front and rear, telescoping tongue for easier hookups, 46 by 16 in. aircraft tires, optional center divider and optional rear lights.
Model TW-1 (600 bu.) sells for about $6,450. Model TW-IX (with 14 in, side extension which boost capacity to 725 bu.) sells for right at $6,620. Both models available in red and white, or green and yellow.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Crysteel Mfg., Highway 60 East, Lake Crystal, Minn. 56055 (ph. 507 726-2728).
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