1989 - Volume #13, Issue #3, Page #10[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Front-Drive Super C Bean Buggy
"We've used this sprayer for several years. It saves set-up time each summer, is economical to operate and frees up a tractor," says Vander Zwaag, who built a frame underneath and on both sides of the tractor to support four seats. The fifth seat is in front of the tractor, where the rider uses a "T' shaped lever to steer the tractor. VanderZwaag unhooked the tractor's steering shaft at the spindle arm and in-stalled a hydraulic cylinder salvaged from a Massey 300 combine. Movement of the "T" lever controls a two-way valve on the cylinder to move the spindle arm left or right.
Vander Zwaag ran 8-in. steel cable from foot pedals in front to the tractor's brake and clutch pedals so he can operate them in a manner. Shifting is controlled by a four-way lever that's connected by square tubing to the tractor's shift lever. Adjustable automobile head rests mounted in front of each seat serve as a hand rest. A plywood shield directs engine heat away from riders closest to the tractor.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Glen Vander Zwaag, RR 1, Hull, Iowa (ph 712 439-1661).
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