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New Kit Puts Your Tractor On Stilts
You'll be able to do some high-stepping through tall-growing row crops with a new Hi-Boy conversion kit from Winfrey Manufacturing, Plains, Kan.
The kit elevates tractors to about 5 ft. for late season work. For the $3,500 price, Jerry Chandler, of Winfrey Manufacturing, says you get a machine similar to others on the market that sell for thousands more, yet you can always switch your converted tractor back to conventional size.
"To convert back, you simply unbolt the frame and reattach the rear wheels to the hubs and change the spindle on the front tires. It isn't a major project," Chandler notes.
Power is transferred by chain from a sprocket driven by the rear axle to the converted rear wheels. Chandler says there's some power loss but not enough to affect performance of most field chores.
The company has been converting tractors in the 45 hp. range. They say that in the future they plan to ship kits to do-it-yourselfers but, at this time all conversions are done in their Kansas shop.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Winfrey Manufacturing, Gordon Winfrey, Rt. 1, Box 25, Plains, Kan. 67869 (ph 316 563-9204).

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