1991 - Volume #15, Issue #6, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Gooseneck Grain Trailer has Multiple Hoppers
So say the manufacturers of new goose-neck grain trailers with one, two or three separate hoppers designed to let you do the work of a dump-bed grain truck with your existing pickup.
Bob Oberle of Specialty Machine de-signed the trailer because he's had a lot of demand from farmers who wanted a grain trailer they could pull at road speeds. "Most dump-bed grain trucks sit idle 50 weeks out of the year," he notes.
The tandem axle trailer is designed for
road hauling, not in-field work. You can
pull it with a 3/4 or 1-ton pickup. It's fitted
with from 1 to 3 hoppers of 150 or 200 bu.
each. Maximum hauling capacity is 600 bu.
"Farmers like the multiple hoppers because they can haul more than one variety of seed or grain, and when seeding they can carry seed in one hopper and fertilizer in the other," says Oberle's wife and partner, Linda . Having multiple hoppers also gives the trailers a low profile for better roadability, and the trailer can be dumped in less than a minute at the elevator. "The best thing is that it sells for about one-third the cost of a similar capacity dump bed truck," she says.
A 400-bu., 2-hopper trailer sells for $9,750, fitted with electric brakes. It can also be fitted with hydraulic or air brakes. It's got two 12,000-lb. axles and stands just 74 in. high. Double reduction jacks make handling easy.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Specialty Machine & Mfg. Inc., 9th & Patton, P.O. Box 85, Great Bend, Kan. 67530 (ph 316 793-5467).
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