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Used Highway Trucks Make Low-Cost Grain Haulers
Jerry Stasukinas, Springfield, Ill., figures he "saved a bundle" when he purchased two used state highway trucks and, with simple modifications, converted them to low-cost grain haulers.
"The trucks are a natural for hauling grain," says Stasukinas. "All we had to do was build up the sideboards, including that part over the cab. The trucks have plenty of power for pulling in spongy fields.
"Their orange color doesn't hurt anything, either. We haul from field to elevator. Since motorists are accustomed to observing caution around orange highway trucks, we feel leaving them orange contributes to safer operation."
Stasukinas says the truck will haul about 300 bu. of corn when fully loaded. Their characteristic wide tailgate, with smaller center dump, works well, without modification, for unloading grain.

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1986 - Volume #10, Issue #3