1978 - Volume #2, Issue #5, Page #06[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Way To Mount Herbicide Tanks
"Fast hook-up is just one of the advantages of the mounted carriage," says inventor, Jim Henning, Hennepin, Ill. "It also gives greater capacity for carrying herbicides, and it puts less weight on the tractor. You don't break axles and bearings from carrying all that extra weight."
The front-mounted carriage is equipped with a set of single or dual wheels, depending on weight of the tanks to be carried. It can be built for one or two tanks, but two-tank models are the most popular. They do not interfere with driving or vision.
"Two 300-gal. tanks give good capacity for most farmers, but we make a carraige for two 400-gal. tanks and our - largest capacity is two 500's," says Henning.
The units, which are custom built by Henry Welding, in Henry, Ill., can be fitted to 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive tractors. The largest 1000-gal. capacity unit (two 500 gal. tanks) built for Steiger tractors weighs 1,200 lbs. (without the tanks).
The tank mounts have been used mainly for herbicides, but can also be used for applying liquid fertilizer and insecticide spraying.
"I've been using this carriage with an 800-gal. capacity tank on a twowheel drive tractor for five years, and have encountered no problems," Henning told FARM SHOW.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jim Henning, Route 1, Hennepin, Ill., 61327(ph 815 339-2688).
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