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Big Capacity Grain Hauler
John Werries, Chapin, Ill., built two large 850 bu. wagons to haul grain from field to storage.
The wagon box is 26 ft. long, 9 ft., 3 in. wide and is made out of 12-ga. metal. The frame was fashioned out of 15-in. I-beam. The front of the wagon mounts like a 5th wheel trailer on an independent steering axle fitted with a 5 1/2 in. dia. ball hitch and a tongue that hitches to a tractor drawbar.
The wagons don't have self-contained brakes, but Werries only uses them on level ground pulled by Deere 4440 and 4240 tractors.
To unload, Werries equipped the wagons with a long auger running the length of each wagon and a short cross auger. Each auger is driven by its own hydraulic motor.
"In operation, I turn the cross auger on first. It will take out 40 to 50% of the load. The long auger has a retractable cover over it to help it get started," ex-plains Werries. He has used both wagons to haul corn as high as 28% moisture with no problem.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, John Werries, Chapin, Ill. 62628 (ph 217 457-2540).

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #6