1985 - Volume #9, Issue #4, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Double header carrier narrows for transport
Keys to the innovative trailer designed by Gary Farris, Edson, Kan., are hydraulically-powered cradles, one on each side, on which the headers sit.
To load a header, you set it on the cradle, release it from the combine, then strap it down with nylon straps. After loading the second header on the other side, you simply hit a switch and two 2¢ by 40-in. hydraulic cylinders pivot both cradles until the heads are sitting side by side, guards facing up.
A battery pack powers the hydraulic system. The trailer itself is 35-ft. long and will handle any make of grain header 18 to 30 ft. long. The front axle is equipped with air brakes.
The double header carrier sells for $6,000. Farris will also modify existing double header carriers with hiscradle system. Plans are in the works to adapt the trailer to handle row crop heads.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Farris Mfg., Box 125, Edson, Kan. 67733 (ph 913 899-6234).
Click here to download page story appeared in.
Click here to read entire issue
To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.