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 1/2 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).
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