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Ball Bearing 5th Wheel
New from Westran is a "ball bearing fifth wheel" designed to take the swing, sway, and stress out of heavily-loaded four-wheel farm trailers.
The Westran fifth wheel turntable is made of two machined rings separated by ball bearings for maximum load carrying capacity and minimum friction. It's available in diameters from 15 3/4 to 41 3/8 in. for axial loads ranging from 1,660 to 34,000 lbs. A key advantage of this new concept in trailer steering design is improved tire wear, resulting from better trailability, particularly at road speeds, and its ability to absorb the stress and strain of heavy loads. This latter feature makes it particularly adaptable to trailers being loaded with large fertilizer tanks and pulled in the field where the going is rough and rugged.
The ball bearing fifth wheel is available factory-installed on a limited selection of farm trailers, or it can be purchased separately for do-it-yourself installation on most four wheel drive trailers. Prices start at about $100 for turntables for smaller trailers.
For more details, call or write: FARM SHOW Followup, Westran Corp., Austin Products Division, 1148 West Western Ave., Muskegon, Mich. 49443. (ph. 616 722-7251).

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