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Dump Truck Manure Spreader
"My truck liquid-manure spreader is more versatile than a tractor drawn tank and I can make better time on long hauls. Also, it'll get up and down much steeper terrain than a tractor and spreader," says Fred Garber, Lancaster, Penn., who put a manure tank on the back of a truck to build a self-propelled manure spreader that easily converts to a dump truck.
Garber started with a 1971 International F2,000D, 10-wheel, 14-ft., dump truck with five low gears in deep reduction range and a pto for powering the impellor. A local welding firm built a 3,246 gal. tank to set in the truck bed for hauling manure.
Garber than installed a valve and impellor at the rear of the truck. Air cylinders are used to open the valve, open the lid on top of the tank and to latch the lid shut.
The manure spreader truck converts back to a dump truck in 1/2 an hour by removing 3 chains with loadbinders, disconnecting the air lines and slipping the pto shaft off.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Fred Garber, Route 6, Lancaster, Penn. 17603.

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1983 - Volume #7, Issue #4