1978 - Volume #2, Issue #6, Page #22[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Hydraulic Trailer Combo Fits Many Farm Jobs
"Farmers who already own one are telling me it's one of the most useful pieces of machinery they own," says Gerald Roose about his new VersaTrailer.
Stripped to the basics, the trailer is a bale mover, capable of handling up to 3 big round bales. "The trailer has a 50 in. hydraulic lift capacity, so you have good clearance for ditches and muddy lots," explains Roose.
You can convert the trailer into a livestock transporter by attaching the optional livestock bed and sides. The transporter's livestock bed is 6 x 16 ft. and comes with 42 in. sides suitable for hogs (16 in. extension available for cattle). Vertical construction of the sides prevents animals from climbing. A sliding gate can be operated from either side for sorting. The alleyway has a "head catch" for hogs. Space between the deck and vertical sides makes for good drainage and easy cleaning.
When the trailer is being used to haul bales, the flatbed livestock transporter is removed and rests above ground on four legs.
Remove six bolts that hold up the transporter's sides and you've got a flatbed trailer than can handle up to 5,000 lbs. for any kind of farm moving job. With the flatbed off, the trailer can handle up to 6,000 lbs. for hauling bales.
"The trailer has only 10 moving parts, with no chains to repair or replace, so there is very little maintenance," says Roose. There are builtin equalizers for level lowering and raising. Recommended hydraulic pressure is 2500 psi. Width over the wheels is 108 in.'
Roose provides an optional hydraulic kit for use with a pickup truck but says the trailer is not built for long distance highway travel.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gerald Roose, Roose Manufacturing Co., PellaKnoxville Rd., RFD. 3, Pella, Iowa 50219 (ph 515 628-2529).
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