1977 - Volume #1, Issue #3, Page #08[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Gooseneck Hauls Both Machinery,Grain
Called the "Roll On" Dump/Tilt Trailer, it does exactly that - dumps a full 45? for unloading grain and other bulk materials, and tilts at a gently-sloping angle for easy, drive-on loading or unloading of machinery and equipment. It's lengthy (20 ft.) and lets a 3/4 or 1 ton pickup pull a 10-ton payload "with remarkable ease", Jerry Giesbrecht, president of Denair Mfg., Turlock, Calif., told FARM SHOW.
Key to the firm's versatile new gooseneck is an exclusive movable undercarriage. It allows the driver to put the trailer bed in any one of 4 different tilt positions, and the tandem axle wheels in any one of 3 transport hauling position.
4 tilt positions: For unloading grain, the trailer almost "stands on its tail" to tilt a full 45? to dump grain into a pit or low-profile hopper. When raised to a full 45?, there is about 6 in. of clearance between the ground and the tail of the trailer. Three other tilt positions, depending on position of the movable tandem axles underneath, allow the trailer bed to be tilted at a gentle slope for easy loading or unloading of machinery and equipment right from the ground.
3 transport hauling positions: Thanks to the exclusive moveable undercarriage, the driver can put the tandem axles wheels in any one of 3 positions under the bed - full forward, middle or rear position. If, for example, he wants to distribute the load so maximum weight is on the hitch, he puts the transport wheels as far back as possible in the "rear" position. If he wants less weight on the tongue, he moves the transport wheels forward to the "middle" or "full forward" position. He positions the wheels in a matter of seconds simply by pulling two pins and backing up or going forward until the spring-loaded pins slip into the next notch. Position of the transport wheels (forward, middle or rear) alters slope of the bed for loading machinery and equipment.
The Dump/Tilt trailer sells for $8,750 FOB the factory, including the necessary hydraulics and controls, and the flatbed (box for grain and bulk materials is optional). It's equipped with a universal action hitch designed for stress-free action and safe towing, and adjustable to accommodate various bed heights of towing vehicles.
Deanair Mfg. also offers a gooseneck "Roll On" Tilt/Flatbed Trailer in 24 to 34 ft. lengths. It has the same movable undercarriage and is similar to the Dump/Tilt Trailer except that it doesn't dump at a 45? angle for hauling grain and other bulk materials.
For more information on both types of new gooseneck trailers, contact: Denair Mfg., 789 South Center St., Turlock, Ca. 95380 (ph. 209 632-9921).
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