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Conversion Crate For Farm Trucks
"With our new Stock 'N Crate your straight or semi truck becomes a three-in-one vehicle," explains Jim McNamara, inventor. "On long hauls, it helps avoid having to come back empty."
On semi trucks, for example, the 40-ft. long Stock 'N Crate accordian folds to 3 ft., leaving 37 ft. of unobstructed flatbed space. The crate on a 20-ft. straight truck folds to a 12-in. width.
The crate, made of hinged panels is equipped with bottom rollers (4 on each side) which ride on steel rails, one running lengthwise along each side of the truck bed. The rollers are off-center and are turned, with a wrench, into the "up" or "down" position. When "up" they're retracted so the sides of the extended crate rest on the rail, making a grain-tight junction between the truck bed and sides. When the rollers are turned into the "down" position, the crate raises up from the rail about ? inch and the rollers ride the rail for easy folding or unfolding of the collapsible crate.
Cost to equip a 20-ft. straight truck with a Stock 'N Freight Crate is right at $3,800 (U.S.). Farmer, dealer and manufacturer inquiries welcome.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jim McNamara, Stock 'N Freight Crate, RMB 1800, Whorouly, Vict. 3735, Australia (ph 057 271-206).

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #6