1988 - Volume #12, Issue #4, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Go Anywhere Load LifterNew uses are busting out all over for the new "go anywhere" load lifter invented by Minnesota farmer Ardean Hauschild, of Wheaton.
It all started last fall when Ardean went to the hospital for back surgery. Told that he could no longer do any heavy lifting, he turned to his farm shop to develop a lift that would allow him to change heavy tractor duals without straining his bad back. He has since discovered dozens of other uses for his Dual-Help lift, such as lifting barrels and engines, or putting on or taking off tractor cabs. "We can make custom booms for special lifting jobs that require extra long reach or height," says Hauschild who patented his invention and is having it produced commercially.
The lift is on wheels and can be towed to the field, and down the hiway, behind a car, tractor or pickup. For example, if a tractor develops a flat tire in the field, the lift can be taken right to the field to retrieve the tire and transport it to town, or to headquarters, for fixing.
For changing tractor duals, the outer end of the lift boom is equipped with a small wheel which lifts and carries the tractor wheel. The tractor wheel spins on the small wheel, allowing you to easily line up lug bolt holes without lifting a finger.
Hauschild equipped the current model for manual adjustment of the cylinder that controls reach of the boom, and the cylinder controlling lift height. Automatic controls will be offered as an option on production models, which Hauschild hopes to retail for "right at $900."
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ardean Hauschild, Box 115, Rt. 1, Wheaton, Minn. 56296 (ph 612 563-4539).
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