1996 - Volume #20, Issue #2, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Kit Smoothes Out Tire Tracks Behind Center Pivots
My "Track Wiper" kit consist of a pair of heavy gauge steel, 20-in. dia. disk blades that are plated with zinc chromate which lasts as long as galvanizing. The V-shaped angle of the blades is preset to cover the tracks of any size tire. It's easy to reverse position of the blades when you reverse direction of your center pivot. A cable with adjustment chain attached to the tower allows you to position the blades so they just skim the soil surface behind the tire to smooth out tracks. The kit features self-lubricating bearings so they never require maintenance.
I've been building the "Track Wiper" kit for a year and it's become quite popular in western Kansas. It sells for $240, including blades, connectors, cable, and chain. (Mark Rehme, Rehme Manufacturing, Rt. 1, Box 113A, Elinwood, Kan. 67526; ph 800 324-8032 or 316 564-3289).
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