1982 - Volume #6, Issue #1, Page #16[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Scissor-Powered Manure Spreader
Janmaat is the manufacturer of a fast-growing line of farm equipment that's catching on fast with Ontario farmers. Besides the new spreader, Janmaat builds bean pullers, round bale transporters, gravity wagons, snow blowers and more.
The scissor mechanism on his new-style spreader is powered by just two 18-in. hydraulic cylinders. Folded, the mechanism takes up 48 in. of space above the tongue at the front of the spreader and detaches in one unit for quick servicing. Extended, the scissor stretches the entire length of the 195 cu. ft. spreader, back to the hydraulic-powered unloading beaters.
"This is a prototype design which I plan to test this winter under all conditions," says Janmaat, noting that the spreader features a detachable beater assembly that can be replaced with various attachments, including an auger, dump gate, bunk feeder and more. Built heavy with a tandem axle, Janmaat says it can be used for hauling dirt, rocks, grain, forage and most any other hauling job around the farm. In addition, the spreader box can be mounted on a truck chassis.
Janmaat expects the spreader, slated for commercial production in a few months, to retail for about $9,000.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Luke Janmaat, Luke's Machine Shop, 40 Birch Street, Seaforth, Ontario, Canada (ph 519 527-1080).
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