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Equipment Calibrator Simulates Field Work
New from TAG Mfg., Valpariso, Neb., is a hydraulically-powered device that allows you to accurately calibrate corn planters and other wheel driven equipment right in your farm shop.
You simply set a drive wheel of the planter or other machine on the rollers, which can be set to simulate whatever field speed you select.
The twin rollers on the calibrator are 12 in. long, 4 in. in dia., and spaced 20 in. apart. The rollers, mounted on pillow block roller bearings and powered by an orbit motor, are strong enough to support heavy equipment.
"We haven't tried it, but it's been suggested that you could drive the wheel of a pickup onto the rollers, then equip the wheel with a spiral-type cone splitter for splitting wood," says Gary Hellerich, inventor-manufacturer.
Sells for $354, including the hydraulic orbit motor.
For more details, contact: FARMSHOW Followup, TAG Mfg., Valpariso, Neb. 68605 (ph 402 784-2987).

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1983 - Volume #7, Issue #3