1988 - Volume #12, Issue #1, Page #11[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
No Wear Tire Scraper"These rubber scrapers will outlast steel blades 5 to 1 and they'll do a better job," says inventor Don Mensch, manufacturer of quick-tach scrapers made from big industrial-size rubber tires.
Mensch says his scrapers have several advantages over steel blades. "They're gentler on the concrete so you don't wear it down smooth. Also, the rubber works like a squee-gee to more easily move liquids, and yet the rubber won't rust. Rubber scrapers also vibrate less, which makes them easier on the operator, and you can use them around cows with less chance of causing injury," he says, adding that the resiliency of the rubber scrapers also causes less wear and tear on the tractor or skid-steer loader.
Mensch makes several models - from 6 to 8 1/2 ft. wide - to fit both tractors and skid-steer loaders. Mounts are available to fit tractor buckets (the lip of the bucket simply slips between a pair of mounting plates), tractor 3-pts., and quick-tach 3-pts. When mounted on the rear, the scraper can be positioned to either pull or push and a straight-across scraper bar can be attached along with the curved scraper for cleaning out corners.
"The industrial tires that we use to make these scrapers are built so tough they're virtually impossible to damage or wear out. We've never worn one out so we don't know how long they will last," Mensch told FARM SHOW. Rubber scrapers range in price from $550 to $595.
For more information, contact FARM SHOW Followup, Mensch Manufacturing, 2721 Bauer Road, Jenison, Mich. 49428 (ph 616 669-2816).
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