1995 - Volume #19, Issue #3, Page #32[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Hyudraulic-Powered Pickup Feeder
The Hydra-Feeder is designed for 3/4 ton pickups or bigger. The 1,200-lb. capacity unit is equipped with a 6-in. dia. auger that can deliver cubes, grain, or any other type of feed supplement. The auger is powered by a direct coupled hydraulic drive motor that's powered by a self-contained hydraulic pump and reservoir.
"The hydraulic motor lets you control speed of the auger, unlike augers on other electric-powered feeders that can operate at only one speed," says Todd Rokey, salesman.
The lid can be opened or closed from the ground by grabbing a metal handle. An optional digital rotation counter provides in-cab monitoring of feed delivery rates and quantities. When done feeding, the operator hydraulically reverses the auger from the cab for a few revolutions to pull feed away from the discharge opening and back into the feeder to eliminate waste.
When mounted against the headache rack the unit doesn't interfere with goose-neck towing, toolbox use or bale hauling, handling, or feeding.
Sells for $1,250. Can be used with the company's "Hydra-Bed," which is fitted with bale loading arms. The bale arms can be used to load the new feeder onto the flatbed.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Triple C Mfg., Inc., RR 4, Box 4A, Sabetha, Kan. 66534 (ph 800 530-5624 or 913 284-3674).
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