1990 - Volume #14, Issue #6, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Exhaust powered dump bag now on market
The add-on dump kit makes use of exhaust-powered bags that were first developed for use as portable car jacks. "It's a simple way to turn a pickup into a dump truck. No need for expensive and complicated hydraulics," says Dan Hunski, of Holland Equipment, Ltd.
The heavy nylon canvas bags are fitted with one-way valves that let air in but don't allow it to escape. The bags inflate with as little as 8 psi yet will lift up to 1 1t2 tons.
The bag mounts between two sheets of plywood, one which attaches to the frame of the truck and the other to the underside of the box. A fill hose attached to the bag is fitted with a rubber cup. To dump a load, you just hold the cup over the truck exhaust pipe. The bag fills in less than half a minute to dump the load. To lower the box, you simply open a valve on the hose.
Works on any size truck. Kit sells for $500. An optional hinging system is avail-able to fit most pickups. A small dump trailer fitted with a bag dump is also avail-able.
For more information on the dump bag, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Holland Equipment, Ltd., 20 Phoebe Street, P.O. Box 339, Norwich, Ontario NOJ 1PO Canada (ph 519 863-3414).
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