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Slick New Way To Fold Equipment For Transport
A Swedish firm specializing in land rollers has engineered an interesting new "X" configuration for folding wide equipment for transport.
In field position, the two sections cover an operating width of 13.5 ft. For transport, they fold and raise at the center. The folded vertical sections criss-cross, reducing total transport width to right at 7.5 ft. "Its low center of gravity makes our new X-Roller safe and easy to transport," notes Bengt Olsson, co-developer of the concept. "We plan to adapt it to a wider 20 ft. roller."
A single-acting hydraulic cylinder (4 by 24 in.) controls the fold-up action "on the go" right from the tractor seat. Hitching can be to the lower links of a 3 pt., or to a standard drawbar. The rollers, made of 76 rings (18 in. in dia.), have a total weight of 3,100 lbs. which is spread over the full width.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ranflo Forsaljnings AB, Box 47, Kvanum, Sweden 5-535 00 (ph 46 512 929 40).

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #1