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4WD, 4-Wheel Steer Bean Buggy
A 4-WD, 4-wheel steer bean buggy equipped with foot control power steering is new from May-Wes Mfg., Gibbon, Minn.
The "Wesley Walker III" is powered by a 23 hp Kohler gas engine and equipped with a large 150-gal. tank or a pair of independent 45-gal. tanks for application of two different chemicals. The 1-man bean buggy can be converted to a 3- or 5-man unit by mounting an optional bean bar right behind the driver's seat.
"We didn't spare any expense in building this high-quality machine," says Mark Bruns, sales representative. "It weighs 600 lbs. more than any other 4-wheel steer bean buggy on the market, and the solid frame makes it rigid so it can take lots of abuse. The foot control power steering is for in-field use, and there's a steering wheel for high speed control on the highway. In the field you steer with your feet and use one hand to operate the forward-reverse lever and the other hand to spray. An aircraft throttle allows fine adjustment of speed by turning a knob. The rear wheels track the front ones and oscillate for rough terrain. An optional drop-down step next to the driver's seat makes it easy to get on and off. Once on, you simply reach down and pull up a chain to pull the step up out of the way."
The tires are 30-in. tall and are equipped with white spoke rims. The 4-in. cushioned seats have padded arm rests. The electric start engine is equipped with a 15-amp alternator that lets you run any type of pump. There's also a 12-gal. gas tank, fresh water supply tank, and a built-in toolbox.
"We'll custom make machines to fit your order," says Bruns, who says the rig can be stretched to 120-in. wide on special order.
The one-seater sells for $12,000.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, May-Wes Mfg. Co., Gibbon, Minn. 55335 (ph 507 834-6695 or 507 834-6572).

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1991 - Volume #15, Issue #1