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Illinois Farmer Makes Farm Carts
"We've had tremendous interest because there's nothing like them on the market," says Illinois farmer and manufacturer Howard Spitson who's doing a booming business selling his flatbed utility carts.
He makes three standard designs and also custom-builds to order. The most popular model is a farm/utility cart with a 22 by 47-in. platform with optional sides that fit in stake pockets. The 3-wheel cart carries up to a 350-lb. payload and is built low to the ground to make it easy to load and unload yet has 12-in. non-corrosive, ball bearing-mounted plastic wheels that roll easily across rough ground. "We originally designed it to move small animals, but farmers have come up with all kinds of uses," says Spitson. Sells for $265.
The 3-wheel "construction cart" model has a 24 by 48-in. platform and is fitted with pneumatic tires. It'll handle an 800-lb. load. Spitson says it has also found its way onto many farms. It sells for $315.
He also makes a 2-wheel "nursery cart" that works like a wheelbarrow but is fitted with a handy 24 by 36-in. steel mesh flatbed. Sells for $195.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Renaissance Farm Manufacturing, P.O. Box 216, Harvard, Ill. 60033 (ph 815 943-7758 or 7673).

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1993 - Volume #17, Issue #6