1986 - Volume #10, Issue #4, Page #21[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Kit Converts 3-Wheel Sprayers to Row Crop
By being able to cover row crops, custom applicators get the speed and capacity of the big 3-wheeler rig and make use of machine that normally wouldn't be used in row crops, points out Rothrock.
The complete narrow wheel conversion kit consists of the 1800 by 25 rear tires and wheel, the front axle assembly with bearings along with the two front wheels and 15.5 by 25 tires. Installation of the front wheels involves removing the old axle by taking out the 4 bolts on each side and replacing it with the 3-in. axle assembly, then adding the narrow wheels and tires. The rear wheels mount in place of the existing flotation tires.
The two front tires are just as stable as having the flotation tire on, says Rothrock, adding that having two tires, instead of one narrow tire on the front, reduces soil compaction. Ground clearance under the front axle is 23-in.
McCord also makes narrow wheels for floater and semi-floater trucks. A kit that'll modify most late model 3-wheeler sprayers sells for $5,846. Kits are available for older rigs.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, McCord Terra Tire Sales & Service, P.O. Box 743, Monticello, Ind. 47960 (ph toll free 800 348-2396; in Ind. 800 552-2921).
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