1988 - Volume #12, Issue #2, Page #16[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Stripped-Down Tractor Makes Great Caddy"I only have one main tractor and I got tired of having saddle tanks on all spring, so I built this sprayer using my saddle tanks and an old WC Allis Chalmers," says Richard Reynolds, Redfield, Iowa.
He stripped the WC down to the frame and rear end, reversed the wheels, and then mounted the saddle tanks endways on the frame. "I mounted a fifth wheel hitch on the front of the old tractor frame to carry the weight of the sprayer on the 3-pt. hitch of the pulling tractor. A 6-in. I-beam runs underneath the sprayer frame from the tractor drawbar back to the disk that I pull behind the sprayer. The rear of the I-beam
is carried in a sling that slides back and forth. I had to extend my tractor hitch to reach the I-beam."
The spray boom installs right on the sprayer so that when he unhooks, all Reynolds has to do is unhook the pump and controls and hook up to another implement.
"It seems to work real well with little side draft. I ran my hydraulic lines through tubes made out of 1/2-in. pipe. A big advantage is that the weight of the spray tanks is on the back of the tractor instead of on the front-end. I ended up with about $400 invested in this rig. The biggest expense was the ball hitch," Reynolds told FARM SHOW.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Richard Reynolds, P.O. Box 149, Rt. 2, Redfield, Iowa 50233 (p. 515 833-2229).
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