1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Slide out bumper hides spare tire under truckWith the "Kennedy Slide Out Bumper," the spare tire's stored under your pickup's bed. To get at it, you just undo two pins and slide the tire out from under the truck--no more crawling under the pickup to get the spare. Plus, you're not using up cargo space by having the spare mounted in the bed, explains Della Higgins, sales manager for Kennedy Bumpers, Inc., Neosho, Mo.
Bolting in place of your old bumper, the Slide Out Bumper fits ¢-ton and larger pickups. To pull out the spare, you loosen the pins on each side of the bumper with the tire lug wrench. The spare, which sits in a steel basket that rides on 1-in. rollers, then slides out from under the truck.
Higgins notes that while the basket is large enough to hold most tires, it can be made larger to hold oversize tires.
For towing, the Slide Out Bumper, made of 6-in. channel iron and 1/8-in. plate steel, has a 10,000 lb. pull weight and a 1,000 lb. load weight.
Bumpers are available constructed of either regular painted steel, stainless steel with a painted steel basket, or all stainless steel.
A painted steel model for a ¢ ton truck sells for $249; a stainless steel model for a ¥ ton truck sells for $319.
For more information, contact FARM SHOW Followup, Kennedy Bumpers, Inc., Rt. 6, Box 246, Neosho, Mo. 64850 (ph 417 451-4462)
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