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Turn On Tractor Duals
French farmers have caught on fast to a new hand-cranked clamp-on tractor dual system that requires no tools.
The hand crank attaches to a star-shaped angle iron frame welded to the inside of the wheel on the outer dual. It's got five arms that connect to five small brackets that weld to the inside lip of the tractor-mounted wheel. To mount the dual, you simply position it alongside the tractor wheel and slip the five connecting arms inside the tractor-mounted brackets and then turn the hand crank. The hand crank either extends through the axle opening in the wheel hub or the frame of the crank replaces the wheel hub altogether. It depends on the style of wheel. Many French farmers make use of a cage-type metal wheel as the outer dual.
The manufacturer, Alpas-Molcon, says the wheel clamps can be added to any size or style of wheel. "It's easier to connect these clamps than to line up bolt holes," notes a company representative.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Alpas-Molcon, Delfosse S.A., Marqueglise, 60490 Ressons-sur-Matz, France (ph 16 4 442 54 21).

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #3