1991 - Volume #15, Issue #2, Page #11[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Self-Contained Hydraulic Dump Trailer
Nelson cut the truck off behind the cab and built a gooseneck hitch for it. The trick was figuring out how to drive the pto-driven hydraulic lift which had been powered by the truck engine.
To solve the problem, Nelson mounted a small gas engine at the front of the trailer under the gooseneck. The engine belt-drives a pulley mounted on the pto shaft. To dump the trailer, he starts the engine and then pulls a lever that tightens an idler on the belt drive, engaging the pto shaft that drives the hydraulic lift.
Capacity of the self-contained trailer is 250 bu.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Harry Nelson, Rural Route, Dow, Ill. 62022 (ph 618 885-5537).
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