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    Default New Kory Wagon Sized for Compact Tractors

    From time to time in the past several folks have requested information about substantial wagons and trailers for compact tractors. While there are some available, many of us have had concerns about frame strength and durability when these units are used to carry big loads of soil, rocks, wood, etc.

    I have just purchased a new wagon made by Kory Farm Equipment that is a scaled-down version of a full-sized farm wagon they manufacture. (See photos in this and followig posts.) It is rated to carry 3000 pounds and appears to be very well built. The running gear unit was $499 and the steel frame flatbed was $199. They are sold through farm implement dealers, Farm and Fleet, etc.

    The tires are 18.5 x 8.5 - 8 tubless flotation type and the 5 bolt wheels are mounted on tapered roller bearings. The weight of the gear alone is 215 pounds and the weight of the bed frame is 90 pounds.

    The flatbed is 4 feet by 8feet, and I plan to use 3/4 inch treated plywood for the flooring. The sides and end gates will be made from 5/4 x 5 1/2 inch treated deck lumber 3 pieces high for a total height of 16 1/2 inches.

    One unusual aspect of this bed frame is that the stake pockets are welded to the inside of the outer frame tubes. The manufacturer tells me this was done to facilitate shipping in trucks. The end result is that you have to cut holes in the flooring for each of the 16 stakes to pass through. After placing the plywood on the bed you get underneath and mark each stake pocket location with a pencil, remove the plywood, and then cut out the 1 inch x 1 1/2 inch holes with a jigsaw. I had the lumberyard rip the 16 stakes out of a piece of 5/4 inch treated decking.

    Will post some photos of the completed unit when I get it done.

    For those interested the manufacturer is:

    Kory Farm Equipment
    PO Box 349
    Manlius, IL 61236
    Phone 815-445-3711
    FAX 815-445-5141

    Sales Manager is Merle. He is easy to work with for infomation. I don't think they have a Website.


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    Default Re: New Kory Wagon Sized for Compact Tractors

    Closeup of front.

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    Default Re: New Kory Wagon Sized for Compact Tractors

    Rear View

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    Default Re: New Kory Wagon Sized for Compact Tractors

    Hey, that's exactly what I've been looking for! Most of the wagons at the used implement places are too big or too expensive. That unit is pretty dandy looking and the price isn't too bad either. Thanks for the photos [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: New Kory Wagon Sized for Compact Tractors

    Also, Northern Tool has a 4000 lb capacity running gear for $399.

    <font color="blue">4000-Lb. Capacity Utility Wagon
    You add a platform or 'bed' in the length you need! Steel frame adjusts from 8ft. to 10ft.L. Features 20in. x 10in. x 8in. pneumatic flotation tires. Wagon is 6ft. wide. Overall minimum length: 96in. Ships truck freight only. </font>

    or a 2200 pound version on sale for $219

    <font color="blue">2200 LB. Cap Utility Wagon

    * You add a platform or ?bed? in the length you need!
    * Steel frame adjusts from 62 in. to 90 in.L
    * Add a bolt for the 1/2 in. hole at end of the 46 in. steel handle/tongue... and hitch up!
    * Pneumatic tires are 16 in.H x 6.5 in.W
    * Wagon is 48 in.W x 17 in.H. Overall minimum, 66 in. </font>

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    Default Re: New Kory Wagon Sized for Compact Tractors

    I got this wagon gear only from northern. I built a bed for it, and so far, its hauled about 2k lbs of rocks, it will haul 3 loader bucket fulls of mulch, tow it with the quads. I did have to replace the tie-rod ends and when the wagon came, one of the wheels was out of round. Called the manufacturer on the tag on the wagon, (its made in Canada) told them about the wheel, they sent a new one out to me right away. They didnt want the old one back. Only wish is that it had more ground clearance, but bigger tires would do that for it if i REALLY needed it. Overall, pretty darn good running gear, and I must say so myself, cause no-one else will, I did a :dandy" job on the dump bed for it too!

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    Default Re: New Kory Wagon Sized for Compact Tractors

    Let see some pics! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]


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    Default Re: New Kory Wagon Sized for Compact Tractors

    Nice wagon I cant tell by the photo could you please tell me are the rims are 4 bolt pattern or 5.

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    Default Re: New Kory Wagon Sized for Compact Tractors

    There are 5 bolts per wheel. These are actually wheels and tires used on some boat trailers. Even so the wagon is not rated for off-road use.

    JackIL

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    Default Re: New Kory Wagon Sized for Compact Tractors

    Yup, those trailers are cute. I see them parked out in front of the local Fleet Farm. Everything depends on your your equipment and needs. I bought a used set of running gear that could be shortened. For me, an old 3 ton hay wagon bought from a implement dealer for $100 hauls everything from wood to rocks to dirt. Bald tires and old wood in the deck, it's not pretty. I have to hide it in the woods to avoid complaints from the boss.

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