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 FEEJEE
An All-Purpose
Dump Truck
Feejee—Built by Don W.
Street, a California poultry
rancher, takes its name from
a contraction of the words
Feed and Jeep.
Comparative size of truck is shown by man in seat. Half-body
is used for hauling sacked grain and items not in bulk
ANDY around the poultry
farm, the dairy barn, in the
feedlot and in industrial plants,
this capable midget dump truck
has the capacity for half-ton loads,
weighs 600 lbs. empty and has a
tread width of only 31 in. A 3-hp.
air-cooled engine drives through
two standard automobile transmissions hooked up in tandem,
thus giving a wide variation in
gear ratios for the heavy pulls. A
power-driven hydraulic lift, separate foot brakes on the rear
wheels and a foot accelerator combine to give a degree of control
equal to that of any standard dump
truck. The narrow width lets the
midget through small gates and
feed-bunk alleys and its ability to
turn in its own length gets it
around square corners and into
and out of narrow driveways with
a full load.
Some departures from the design as detailed are possible. A 3
or 5-hp. engine equipped with integral clutch will save building the
spring-loaded clutch arrangement
shown. Where the going is fairly
level and there are no steep grades
to negotiate regularly, a 3-hp. engine driving through a single
transmission will give satisfactory
performance. Two types of side
panels are fitted to the platform
to provide three body types: a half
box, a flat bed and a deep double
With the sides removed the flat bed can be used to haul bulky
articles such as baled hay, lumber or large crates
With box-body half a ton of feed or fertilizer can be hauled.
Hydraulic cylinders hoist the body to the dumping position

 

 

 

 

 

 

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