An All-PurposeDump Truck
Feejee—Built by Don W.Street, a California poultryrancher, takes its name froma contraction of the wordsFeed and Jeep.
Comparative size of truck is shown by man in seat. Half-bodyis used for hauling sacked grain and items not in bulk
ANDY around the poultryfarm, the dairy barn, in thefeedlot and in industrial plants,this capable midget dump truck has the capacity for half-ton loads,weighs 600 lbs. empty and has atread width of only 31 in. A 3-hp.air-cooled engine drives throughtwo standard automobile trans-missions hooked up in tandem,thus giving a wide variation ingear ratios for the heavy pulls. Apower-driven hydraulic lift, sep-arate foot brakes on the rearwheels and a foot accelerator com-bine to give a degree of controlequal to that of any standard dumptruck. The narrow width lets themidget through small gates andfeed-bunk alleys and its ability toturn in its own length gets itaround square corners and intoand out of narrow driveways witha full load.
Some departures from the de-sign as detailed are possible. A 3or 5-hp. engine equipped with in-tegral clutch will save building thespring-loaded clutch arrangementshown. Where the going is fairlylevel and there are no steep gradesto negotiate regularly, a 3-hp. en-gine driving through a singletransmission will give satisfactoryperformance. Two types of sidepanels are fitted to the platformto 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 bulkyarticles 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