Westgate Trailers is excited to offer Chisholm Trail Bale Beds (formerly Cannonball Engineering) and the South Fork dumping flatbeds designed and engineered by C-5 Manufacturing in Kingman, Kansas.
C-5 Manufacturing recently bought out the assets of Cannonball Engineering are fortunate to have access to a trained staff familiar with dump bed units and used to the high standards that the former owners insisted upon. C-5 still has the ultimate bale bed because of its feature-rich design, ruggedly built components, ease of operation and competitive pricing. Westgate Trailers will continue to service and carry parts for all the Old Cannonball customers and we are here for you when you are ready for your new Chisholm Trail Bale Bed!
The Chisholm Trail Bale Bed is a specialty after-market steel bed manufactured to fit pickup trucks, aiding farmers and ranchers in the feeding process of livestock and the transport of large rounds of hay.
Chisholm Trail has a unique dump feature available with all bale beds. This combination bed allowing the operator the ability to have a bale bed and a dump bed in one unit adds considerably to the versatility of the Chisholm Trail bed.
Chisholm Trail Bale Beds also offer a non-dumping version of bale beds that will not only save you money, but will provide you with the most user friendly, most compatible, best quality built bale bed on the market today!
The Chisholm Trail bale bed’s with dump feature expands your capabilities to handle hay and dump materials from the comfort of your cab. There is no other unit on the market like it. Our dump feature permits the same hydraulic system to be used for both arm and dump functions. ** please note in some circumstances you will have two separate hydraulic systems ask for more details**
With our feature-rich bed you gain much more value for your dollar. Arm lift capacity is 2,850 pounds, and bed dump capacity is 6,000 pounds.
The Chisholm Trail bale bed uses two squeeze cylinders, rather than a phasing cylinder, for better squeeze and maneuverability. You can move the arms separately or in tandem for easier bale retrieval when stacked end to end. This also helps loading into a ring feeder, ever if you don’t have a straight shot at it. Lift any size or shape-round, square, wide or narrow. You can haul up to four 4’ rounds side by side with a dual wheel pickup. You can also squeeze a large 4’ x 8’ square bale end to end or from the side. The arm range of 3’6” to 9’6” enables you to grab small or misshapen items, too.
The free-float arm system allows you to unroll hay while maintaining full contact with the ground over rough terrain. This function helps to prevent skips and thick blankets of hay, allowing even distribution of feed and reducing waste.
Our unique locking valve stops arms from creeping out when carrying hay bales, and creeping down on to the pavement. And unlike other units on the market, our design significantly limits truck frame stress.
The Chisholm Trail Bale Bed makes work easier and quicker in so many ways, especially hooking up your gooseneck trailer. Just raise the bed until the landing legs are off the ground, remove blocks, lower the bed and off you go. No more cranking!
C5 Manufacturing is proud to offer a second line of beds, by introducing the South Fork dumping flatbed as of the fall of 2016. Always striving to diversity, the South Fork dumping flatbed is revolutionary as the only dumping flatbed manufactured in the USA for all ¾ and one-ton pickups. Ready to dump and fully tested from the factory in Kingman, KS. All South Fork Dumping flat beds are ready for years of reliable service for customers in the lawn and landscape industries, light construction, agriculture, and nursery, or just about any industry you can think of! We build a dumping flatbed for any ¾ or 1 ton pickup made. Call for pricing and availability today!!