All Around the Farm: February 2017



significant-obligation sawhorses  

The sleeves from the shipping and delivery crate for a bean head form the bottom items of these heavy-obligation sawhorses I created. I still left the hooked up loops to use with tie-downs. The prime sections are created from the wings of a area cultivator. I’ve made use of them for setting up a hydraulic push and a log splitter for my skid loader. They are also simple to transfer with a forklift.        

Bobby Huffman | Edina, Missouri

go away it to gutters to hold tiny goods  

I like using strips of aluminum gutters to hold nails, screws, bolts, and other compact sections in my store. Cut to duration, they are simply hung to the wall I have made use of nails to safe them. There are a few more time sections specifically over my workbench. 

Craig Grodman Lehigh Acres, Florida 

Similar work, 50 % the time  

Considering that I operate on a good deal of vehicles in the winter season, my ground gets tracked with mud. I was spending a lot of time cleaning it out with a 6-inch ice scraper. So I took a piece of metal 36 inches very long and 6 inches large and welded it on to my existing scraper at its centre. Now that scraper is as very long as a pair of tires on a semi.  

Joseph Wurtz | Delmont, South Dakota 

store-developed office environment desk  

I did not feel constructing a desk for my mother out of 2½-inch angle iron and 1½-inch flat iron would be really hard. Then I learned that great drawers and sliders consider a ton of time. The angle iron was not normally a ideal 90°, so the desk didn’t want to keep square. I tack-welded most of the joints on the back again. 

Nathan Lehman | Monroe, Indiana 

lifesaving detectors   

My son not too long ago asked me why farmers don’t use hydrogen sulfide (H2S) detectors in close proximity to manure pits. He’s an govt in the design marketplace and suggests the detectors are needed by his corporation if there is even the remotest probability that the gas could be existing (for illustration, near sewage units, oil wells, or coal mines). Amazon has a moveable H2S detector for about $100.  

Jerry Nelson Volga, South Dakota 

if the tackle falls out, it will not go very much

I experienced much more than a person close call when the hopper bottom grain trailer crank manage almost dropped right by way of the dump pit grate. To hold that from ever happening, I simply just slash a tennis ball to suit snugly over that take care of. With the ball on, the crank take care of will not in good shape via the pit grate.      

Chris Geiger | Markle, Indiana

ATV services records   

A lot of men and women use the utility vehicle on my farm, so attempting to maintain company information for it can be frantic and high-priced with no a right agenda. It also sales opportunities to overservice or underservice. To support me continue to keep track, I manufactured a company sheet on my pc and taped it on the inside of of the ATV’s toolbox.   

Jadon Waldner | Mitchell, South Dakota 

detachable planter ramps    

I designed walkways that make filling my Kinze corn and soybean box planters easier. Doing work at that top is nice, particularly when the hopper extensions are on. The sq. box tubing and expanded metallic sections are frame-mounted and uncomplicated to clear away. Hinges at the entrance give greater accessibility for doing work on the device.   

James Nelson | Audubon, Iowa 

enhance traction in a hurry 

This easily mounted bed rack with aspect boards retains the bodyweight in my pickup’s swift-tach fat system. A significant-duty fiberglass barrel stuffed with concrete creates the +500-pound pounds. It will not shift from aspect to facet. A different advantage is the enhancement in the truck’s in general stability when the snow plow is put in.  

George Gunn | Southampton, Massachusetts

ATV cattle guard   

My 4×6-foot cattle guard sits on two railroad ties in the fence line. It is designed from 1½-inch properly pipe spaced at 8 inches. The nicely pipe is welded to 3×3-inch angle iron. Welded to the pipe are 4 ramps (each and every one particular is 10×12 inches) and 5⁄8
-inch rod spaced so the wheels on the ATV can roll on them, which can make for a sleek ride. It’s been in use for perfectly over a calendar year now.   

Roger Johnson | Chandler, Minnesota

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