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$100 Ideas

January 10, 2009
 
 

Easy Cleanup

After ice storms, I rely on my utility tractor with a specially designed fork to clean up downed tree limbs. The unit fits inside my front-end loader bucket and is made from scrap iron. The two prongs are made of 30" lengths of 1½" pipe cut and caped to points. To keep limbs from falling on the tractor hood, I created a safety shield with upright 30" lengths of ¾" sucker rod and 10" sections placed at 45º on top of the vertical pieces. I welded a section of 7/8" internal diameter pipe (not shown) to the top of the bucket on each side and the unit to create a "latch." A ¾" hitch pin slips through the pipe sections for quick hookup.

Rick Dauer

Lindsborg, Kan.

 


Handy Glove Dryer

Wet gloves are a common problem around our dairy during the winter, so I made a simple device to dry them. Taking two 6" pieces of 2" PVC pipe, I drilled two holes in one end of each piece. Threading zip ties through the holes, I attached the pipe pieces to the compressor in our milk house. Clothespins glued to the top of the pipe sections secure the gloves in place, and air flows through the gloves and dries them quicker than simply laying them flat.

Devin Middendorf

Sauk Centre, Minn.


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