$100 Ideas: Sleeper Cab Conversion

November 12, 2011 10:13 AM
 

100 dollar ideas 3I wasn’t using the sleeper compartment of my semi truck, so I converted the space into storage for everything I need during spraying season. I use the truck to haul my tender trailer, and with the extra space, I can have all of the replacement parts, chemicals, fluids and tools with me at each field.

To separate the compartment from the cab, I attached a sheet of 12-gauge stainless steel across the entire opening. From there, I built shelves attached to the steel sheet. When I was done building the inside, I made steps that attach to the outside of the truck.

Darrell Waldner
Miller, S.D.

 

 

 

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To make spray season run smoothly, Darrell Waldner converted the sleeper unit in his semi truck into storage central for everything he needs in the field. He farms for Millerdale Farms, near Miller, S.D., which raises hogs, chickens, corn, soybeans, sunflowers and winter and spring wheat.

 

 


100 dollar ideas 1Retrofit Monitor

The older combines we run didn’t have grain tank monitors, which often led to operators running grain over the top. We added the same monitor you find on newer models to our combines. In the cab, we installed a light and a buzzer to indicate when the tank is full. It only took a few hours and $100 to save a lot of grain and mess.

Tom Burrer
Elyria, Ohio

 

 

 


100 dollar ideas 2Easy Greaser

When greasing the front U-joints on my mechanical front-wheel-drive tractor, it can be a challenge to point the grease zerk in the correct direction. With the zerk aligned, I attached a paint stick with a red arrow on the rim of the wheel. The arrow points to the perfect alignment and can be seen from the tractor cab.

John Haas Jr.
Rock Falls, Ill.

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