$200 Double Your Money Winner: Handy Moveable Vise
Some projects are too big to fit on our shop bench. So, I made a mobile vise stand with a 6" vise bolted to a 3⁄16" metal plate. The stand is made with 3"x3"x28" square tubing welded to a gear from an old irrigation pivot. It’s easy to move around the shop but also stable for large projects.
Benjamin Hoops is a freshman at Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Neb. He farms with his father, Kevin, at K80 Farms, raising corn, soybeans and cattle.
When you need a chain, you can’t waste time looking for it. So, I built a chain organizer from 21⁄2" square tubing and added caster wheels so it’s easy to move. It holds log chains, load binders, cable come-a-longs, crowbars, digging irons, shovels scrapers and other hard-to-store items.
Hinged Hydraulic Hose Holder
It can be difficult to attach a tillage tool to a tractor if there’s hydraulic pressure in the hoses. Because not all tractors can accommodate pressurized hoses, I built a hinged hydraulic hose holder to help. The operator can slide the coupler into the hinged plate, which helps relieve the pressure before connecting the hydraulic hose to the tractor.
Clay City, Ind.
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