$100 Ideas: Handy Moveable Vise

January 7, 2017 02:55 AM

$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.



Chain Organizer

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. 

Ronald Hissong
Mercersburg, Pa.


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.

Treg Shidler
Clay City, Ind.

Share your unpublished ideas to join our $100 Ideas Club. The Double Your Money winner receives $200. Other farmers featured receive $100 each. All winners receive a hat. 

To submit your unpublished idea, which must include a description, photo or sketch, address and phone number, write to $100 Ideas, Farm Journal, P.O. Box 1188, Johnston, IA 50131-9421, email $100-Ideas@farmjournal.com or fill out the entry form at www.farmjournal.com/enter_100_ideas. All published material becomes Farm Journal Media property. 





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