$200 Double Your Money Winner: Cradle for Log Splitter
To keep logs from falling off my three-point splitter, I built a sliding cradle using two 3/8"-thick steel plates connected by a strip of angle iron. The cradle is bolted to the ram through two tabs I welded to the ram spacer. Underneath, I bolted two layers of ¼" flat iron (1" wide and 1½" wide) to each side to enable the cradle to slide on the rail. An 18" tail was added to the rail to support the extended cradle.
Keep Antibiotics From Freezing
When vaccinating cattle in cool weather, I tape an activated hand warmer to the bottle of antibiotic and slide an old sock over the bottle to retain the heat. I also do this with my syringes.
Leverage For Hard-To-Reach Bolts
To save time tightening bolts on my loader, I welded 1"x4" flat metal extensions to the bolt heads. Now I only need one wrench because the extensions hit the loader frame, which stop the bolts from turning.
Neal S. McCleary
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