$100 Ideas - November 2019

02:06PM Nov 25, 2019
$100 Ideas - November 2019
$100 Ideas - November 2019
( Illustrations: Bob Cunningham )

Stay Organized With This Chain Rack

This chain rack was made from scrap metal found around the farm. The legs are twisted pivot line, the top frame is a broken tine bar from a rake and the bars holding the chains are tines from a broken wheel line. I welded the frame and inserted the tine pieces through the bar so that half are on one side and half are on the other.

Mark Flegel, Prineville, Ore.

Funnel Guides Straw Down The Tub

Loading the straw chopper with loose straw chaff from the hay barn always created a big mess until we made a funnel for the straw chopper. First, we cut down plastic boards and screwed them together. Next, we placed them in a round, welded frame screwed to the tub. Now the straw easily slides down the tub.

Kari Middendorf, Sauk Centre, Minn.

$200 Double Your Money Winner: Caddy Frees Up Shop Space

To free up space in my shop, I built a tank and dual caddy. I started with old running gear and fabricated brackets from scrap iron to hold the tanks, duals and axle extensions. I use a shop crane to lift each piece onto the caddy, so I can roll them into a smaller shed for storage. Gary has a cow/calf herd and raises corn, soybeans, alfalfa and winter rye. It’s a family operation where each member has a significant role on the farm.

Gary Schutte, Castalia, Iowa