Sampling Of Stories Featured in the Current Issue of FARM SHOW Magazine:
Gravity-Powered Dump Trailer
No hydraulics are needed to tip Mark Yax’s 4,000-lb. dump trailer. All he has to do is pull a rope from his tractor seat to release the half-cubic yard load. Once it’s empty, the hopper usually swings back into the locked position. If not, a second rope pulls it into place.
“I can ...[more]
Food Producing Barn Built From 14 Shipping Containers
Nico March says he became interested in shipping containers more than 25 years ago in San Diego when he observed the many ways the military was configuring them into movable command centers, bathrooms, kitchens, and more. The idea of creative uses for shipping containers kept rattling around...[more]
Timber Trailer Makes Steep Terrain Manageable
Arwel Davies, known as @thefabricatingfarmer on Instagram, has built a lightweight trailer for transporting bulky fencing tools across steep or boggy terrain.
“We have a lot of fencing that needed to be done on the farm, and the next place we were going was at the...[more]
Foot-Powered Chainsaw Starter
Harlen Grovom of Park River, N.D., has built a chainsaw starter that he can operate with his foot. At 91, he needed to modify his equipment to match his capabilities. “My elbows hurt after two pulls. Now, I use my leg and feet to start it,” he says.
The starter us...[more]
FFA Students Tackle F20 Restoration
Charlie Bortner of McCook, Neb., may only be a teenager, but he has already racked up an impressive portfolio of tractor restoration projects. An active member of FFA and 4-H, Bortner has been collecting antique tractors since 2019 when he inherited two International Super MTAs from his great-grea...[more]
He Built A Round Barn To Honor His Grandfather
Lyle Bernau’s grandfather built a large round barn on his Whittemore, Iowa, farm in 1914 that was a useful structure until it burned in 1982. Bernau decided to honor his grandfather and mark the 100th anniversary of that round barn project by building his own circular-shaped barn in 2014. It...[more]