Sampling Of Stories Featured in the Current Issue of FARM SHOW Magazine:
Narrow Seed Wheel Stays Cleaner
Less than 1/2 in. wide, DuraLok Seed Firming Wheels from Exapta Solutions fit seed furrows. As a result, the narrow wheels do a better job of firming up seed-to-soil contact.
“It took a lot of trial and error on our part to get the design right,” says ...[more]
Club Car Rebuilt Using Old Signs
Minnesota handyman Wayne Pelland says, “Just about everyone I knew told me I couldn’t rebuild the old Club Car I got from the local paper mill into a usable vehicle, but after a couple of years of cutting, bending, and configuring old road signs into metal panels, I came up with ...[more]
Sculptor Turns Scrap Metal Into Realistic Art
When Brian Mock started sculpting in the 90’s, he used scrap materials to practice because it was cheap or free.
“But I quickly learned that it was actually an interesting and striking medium,” says the Oregon artist, who’s known internationally and ha...[more]
Hydraulic Nutcracker Gets Job Done
Tired of bruised fingers cracking black walnuts with a hammer, John Martin found a gentler way. He built a hydraulic nutcracker using scrap steel, wood, and a hydraulic jack from Harbor Freight.
“I love black walnuts, but the shells are...[more]
Chicken Tractor Fitted With Sliding Fence
With 2,800 laying hens on pasture, Michael Gutschenritter had better things to do with his time than moving electric fence. His HenPen sliding fence saves time and energy. Best of all, it leaves more time to spend with his growing family and for other work on the family’s Three Brothers Farm. In a...[more]
Made-It-Myself Compost Mixer
John Krueger believes in repurposing things, so when he needed a concrete mixer, he made one out of a pressure tank. After he built a better mixer for his front-end loader (Vol. 47, No. 5), he repurposed the pressure tank again. Now, his wife uses it to mix compost.