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Bunk Feeder Built From Combine, Manure Spreader
"It works great and cost only $50 to build," says Terrance Rohr, Dickinson, N. Dak., who built a 60-bu., pto-driven bunk feeder wagon out of a 1950's Super 92 Massey Ferguson combine hopper and a junked-out 1970 New Holland manure spreader chassis.
Rohr shortened the manure spreader chassis to 8 ft. long. He welded a framework made from 4-in. channel iron to the front and rear sides of the hopper and then welded that framework to the chassis. He can mount either of two interchangeable unloading augers on the hopper - a 5-ft. long one for filling cattle feed bunks and a 9-ft. long one for filling the hog feeders he uses to feed sheep. A pto-driven belt drives both augers.
"I built it because I started a 100-head cattle feedlot and needed a way to feed whole corn to my cattle and sheep without a lot of labor," says Rohr. "If I hadn't built my feeder wagon I'd have had to carry grain in by hand or buy a new commercial self-unloading wagon."
The 9-ft. long auger is the combine's original unloading auger. He cut down an auger removed from a similar combine to build the 5-ft. long auger. To switch from one auger to the other he simply loosens four bolts.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Terrance Rohr, Rt. 2, Box 69A, Dickinson, N. Dak. 58601 (ph 701-225-6071).

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1991 - Volume #15, Issue #1