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"Poor man's" Portable Corral
If you haul stock panels around in your pickup or stock trailer, you'll like this "Poor Man's" portable corral that trails be-hind your pickup or tractor and sets up in minutes.
Built by Randy Abrahamson of K's Welding, St. John, N. Dak., it consists of twelve 9 by 5-ft. panels made out of steel pipe and angle iron. The panels are joined together in three separate fold-out sections. The fold-up corral is carried by an axle off an IH combine that's fitted with a tow bar and two 16-in. wheels off an old hay stacker at the back. The front axle and back wheels are fitted with upright pieces of 2 3/8-in. dia. pipe. The corral panels are fitted with pieces of 2 7/8-in. dia. pipe that will slide up and down on the 2 3/8-in. uprights. To transport, simply raise the unit with a small implement jack and lock it into the transport position.
To set up the corral, turn rear wheels to the set-up position and drive forward. Unlock uprights and lower unit to the ground. Swing the second and third wing out and anchor corral with the Panel Pals on the outside. The whole process takes about 10 minutes, he says.
Abrahamson, who built the corral last spring, hauls it from place to place behind his Ford F250 pickup. It's so lightweight it could also be pulled behind an ATV, he adds. Out-of-pocket expense was about $300. He'll make plans available if there's interest. Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Randy Abrahamson, K's Welding, HCR 2, Box 23A, St. John, N. Dak. 58369.

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1997 - Volume #21, Issue #4