1998 - Volume #22, Issue #2, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Big Mailbox For Moving Hogs
I cut a 150-gal stock watering tank in half and stood it on end so it formed two separate arches. I lengthened it to 5 ft. with sheet metal and bolted in a wooden floor. I put metal doors made out of the sides of an old oil tank on each end and even added a flag to the side for the fun of it.
It's 2 1/2 ft. tall by 3 ft. wide and accommodates a 220 to 230 lb. or larger slaughter hog nicely. I load it into the pickup - some-times with the hog inside - with the loader on my tractor.
This mailbox hauler also works well for moving boars and sheep.
Out-of-pocket expense was practically nothing because I used scrap materials. (Larry Tucker, 14323 Ill. Rt. 127, Butler, Ill. 62015; ph 217 532-2676)
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