1992 - Volume #16, Issue #5, Page #02[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Drag Made from Old Tires Cattle Panels"It's inexpensive and it works," says Sandy Townsend, Chillicothe, Mo., about the soil conditioning drag he built out of wire cattle panels and old truck tires to pull behind a field cultivator.
"The idea came to me and my father-in-law as a whim one day. We used a 16-ft. cattle panel - available from any farm sup-ply store - and 7 old tires which lay on top of the cattle panel. The horizontal wires on the panel lay towards the ground, which helps break up clods better. Seven 3-ft. pieces of chain attach the panel to the back row of shanks on the cultivator and 7 small pieces of chain hold the tires on the panel. Tires should be positioned towards the rear of the panel.
"The drag takes little power to pull. We use a 730 John Deere to pull the 16-ft. cultivator and the drag. You can make the drag as wide - or as narrow - as you want. Can also be used behind a disk or other tillage equipment," says Townsend.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Sandy A. Townsend, 1405 McVey, Chillicothe, Mo. 64601 (ph 816 646-3851).
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