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"Tire Fencing" Made From Big Tires
Old earth-moving tires can be used to make low-cost fences, corrals, and windbreaks that stand about 8 ft. high, say Roger and Lauri Wenzel of Mitchell, S. Dak.
They use tires that are 10, 11, or 12 ft. in diameter. They cut each tire in half length-wise, then use a backhoe to dig a trench that's 18 in. wide and 3 ft. deep. A front-end loader is used to lower each piece into the trench in two rows, with the tires placed back to back and overlapping each other. Then 6-in. lag bolts, two per tire, are used to fasten the tires together. Soil is then backfilled into the trench.
"Tire fencing is easy to set up and relatively low cost," says Roger. "They work great as windbreaks in areas where there are few trees."
The Wenzels have a good supply of tire rings on hand and sell them for $10 apiece plus shipping. A semi load of 27 tire rings will cover about 150 linear ft. of fence.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Roger Wenzel, 40425 252nd St., Mitchell, S. Dak. 57301 (ph 800 657-8085 or 605 996-5423).

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #5