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Hand-Pulled Calf Sled
I made a hand-pulled calf sled by cutting off the top half off a fuel tank from a wrecked International WD-9 tractor. To make the sled I turned the tank over and cut off the filler cap, then welded a steel plate into the filler spout to make the sled's bottom nice and smooth. (I cut the tank just above the seam so to leave a flat edge on top of the sled). I also welded a pair of steel rods lengthwise along the bottom of the sled to act as runners so it won't slide around from side to side as much. And I welded a clevis hitch onto one end of the tank.
The sled glides over rough ground with ease. I usually tie the calf's legs together with baler twine so it can't jump out of the sled. (Doug Sundlie, Wandering River, Alberta, Canada T0A 3M0 ph 403 771-2151)

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #5