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Salt And Mineral Feeder/Duster
This salt and mineral feeder/duster is really popular in our neck of the woods. The $313 "Dustacator" mounts on a tripod base and is equipped with a 50-lb. rubber tub for loose mineral and a four salt block holder under the dust skirt. It's made by Mann Made Products Inc., 208 West Main, Waterville, Kan. 66548 (ph 785 363-2250).
  A few of my neighbors have complained about one problem, however. When cattle stick their heads up underneath the skirt to lick salt, the feeders can be easily tipped over.
  To solve the problem, I simply weld a 25 to 26-ft. length of 1-in. dia. shop-rolled pipe onto the legs all the way around the bottom. This way cattle cannot turn them over because the ring hits them in the belly.
  I do the modification for $80 plus the cost of the pipe. Works like a charm. (Don Moss, R.R.1, Box 27, Tallula, Ill. 62688; ph 217 634-4158)

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1999 - Volume #23, Issue #4