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Hog Feeder Converted Into Portable Feed Hauler
Wilburn Lemons of Wentzville, Mo., made a low-cost portable feed hauler by mounting an old 40-bu. hog feeder on top of a pickup steering axle.
  "I pull it behind my pickup and use it during the summer to haul ground corn out to my calves on pasture," says Lemons. "A slide door at the bottom dumps feed into a 5-gal. bucket which I then dump into bunks. I use it three or four times a week. I already had the hog feeder and I got the axle for free."
   The bin's four steel legs bolt onto a steel frame that mounts above the axle.
  He uses a modified hammer mill to load the feed hauler. He mounted the hammer mill on top of a 250-gal. oil drum laid sideways. A tractor is used to pto-drive the hammer mill. An auger powered by an electric motor loads feed into the mill and another auger, also powered by an electric motor, delivers feed out of the oil drum and into the feed hauler. A hinged door on top of the drum can be opened so that Lemons can scoop feed directly out of the drum, if desired. The entire unit rests on a steel sled, allowing it to be moved out of a shed over to nearby corn cribs.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Wilburn Lemons, 2880 Jackson Road, Wentzville, Mo. 63385 (ph 314 673-2946)

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2000 - Volume #24, Issue #2