2003 - Volume #27, Issue #2, Page #21[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Manure Spreader Weather Vane
Hanson's "spreader weather vane" stands in his front yard and is clearly visible from a nearby road.
He attached a 4 by 6-ft. plywood blade to the back end of the 12-ft. long spreader and then mounted it on top of a post about 5 ft. off the ground. The spreader rotates on a cast iron spindle and axle, which is bolted vertically to a wooden post buried in the ground. The wooden figure of a person rises above the middle part of the wagon.
"People who see it for the first time get a big kick out of it," says Hanson. "It takes only a slight gust of wind to spin the spreader around so it faces into the wind."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bernard Hanson, 2860 County Rd. 102, Wrenshall, Minn. 55797.
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