2006 - Volume #30, Issue #4, Page #41[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
4 By 4 Ft. Shed On SkidsA friend of ours, Clyde McCoy of Clyde, Alta., built a 4 by 4-ft. shed on skids that looks similar an outhouse, It allows him to store all of his cattle processing equipment within a couple steps of his squeeze chute. We think it's a great idea and he says it saves him thousands of steps when handling his herd.
The shed is on a 2-in. pipe frame with skids so he can move it when necessary, and has plywood sheeting bolted on. He likes the fact that he can easily pull the shed out to his pasture if he wants to. It has a door and shelves inside for storage, including an 18-in deep "table" that's handy for writing on.
A main feature of the shed is that it also has a 2-ft. swivel-out angle iron arm with a round wooden shelf that rotates for easy access (like a lazy Susan). This is where he sets down the supplies he's currently using for whatever job he's doing at the squeeze... drug bottles, syringes, eartagger, etc.
The arm swings out of the way so you don't have to go around it when you're not using it. He also keeps a fold-up table inside the shed for when he needs extra surface space for tools.
The shed also works well if Clyde has a calf that needs help nursing during inclement weather.
There's no floor in it, so he can clean the floor by moving it a few feet.
(Janis Schole, R.R#1, Pickardville, Alta., Canada T0G 1W0 ph 780 349-3538).
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