2007 - Volume #31, Issue #1, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Hog Feeder Fuels Corn Stove
The 9-ft. high, 5-ft. dia. bin holds up to 85 bu. of corn and still has the hog feeder's easy-to-fill, large top opening. However, Wrosch removed the cast iron bottom part of the feeder and bolted on a metal cone that he had custom built by a local manufacturer. Corn discharges through a 5-in. dia. slide gate. He also painted the feeder with gray primer paint.
He used 2-in. dia. pipe to build four legs as well as a pair of skids. The legs are reinforced by 3/4-in. dia. pipe and are bolted onto the feeder.
"It's a simple, low-cost way to fuel corn burning stoves," says Wrosch. "I dump the corn into 5-gal. buckets to carry into the house. It's big enough to supply 1 1/2 to 2 month's supply for a corn stove. I use an auger wagon to fill it and a stepladder to check the grain level.
"My biggest expense was for the cone, which adds about 5 bu. to the feeder's total capacity. I paid about $200 for it."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Lynn Wrosch, 23625 Neuchatel Road, Onaga, Kansas 66521 (cell ph 785 889-4329).
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