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Home-Built "Track Drag "
Morrisville State College in Morrisville, New York, is known for its horse training program. Jim Taylor teaches advanced welding at the college and recently sent FARM SHOW photos of a "track drag" that he and his students put together for the college's horse arena.
  The drag is designed to be pulled by a 4-wheeler or utility vehicle. "It loosens and fluffs the soil to provide better footing for the animals," says Taylor.
  The track drag measures 6 ft. long by 2 ft. deep and is pulled by a chain and clevis. Its frame is made from angle iron, 1/2-in. sq. tubing, and 1/4 by 1-in. flat bar. The front part of the drag is equipped with four 4 1/2-in. long, angled steel spikes made from 1/2-in. sq. tubing and spaced 1 ft. apart. A length of angle iron in the middle is used to grade the soil, and the flat bar on back is used to fluff it up.
  Panel fencing is welded onto the top of the unit where rocks can be added for extra weight. A square metal "bumper" on both front corners keeps the drag from catching on anything.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jim Taylor, P. O. Box 123, Bouckville, N.Y. 13310 (ph 315 527-8262; Taylorjd@Morrisville.edu).

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2008 - Volume #32, Issue #2