2008 - Volume #32, Issue #6, Page #20[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
End Wheel Drill Cut Down For Feeding Wildlife
They started with a 1960's-era Minneapolis Moline 14-ft. drill that Hill already owned. It was equipped with a single box and with double disc openers and drop tubes. He removed one of the end wheels from the box and then cut the drill in half, then reattached the wheel. He also shortened the hitch by 6 ft. and moved it over so the "half size" drill would pull directly behind the ATV.
"It works great for planting seed plots for deer, quail, and other livestock," says Hill. "We used it last spring for the first time to plant 3 1/2 acres. We mix rye, wheat, and turnip seed together which makes a great food plot mixture. We also used it to plant a couple of big gardens and to plant a cover crop in an orchard to keep the wind from blowing the soil away.
"Andy did all the work and uses his Honda 550 4-WD ATV to pull it. I tried using my Honda 450 4-WD ATV but it didn't have enough power. My brother also uses his 15 hp tractor to pull it it.
"It took only about seven hours to build, and our total cost was less than $100. Our biggest expense was the fancy car paint that we used to repaint the drill."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kenneth Hill, Rt. 1, Box 152A, Erick, Oklahoma 73645 (ph 580 380-1741; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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