2009 - Volume #33, Issue #1, Page #37[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Rolling Oil Pan Made From Barrel
He started out by cutting the center out of the top of a 55-gal. barrel, leaving a 1 1/2-in. lip on which he screwed down a 1/4-in. crusher screen.
"I cut down 1 1/2 in. from the top of the barrel and removed it. Then I cut the barrel 8 in. up from the bottom lip," says Snider. "Next, I forced the top ring that I had removed, over the bottom 8-in. barrel and welded it on. A valve on the side of the pan drains out the oil. To completely empty the barrel, I welded the bung from the top of the barrel to the bottom. Then I made plates and gussets to which I attached small wheels."
The lid came off a Stoody welding wire tub. A fold-down handle makes it easy to tow around.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mark Snider, 210 Reed St., Cle Elum, Wash. 98922 (ph 509 674-8051).
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