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Fold-Down Hayrack
"I have a barn that I have to back into to unload hay. It can be difficult to unload bales around the back of the rack, so I made a hinge for the rack so I can fold it down," says Brett Hundertmark, Bode, Iowa.
  "I got parts from an old bean bar. I cut it in half and bolted the pieces to the stringers on the rack. The wings of the bar became the back rack," Hundertmark explains. A hitch pin in each wing hinge holds the rack upright. Pulling the pins lets the rack down. The 4 by 6-in. bean bar channel beams are strong enough to hold the 6-ft. rack horizontally without additional support. It's strong enough to stand on while unloading.
  With a 22-ft. length when the rack is down, Hundertmark has used the wagon to haul long sheets of tin and telephone poles, and he's lent it to the local elevator to haul augers.
  "And it makes a good workbench for cutting steel," he adds.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Brett Hundertmark, 2119 120th St., Bode, Iowa 50519 (ph 515 379-2702).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #3