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ATV-Mounted Feeder Slick, Simple And Safer
After getting knocked down and beat up by a hungry cow, Randy Stull decided to figure out a better way to feed his cows. He built a simple, gravity-fed feeder and mounted it on the back of his ATV. At the request of neighbors and family members, he started building them to sell. The beauty of the device is its simplicity.
"They are easy to mount and will hold up to 200 lbs. of feed," he says. "I make optional mounting kits to fit any ATV or UTV."
A control arm extends toward the driver. Pulling down on it lowers the feed chute and opens the sliding door for the flow of grain, pellets or ground feed. Feed flow is easily regulated by adjusting the sliding door.
The chute is long enough to extend out over a feed bunk or away from the side of the vehicle. Release the handle, and the chute lifts back out of the way, and the flow of feed stops.
The feeder is made from 16-ga., laser cut, galvanized steel. It has an 18 by 36-in. base and stands 24 in. high. A retractable top makes it easy to fill. An extension is available to double capacity for use with UTV's.
The basic 200-lb. model is priced at $395 for use with ATV's, but can run as much as $490 with adapter kits for use with UTV's. The basic UTV friendly 400-lb. model starts at $495. With a handle extender, the feeders can also be installed on trucks.
"The feeder makes it a lot safer than carrying feed into a pen to a feed bunk," says Stull. "The cattle stay more peaceful with less crowding and because the feed gets out quicker."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Stull Feeders, Inc., 11052 Hwy. 392, Harrison, Ark. 72601 (ph 870 437-5743; toll free 800 369-4131; info@stullfeeders.com; www.stullfeeders.com).

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2010 - Volume #34, Issue #2