2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10, Page #68
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Easy Way To Walk A Dog
Larry Flaharty's dog loves to run but Flaharty has nerve damage in his feet and couldn't get out to walk the dog like he should. Fortunately, he's pretty handy, so he used a few scrap parts to create a "dog walker" for his 4-wheeler.  
  He U-bolted a 4 by 9-in. steel plate to the 4-wheeler's front rack and welded a section of heavy steel pipe to the plate. He slid a piece of curved exhaust pipe into the base, and bolted a piece of 2-in. PVC pipe into the exhaust pipe. He fastens a 15-ft. dog chain to an eyebolt attached through the end of the PVC pipe.
  "The pipe swings freely and is long enough to clear the 4-wheeler at its furthest point," Flaharty says. The chain also clears accessories he has on the back rack, such as a lawn seeder.
  "The boom allows the dog to run around the four-wheeler without getting in contact with it," he says. "This set-up has logged many miles."
  Flaharty uses the exerciser when he wants to give his dog a good run. He generally lets the dog lead.
  "The thing is sturdier than it looks," Flaharty says. It's also easy to lift out the steel pipe when he wants to go for a ride without the dog.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Larry Flaharty, 1236 Lower Hollow Rd., Morrisdale, Penn. 16858 (ph 814 342-1534).

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2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10