2012 - Volume #36, Issue #4, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
"Baby Carriage" Bale Hauler
“I use it to haul small square bales to my goats. It was a low-cost way to make a bale cart,” says Friedman.
He started with an old bassinet-style baby carriage with a convertible top that can be slipped up or down. “Some parts had rotted out,” says Friedman. He stripped the carriage down to the frame and metal wheels, and then used 2 by 4-in. welded wire fence to make a basket that he attached to the carriage frame.
“I use it to make 2 trips a day going about 400 ft. from my hay shelter to my goat pens, so over the years I’ve put a lot of miles on it,” says Friedman. “I can’t use it in deep snow. Some day I’ll probably replace the metal wheels with balloon tires, which would make the carriage easier to push.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Michael Friedman, 231 Baker Rd., Shutesbury, Mass. 01072 (ph 413 259-1110; email@example.com).
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