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"Baby Carriage" Bale Hauler
Bale haulers come in all shapes and sizes but weve never seen one made from a baby carriage, until Michael Friedman sent in a photo of one he made from an old 1950s- style baby carriage.
  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 Ive put a lot of miles on it, says Friedman. I cant use it in deep snow. Some day Ill 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; mfriedman@oit.umass.edu).


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2012 - Volume #36, Issue #4