2012 - Volume #36, Issue #4, Page #31[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Domed Lid Makes Bulk Seed Box Waterproof, Refillable
“I use several bulk boxes on my farm to handle seed wheat and seed that I use for cover crops. The boxes originally came with flat plastic lids that are difficult to put on and take off,” says Jacob.
He went to Cab’s Fab & Welding, a local welding and fabrication shop, and had them fabricate a waterproof lid that weighs about 50 lbs. It comes with a pair of forklift pockets and is attached to the box with a pair of nylon straps that hook onto the bulk box. The hinged door on top is secured to the lid by a rubber latch.
“I prefer to have the doors hinged but they could also slide open if the user preferred a different design,” says Jacob.
Caleb Becker of Cab’s Fab Welding now makes the lids for sale. “They’re easy to use and watertight. The dome shape adds capacity so more bushels can be added to the boxes,” says Caleb.
Jacobs made a trailer that holds up to 4 bulk boxes at a time. He uses it in the fall to plant wheat that he’ll harvest the following spring, or rye used as a cover crop in corn. He loads up with wheat seed that he stores in bins on his farm, positioning the trailer under the bins’ unloading auger. The lid is built strong enough that he can stand on top of it.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Cab’s Fab Welding, 5200 S. Kansas Rd., Newton, Kan. 67114 (ph 316 283-5050; www.cabfabwelding.com); or Terry Jacob, Sedgwick, Kan. (ph 316 393-7731; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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