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Calf Sled Modification
Calves were jumping out of our calf sled as we moved them. To solve the problem I cut out the back of the sled to slide the calf in, then mounted a pipe toward the front. It lets us rope the calf’s back legs and slide the animal in until its butt hits the pipe and the sled pulls along. I also added an open-eye bolt in the center of the pipe so we can drop the rope over it and pull the sled empty.
  I drilled two 1/4-in. dia. holes on the pipe, one on the outside sled wall and one on the inside, and then inserted bolts in them to keep the pipe in place. The outside bolt rolls up against the sled’s overhang so the pipe won’t turn. (John Mehlhoff, jbmehl90@gmail.com)

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2013 - Volume #37, Issue #3