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Propane Tank Toolbox
“I used a  10-lb. propane bottle to build a handy toolbox that’s bolted on back of my Deere 946 mower conditioner. It really comes in handy to hold wrenches, ratchets, sockets, grease tubes and a complete set of new knives for the mower. Whatever I need for the machine stays with the machine, and my tractor cab remains uncluttered,” says Branden Janssen, Vega, Alta.
  The toolbox is bolted to metal brackets that U-bolt onto the frame on back of the mower conditioner. It has a hinged door on top.
  Janssen removed the valve from the bottle and cut the stand and top handle off, then used a disc grinder to cut out the door. He used 1/4-in. ID pipe to make a piano-type hinge for the door. A T-handle strap is used to pull the door past center and lock it into place.
  Janssen welded metal pins and pipes inside the bottle to keep each of the items in place. A pair of metal pins with safety clasps are used to hold the disc knives for the mower conditioner, which come in left and right hand versions. To hold the ratchet he cut off an old socket and welded it to the bottle. The grease tube fits inside a short length of pipe that was cut partially open to form a pocket.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Brenden Janssen, P.O. Box 75, Vega, Alta., Canada T04 2H0 (ph 780 674-0033).

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2013 - Volume #37, Issue #6