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Handy Brush Hauler Mounts On ATV
Rondle Mathis wanted an easy way to clean up small limbs and sticks on his small acreage near Blairsville, Ga. His tractor was too big to maneuver in wooded areas so he built an attachment for an ATV instead.
    “It’s on the front winch. I can slide the forks under brush, and it lifts 18 in. off the ground,” Mathis says.
    He welded the attachment out of 1-in. angle iron and added hinges to tilt the forks forward to empty the load. A roller on the inside of an I-beam lets him slide the forks up and down. He loops a rope over bulky loads to keep everything in place when transporting.
    The hauler weighs 155 lbs. so Mathis strengthened the ATV’s front suspension springs. The hauler is braced to the ATV at the top and attached to the front bumper. When not in use the forks fold up for storing in a small space.
    Mathis says he spent about $150 to build the hauler, and it has worked well.    
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Rondle Mathis, 441 Foxfire Rd., Blairsville, Ga. 30512 rondle@tds.net).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #1