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Loader-Mounted Giant Burn Cage
“It has a lot of capacity and can be easily moved to a safe area for burning,” says Marion Schrock, Bellefontaine, Ohio, about the big skid loader-mounted portable burn cage his neighbor built for him.
  The burn cage measures 9 ft. long by 5 ft. 2 in. high by 5 ft. deep and is made entirely from 1 1/8-in. galvanized steel fence panels attached to a 2-in. angle iron frame. The frame is reinforced with rebar at the bottom and is fitted with a pair of steel tubes.
  “It works great to burn trash in large quantities and saves a lot of time and labor. The cage is big enough to hold up to a week’s worth of trash,” says Schrock. “I occasionally use the skid loader’s bucket to keep mashing the boxes down until the cage is full.
  “We operate a bulk food store located close to a busy road and go through a lot of cardboard boxes. In the past, we burned trash in a small burn cage behind the store but flying embers became a hazard. We still keep the new burn cage behind the store, but once it gets full I move it back behind our barn where I set it down on the ground and light it on fire. The next day I use the skid loader’s bucket to tilt the cage and dump the ashes out. I can raise the cage high enough to see under it as I drive.”
  Schrock says the same idea could be used to serve as a big “dump-out” bulk carrier.
  He spent about $1,300 to build the burn cage.
   Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Marion Schrock, 6265 U.S. Hwy. 68 N, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 (ph 937 468-7733).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #3