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Push Mower Converted To Handy Feed Cart
“It’s nothing fancy or complicated, but it lets us feed our show calves without making as many trips,” says Billy Meier, Poteau, Okla, who used an old push mower to make a handy “feed bucket carrier”. It holds up to three 5-gal. buckets.    
    He stripped the engine and removed the blades from the deck. He used 1 by 2-in. tubing to make a frame that looks like a short ladder tilted backward. The buckets set between the ladder’s side rails, with the bottom bucket resting on the deck and the other 2 on rungs. The side rails are welded to a pair of steel plates that bolt to the deck using existing engine mounting holes. A pair of angled metal braces on back provide support.
    “I built it for my wife, who uses it to feed our show calves in outdoor feed pens with 4-ft. wide alleys,” says Meier. “It’s balanced good, but just to be safe she keeps the heaviest buckets at the bottom so the cart doesn’t get top heavy. The mower’s big rear wheels help keep it going right through mud. I used the mower’s adjustable wheels to jack up the deck as high as it would go.”
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Billy Meier, 31254 Fairview Drive, Poteau, Okla. 74953 (ph 918 647-3591; showing@windstream.net).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #4