2016 - Volume #40, Issue #2, Page #03[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Cattle Feeder Built From Telephone Poles, Belting
“I raise Corriente horned cattle for rodeos. They’re used for professional team roping and bulldogging, and they can really tear feeders up,” says Utley.
He makes the feeders from old telephone poles, used conveyor belting, and recycled 2 1/2-in. oilfield pipe. Two poles are used per feeder. Utley cuts the pipe into 24-in. long sections, then flattens both ends and bolts one to each end of the feeder and 3 underneath. The belting is then bolted on between the poles to hold feed.
“I cut the poles anywhere from 30 to 50 ft. long. I end up with a feeder that’s virtually indestructible,” says Utley.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Art Utley, Tulsa, Okla. (ph 918 231-5000; email@example.com) or Atlas Belting, LLC, 2015 Stonebridge Circle, West Bend, Wis. 53095 (ph 262 247-2520; Kevin@atlasbelt.com; www.atlasbelt.com).
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