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He Uses Motorcycle To Do Farm Chores
Instead of using a tractor or pickup, Steve Hassett prefers to start up his Triumph Tiger motorcycle for light hauling chores when he helps out at the Manatawna 4-H club farm in Philadelphia, where his step-daughter is a member.
    He built a mini “truck” bed out of a 20- by 20-in. piece of 3/4-in. plywood drilled with holes large enough to secure it over the motorcycle’s side cases with an anchor strap. He tightens down the anchor strap with four more motorcycle straps connected to the back handle of the seat and the side bags bar. Hassett also uses orange Paracord to secure the bed.
    “It helps to have side cases to give better stability, but you could always make two platforms to simulate side cases for any motorcycle. It easily carries a bale of hay or straw or packaged wood shavings,” he says.
    Running a little extra feed or bedding out to a pen or pasture with his motorcycle is fast and economical. He is able to ride it most of the year – as long as weather conditions allow.
    Besides getting the job done, using a motorcycle for chores has a “cool” factor for the 4-H club members he works with.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Steve Hassett, P.O. Box 41051, Philadelphia, Penn. 19127 (ph 757 576-4007; shasse01@gmail.com).

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2016 - Volume #40, Issue #2