2016 - Volume #40, Issue #2, Page #39[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Chemical Shuttle Cages Hold Steel
His storage rack measures 24 ft. long and consists of 3 sets of double-stacked shuttle cages spaced 4 ft. apart. The upper and lower cages are held together by big metal bands and hose clamps.
The cages are made of lightweight 16-ga., 3/4-in. O.D. galvanized tubing and have openings that measure either 8 in. sq. or 6 by 8 in. “I made sure to pick cages with matching holes so the steel pieces will go all the way through them,” says Lehman. “The longest pieces I use are 24 ft. long.
“It really works good. I have 6 kids at home and when I saw the economic downturn in agriculture coming, I knew I would need extra income. So I decided to start my welding business.”
According to Lehman, shuttle cages are made of lightweight material but they’ll hold a lot of weight as long as the cage stays level. “If you set the cages on a floor that isn’t completely flat they’ll collapse under the weight of whatever is in them,” notes Lehman.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, David Lehman, 114 Glick, Tribune, Kansas 67879 (ph 620 376-8562; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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