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Old grinder mixer makes handy portable feed bin

"Old grinder-mixers make handy port-able feed bins for use around the farm," says Floyd Zimmer, Cherokee, Iowa, who removed the hammer-mill, discharge auger and mixing auger from inside the tank of his Owatonna 95 grinder-mixer.
"Arts-Way, International Harvester and Owatonna grinder-mixers all have sliding rear unloading doors that make it easy to fill a basket or bucket for hand feeding animals. I use the modified mixer-bin to store feed for sows, parking it near the yard where the sows are located.
"I first removed the hammermill. That unbalanced the frame so I put a stand at the rear of the frame to hold it level after being unhooked from the tractor. The mixing tank was left bolted in its original position.
"About six bolts hold the mixing auger inside the tank and the gearbox located below the mixing tank and main frame has to be unbolted and removed. Then the mixing auger can be lifted out the top."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Floyd Zimmer, Rt. 3, Box 1 10, Cherokee, Iowa 51012 (ph 712 225-4003).


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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #2