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“Plow” Installs Invisible Fence
Nick Werth of Bowman, N. Dak., says the simple plow he built to mount on his garden tractor makes it easy to install underground dog fence wiring.
He got the idea when a friend had to install a fence for his dog and planned to do it by hand.
The plow was made of 3/16-in. steel plate and is similar to a trencher used for laying communications cable, just on a smaller scale. It mounts directly onto his Deere 318 lawn tractor. He made a flat blade that welds to a piece of channel iron that bolts to the bottom of the tractor hitch. “A small piece of pipe that curves slightly at the bottom is welded to the back of the blade,” says Werth. “The wire goes through the pipe into the 3 to 4-in. deep trench as the tractor moves forward.” Werth hangs a spool of wire on back of the tractor.
     “I’d like to add hydraulics for raising and lowering the blade,” says Werth. “With the current design I drive the lawn tractor onto a pair of wooden ramps to mount or dismount the plow. Once it’s in the ground, it’s in, and there is no raising or lowering the blade. It rips right through tree roots, so at least I don’t need to raise or lower it for those types of obstructions.”
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Nick Werth, P.O. Box 352, Bowman, N. Dak. 58623 (ph 701 440-9920).

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2017 - Volume #41, Issue #4