1987 - Volume #11, Issue #5, Page #07[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
No Drip Cattle Oiler"We got tired of cattle oilers that constantly drip onto the ground," says Len Digney, Raymore, Sask., who built his own "no drip" cattle oiler that supplies oil to the oiler rope on demand.
Digney's oiler consists of a 3 to 4 gal. triangular tank hinge-mounted atop a post at a declining angle. The upper end of the tank fastens to the oiler rope coming up from a ground anchor. When cattle rub on the rope, the tank tips up to drip oil onto the upper end of the rope. Once the animal stops rubbing, the tank settles back down, cutting off the flow of oil.
"Because there's no positive pressure of oil on the rope, oil doesn't drip when the oiler's not in use," says Digney, who makes the oiler rope from about 300 individual baler twines.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Leonard Digney, Box 53, Raymore, Sask. S0A 3J0 Canada (ph 306 746-2013).
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