1993 - Volume #17, Issue #5, Page #29[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Way to Bring Calves Home
The new two-wheeled cart is equipped with long handles in front and a pair of pair of curved prongs in back. You slide the prongs under the calf and then lower the handles to lift it off the ground.
"I designed it after I developed back problems and could no longer lift a struggling 70 to 100-lb. calf. The calf rests on the carrier in a natural position, and the cow's natural instinct causes her to follow behind. You can pull the cart behind an ATV for long distances. By bracing the handles on a fence rail, you can use the cart as a portable treatment table for vaccine shots, ear tags, etc. By removing four pins, you can slip the prongs out and replace them with a box for use as a utility cart."
Available with pneumatic or solid rubber tires. Sells for about $400.
For more information, contact FARM SHOW Followup, Petty Mfg. Co., Hwy. 96 W., Gladbrook, Iowa 50635 (ph 515 473-3020).
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