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Roof shade keeps tractor driver cool
An 8-ft. square "roof shade" mounted over his tractor cab keeps Robert Brekke, Neilsville, Minn., cooler during the heat of summer.
Brekke made the shade out of plywood bolted to an angle iron frame that fastens to the cab. He painted the top side of the plywood white to reflect heat.
"It reduces cab temperatures 10 to 15 degrees," says Brekke. "It also keeps the air conditioner from working as hard. The plywood is mounted a few inches above the cab so air can circulate under the plywood and help cool the cab. I mounted roof shades on three of my tractors, including two White 4-150s and a Versatile 850."
Brekke cuts holes in the plywood as needed for air cleaner pipes.
Contact FARM SHOW Followup, Robert Brekke, Box 128, Neilsville, Minn. 56568 (ph 218 946-2715).

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1991 - Volume #15, Issue #4