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Tote Mineral Feeder
Boggs used an old tote and its enclosed plastic “bladder” to make a big outdoor mineral feeder. Using a cordless angle grinder he cut a 2-ft. wide, 14-in. high opening into one side of the tote, cutting through both the tote and bladder. He then made a cover for the opening by cutting several several 6-in. wide flaps out of some tire inner tubes, overlapping them to keep out rain and snow. The flaps are attached to the container with 2 rows of self-tapping screws spaced about 6 in. apart. They hang down well below the opening, but can be raised out of the way and clamped on top of the tote.
A horizontal metal strip screwed on above the opening, and treated wooden strips screwed onto each side of it, protect the edges of the opening. Boggs also attached a 1 3/4-in. dia. horizontal plastic pipe to the bottom of the opening. “I drilled holes into the pipe to correspond with short metal stubs that I left in place as I cut out the opening. The pipe friction fits onto the stubs and extends a few inches outside the opening, which keeps calves from pushing the flaps inside the opening, and letting rain in.
“I can quickly move the tote around by hooking a chain onto it.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Don Boggs, 619 Amberwood Rd., Pickens, S.C. 29671 (ph 864 787-4596; donboggs1937@gmail.com).    

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2020 - Volume #44, Issue #4