«Previous    Next»
Loader-Mounted “Disc Trencher”
“I built a skid loader-mounted trenching tool equipped with a big 31-in. dia. ‘blade’. It weighs about 200 lbs. and can cut through sod up to 6 in. deep,” says 84-year-old Bud Vogelzang, Sioux Center, Iowa.
Vogelzang built the trenching tool for his brother, who needed to dig a trench to drain water away from his house. “I bought the blade at a sale several years ago, and it laid in my grove for a long time before I found a use for it. My brother tried using the bucket on his 40 hp. New Holland skid loader to cut down through the sod, but it couldn’t. However, the big disc blade had no problem. It can be hydraulically tilted to change the angle and depth of cut.”
Vogelzang says the disc blade, which probably came off an old disc plow, was mounted on a 2-in. dia. vertical shaft when he found it. He used 4-in. square tubing to weld a quick tach frame together, then bolted and U-clamped the shaft onto it.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bud Vogelzang, 13 1/2 3rd Ave. S.W., Sioux Center, Iowa 51250 (ph 712 441-1037).

  Click here to download page story appeared in.

  Click here to read entire issue

To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.
Order the Issue Containing This Story
2021 - Volume #45, Issue #1