2021 - Volume #45, Issue #3, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Tractor “Rack” Saves Space
Each tractor sits on 12 in. I-beams. He cut notches in the beams and welded in 2 by 6-in. square tubing to fit the forks on his 5,000-lb. forklift to place and move the tractors.
Suurdt estimates the tractors to weigh between 4,000 and 5,000 lbs. each depending on the model. “The bottom one is the heavy one. I had to put a cement counterweight on my forklift for balance. It’s a lot for the forklift but that tractor is only 16 in. off the ground.”
Some of the I-beams came from a carport that was torn down at a local church. “I had to buy more, and the square tubing. In the end, I would guess I have $2,000 in it,” says Suurdt.
The project was completed on Saturdays over a month.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gerald Suurdt, 255 Huffman Road, RR3, Frankford, Ontario Canada K0K 2C0 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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