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Tire Windbreak
Huge 10-ft. dia. tires salvaged from strip mining coal trucks make a good windbreak on the George Sinnott farm near Pincher Creek, Alberta.
The 1/4-mile tire fence stops snow alongside a dugout pond that provides water for cattle. Boards fastened across the center of the tires help break the wind.
The 106 used tires, which weigh between 5,000 and 6,000 lbs. each, were set into a backhoed trench with a forklift and tractor loader. Sinnott bought the tires from strip mining operations in southeast British Columbia for about $20 apiece.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, George Sinnott, Sinnott Farm Services Ltd., P.O. Box 426, Pincher Creek, Alberta T0K 1W0 (ph 403 627-2001).

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