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Modified wagon makes nifty calf feed bin
An old auger wagon, with a modified spout and feed delivery control lever, makes an inexpensive calf feed bin for David and Melvin Danzinger, Alma, Wis.
The Danzingers use the calf feed bin in their calf barn. "We bought the wagon at an auction years ago and it finally wore out," says David. "It holds two tons of feed and makes calf feeding a quick, easy job. Works a lot better than piling feed in a stack like we did before."
To convert the auger wagon, the Danzingers removed its wheels and front swivel feed delivery spout, then built a 1 1/2 ft. spout straight out from the auger. On the other end of the wagon, they mounted a 1/ 2 hp motor, wiring it to a lever positioned next to the spout. Pulling on the lever activates the auger, which pours feed into 5 gal. pails held below the spout.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, D.S. Farms, Rt.1, Box 147, Alma, Wis. 54610 (ph 608 685-3628).


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1988 - Volume #12, Issue #4