1996 - Volume #20, Issue #4, Page #13[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Tire Tread Cattle Guards
"It cost far less to build than a conventional cattle guard and I didn't have to pour any concrete to install it," says Gillmore. "It's made up of about ninety 20-in. tires."
Gillmore cut the tread into 4-in. wide strips and stacked them in layers about 4 in. apart. Then he air-nailed the strips together. He installed the cattle guard in a 12-in. deep hole with a layer of rocks in the bottom to allow water to drain out.
"Each strip is 1 to 1 1/2 in. thick so it took about 10 layers to make it 12 in. deep. One disadvantage is that it weighs well over a ton. My front-end loader had all it could handle to lift it."
Gillmore custom builds tire cattle guards for $300 to $400.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gillmore Tire Recycling, 473 Dubuque Road, Springville, Iowa 52336 (ph 319 854-6903).
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