1984 - Volume #8, Issue #3, Page #07[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Handy Wire Winder
The fence roller clamps to the grill guard on his pickup and consists of an old car starter motor connected to a large drive pulley by a V-belt. Wire spools mount on the center of the pulley.
The starter motor is connected to the truck battery and to a 10-ft. cord with a switch control. To roll up shorter stretches of wire, the operator simply parks the pickup and stands about 10 ft. in front of the pickup, guiding the wire onto the spool with one hand and controlling the wire winder with the other. For long stretches, the operator can drive the pickup, controlling the winder with the control from the cab and zig-zagging slightly as he drives to evenly wind the wire onto the spool.
Contact: LaVern Sunderman, Rt. 3, Box 234, Clarinda, Iowa 51632.
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