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Ice Cream Truck Stores Chemicals
After losing 300 acres of beans because they used a chemical that had frozen and settled out, Eddie and Daniel Romero, Cade, La, decided there had to be a better way to keep their chemicals safe from temperature changes.
So the two men converted an ice cream truck box into a chemical storage chamber. "Other than removing the truck chassis and the unit's refrigeration system," says Eddie, "we didn't have to make any modifications.
"When the temperature outside reaches 100 degrees, the temperature inside the box is in the 60's or 70's. It doesn't normally get real cold here but at freezing the temperature in the box is about 50 degrees. Up north where it gets really cold you might have to put in a light bulb or small heater to keep the temperature up," Eddie reports.
He says you can pick up old ice cream boxes inexpensively at junk yards. He explains that it is important that the box be in good shape with no cracks to let dust, animals or, of course, outside air in.
The Romero's placed the box about 200 ft. away from their buildings to protect against fire.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Eddie Romero, P.O. Box 117, Cade, La. 70519 (ph 318 365-5923).

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1984 - Volume #8, Issue #1