1988 - Volume #12, Issue #1, Page #06[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Skid steer manure scraper"Removing manure buildup under fences was a problem for us until we made this low-profile scraper for our skid-steer loader," says Tom Herbers, of HRC Feedyard near Scott City, Kan. "Large scrapers would miss the manure and leave an ideal place for flies to breed. And pushing manure out from under the fences by hand took a lot of time and manpower.
The problem-solving "pusher," made from 6 in. angle iron, is 6 ft. wide and fits nicely between fence posts spaced 6.5 ft. apart. It's also low enough to clear the bottom fenceline board. A frame was constructed to fit onto the skid-steer loader the same way other attachments mount, says Herbers. "The scraper could be used to push snow, although we don't use it for that.And, with some modifications, it could be attached to the front of a tractor loader."
Contact: Tom Herbers, HRC Feedlot, Box 186, Scott City, Man. 67871 (ph 316 872-5851).
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