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Fencing Trailer
A couple of salvaged auto axles and scrap iron were used by Jerry Ibsen, Kearney, Neb., to put together a ptopowered fence-building trailer that speeds up fence building or tearing down.
Ibsen used one axle assembly to make the trailer chassis, fitting it with a cargo box fashioned out of angle iron and plywood to carry fence posts, diggers, insulators and other tools.
The second axle assembly is mounted at the front of the trailer. A hub and brake drum were removed from one side of the axle and a rod extension welded to the end of the axle. Wire spools made of 1 1/ 4-in. pipe and disc blades slip over the rod. A bolt slips through a hole through one end of the spool pipe to lock the spool into place. The hub on the opposite end of the axle is welded so it won't turn.
A splined pto shaft mounts on the input shaft to the drive axle. It's ptodriven by the tractor pulling the trailer. The wire winder is used to wind up wire using the pto and to unwind wire by driving along the fence line and allowing the spool to unwind freely.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jerry Ibsen, Rt. 3, Kearney, Neb. 68847 (ph 308 234-4090).

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #6