1992 - Volume #16, Issue #4, Page #16[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Bird Flusher Keeps Wildlife Safe"We live near a game refuge so we have a lot of game birds and other wildlife in our hay fields. This is an idea I came up with to help save them when mowing," says Mark Kenan, Rippey, Iowa, about the "bird flusher" he mounted on the front of his mowing tractor.
A 2 by 4-in. board bolts across the front of the tractor. It's less than the width of the rear tractor tires. Then he attached a wood 2 by 2 to to the end of the 2 by 4 with two bolts. It extends out the width of the rear-mounted sickle mower. Five plastic milk jugs hang from the 2 by 2, dangling on baling wire. Several ball bearings inside each jug rattle around, making enough noise to make game animals flee the area. Jugs are spaced about 2 ft. apart.
"When going through a gate or down the road, you just remove one of the bolts on the 2 by 2 and fold it up in the air," says Kenan, who says he couldn't fmd any-thing like his flusher on the market.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mark E. Kenan, Rt. 1, Box 107, Rippey, Iowa 50235.
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