Converted 40-ft Long Bale Elevator Makes a Nifty Powered Feeder
This converted 40-ft. long bale elevator makes a nifty powered feeder to feed 1,200 head of sheep. I don't have to walk or drive through the sheep with bales of hay. I just back the feeder up to the hay mow and drop hay right onto the feeder. When we need to clean, it pulls out of the way. It's powered by a 1/2-hp. electric motor that drives a Chevrolet auto transmission with three speeds forward and one reverse. I can stop and start the feeder with a remote switch up in the hay mow. The feeder rides on the chassis from an old IH corn binder. I built feed openings on the sides of the elevator. The entire feeder can be raised with a crank as manure piles up around it. (Alfred N. Nelson, W5935 Hwy B, Rio, Wis. 53960 ph 414 992-5305)
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