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Portable big bale feeder
"A similar factory-built bale feeder would cost at least $2,500. We spent less than $150 to build our own," says James Anderson, Sulivan, Ill., who put together his own bale feeder with the held of his son Todd.
"We used almost all salvaged material including cow stanchions, channel iron door frames, corn elevator parts, wheels and hubs from an old AC combine, wheels and hubs from a fertilizer spreader, and used pipe and lumber.
"It has slanted feed bars which helps save hay by making it harder for cows to pull their heads out. The front two wheels mount on a castoring hitch so it's easy to pull and maneuver. It holds three big bales. It works great because you can pull it out to where bales are stored to load it and then pull it back into the feedlot for use."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, James H. Anderson, Rt. 1, Box 303, Sullivan, Ill. 61951 (ph 217 728-4673).


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1993 - Volume #17, Issue #1