Cattle Feeder Built From Telephone Poles, Belting
Art Utley of Tulsa, Okla., built this low-cost cattle feeder out of telephone poles covered with used conveyor belting that he bought from Atlas Belting of West Bend, Wis. (see FARM SHOW’S Vol. 39, No. 1).
    “I raise Corriente horned cattle for rodeos. They’re used for professional team roping and bulldogging, and they can really tear feeders up,” says Utley.
    He makes the feeders from old telephone poles, used conveyor belting, and recycled 2 1/2-in. oilfield pipe. Two poles are used per feeder. Utley cuts the pipe into 24-in. long sections, then flattens both ends and bolts one to each end of the feeder and 3 underneath. The belting is then bolted on between the poles to hold feed.
    “I cut the poles anywhere from 30 to 50 ft. long. I end up with a feeder that’s virtually indestructible,” says Utley.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Art Utley, Tulsa, Okla. (ph 918 231-5000; or Atlas Belting, LLC, 2015 Stonebridge Circle, West Bend, Wis. 53095 (ph 262 247-2520;;

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