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Little Wagon Project
February 5, 2019, 4:28 pm
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KMHybrid3

February 5, 2019

I am working on a project. I am replacing my big old style hay wagon, with a small more versatile one. This one will be pulled by horses with one of my forecarts. It is small enough to be able to get into small areas, including using my sap roads in the woods. I will use it not only for hay, but for all sorts of things including firewood.

The little wagon will also be a dump wagon. A cylinder will be activated by a hand pump.  I can move dirt, gravel compost and a host of other things. Then once I get to the place I want them, I just raise the bed and dump the material. This will save me time and effort.

My old hay wagon is very high off the ground, getting on and off, is a problem. A step will make it possible to simply climb up on this one with ease. It will be pulled by cart and horses, so I will have a seat. The dump handle will be in easy reach from the seat. Stake pockets will allow for any arrangement of sides.

I am even working out a design for the tailgate to have a small door like on a semi trailer. The little door will come in handy when I am hauling ear corn or grain. I can back up to the elevator and control the load that I am dumping. This is a fun project, nearing completion. I am very excited. Finished pictures coming soon.

KMHybrid1



Gated Community
March 23, 2017, 6:11 pm
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gates

March 23, 2017

After 18 years of using makeshift gates on my hog pens, we installed these new ones. They were made and installed by Ed Struna, Hickory Nut Fence company. I have known Ed for almost his whole life. I recommend his work highly. He installed most of the fencing around my farm as well.

These are “hog high” and “piglet tight”. I look forward to using them. So far, they work great. The latches are easy to operate. The hinges, latches and the gates themselves are heavy duty, but good looking. I am pleased with the purchase that I made. If you’d like fencing, gates or just more information, call Ed at Hickory Nut Fence Company 440-645-3889.