Hot rodding

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We tinker with all kinds of things here on the farm but I never thought I would be hot rodding my mineral feeder.

We managed to bend the axle on our second set if tires and break one of the tires to boot. The fix seems like it will be permanent but I wasn’t planning on putting such large tires on this thing. It looks like when you hot rod a car and put big tires under the back end.

The fix involved getting a piece of cast iron pipe and modifying it to accept wheels and tires from Agri supply. These are solid tires so there is no chance of a flat one morning early when we are moving cows. The rigid cast iron carries the weight very well with zero flex. It took a big grinder and a lathe to get everything to fit but now this thing should be good to use for 10 years.

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Dan is a dad, a husband, a business owner, a pilot, a sailor, a scuba diver, a machinist, a gunsmith, a welder, a woodworker, a day laborer, a teacher, a mentor and a writer. The short form of all the previous is he's a farmer.

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