All Around the Farm

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At one time I had tools lying around everywhere, and my batteries were all mixed together. Then I built a 5-foot-long steel shelf, and now they’re all centered in one spot. Empty batteries go in the middle, and chargers with fully charged batteries are on top. Notched out 4-inch pipe holds my drill
Tool charger center Oct 2020

3-in-1 welding cart holds it all

I couldn’t find a cart that would accommodate my MIG and TIG welders plus my plasma torch, welding helmet, and supplies. So I bought an inexpensive three-drawer tool box, added angle iron between the wheels, and a box that extends 12 inches. A shelf on top of the angle iron holds two tanks. The elevated shelf is where I set my plas
3-in-1 welding cart Oct 2020

Side-by-side cement mixer

With corner posts of a fence line to secure, I knew that mixing the cement might be a problem. I mounted a 3-cubic-foot-capacity mixer to the front of my side-by-side with brackets made from scrap iron. The mixer is pow
ATV cement mixer Oct 2020

Rock hoist on a crane

Mounted to a cultivator, this jib crane with a winch is ready for immediate use in the field as soon as rocks are spotted.
Gerstacker rock hoist, September 2020 AATF

Food bus serves a hungry crew

Feeding the crew is more convenient for the cooks and more comfortable for workers in this tricked-out bus. See photos of the diner-on-wheels and get the crew's favorite recipes.

About All Around the Farm

Successful Farming’s All Around the Farm section features ideas from farmers that can help save time, money, and labor. These farmer inventions include practical ideas for farm shops, tools, equipment, and more.

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