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From Floater Tire to Mineral Feeder

I’ve started salvaging old floater tires to use as mineral feeders. They’re wide and heavy enough to stand up without falling over, though I do position them perpendicular to prevailing winds. To create an opening large enough for two cows at once, I cut the beads at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock with a metal cutoff wheel. Then I remove 3 to 4 inches of sidewall from the top half. This will leave enough sidewall to support the tread over the top.                  

Steve Barthelmas from Circleville, Ohio

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