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