All Around the Farm

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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.

When you mow in a remote area

When I mow a wooded area a half-mile from my farm, I now have a place to carry needed items with me. I built a small steel shelf that plugs into the hitch receiver on my lawn mower and strapped a beverage cooler the same width of my seat to the shelf with tarp straps. In this cooler, I now carry a water jug, bug spray, work
Tractor Cooler Mount, Sept 2020 AATF

Keep grain bin sump unplugged

I used old wire corncrib sheets to make grates for my grain bin sumps. The pieces are cut and bent then braced with a piece of rebar along the bottom of each end. They're long enough to cover well past the sump
Grain bin grate, Sept 2020 AATF

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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3-in-1 welding cart holds it all

3-in-1 welding cart Oct 2020 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... read more

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