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Homemade Water, Mineral, Fly-Control Wagon
Small hand-pulled wagon with water pot in front - mineral pot in back - and protein lick with fly-control curtain fastened to rear.

When Morrison (IL) farmer Dan Dykstra rotationally grazes the cow herd, his Homemade Water, Mineral, Fly-Control Wagon goes along with them. The wagon (auction-bought four-wheeled New Holland running gear) includes water tank up front, mineral feeder and protein lick tank behind, and fly-control oiler curtain hanging off the rear. To accommodate the feeder and lick tank, Dykstra stretched the frame out a bit and added braces plus angle irons. For the fly-control device, he used steel bracing from an old field cultivator, mounting one piece vertically to the back of the wagon and welding the second as a cross-arm then bolted chains to it to support the oil reservoir and the curtain.

Estimated Cost Cost range: See below

Limitations Limitations Addressed by Product: Lower extremity, Upper extremity, Strength/endurance, Back

SourceAdapted from Farm Show Magazine (vol. 47, no 4)
Dan Dykstra
8191 Malvern Road
Morrison, IL, 61270
Est. CostUnknown
Last updated: Jan 17, 2024

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