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Old 03-07-2018, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default Convert to stand and fill.

My brother built this stand for the old barrel. Easy to convert in the field. We attached the barrel to the stand with large self tapping screws.


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Old 03-07-2018, 01:16 PM   #2
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I like that.


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Old 03-07-2018, 01:20 PM   #3
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:28 PM   #4
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Nice!
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:35 PM   #5
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Well done. I will be doing this.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:20 PM   #6
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If you have pigs is might be destined to get flipped over if you don't stake it down.
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:23 PM   #7
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Got a winch up that Ill be doing that to this summer.
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Old 03-07-2018, 05:00 PM   #8
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I have 5 done like that but with skids. No problems with pigs or cows knocking them over. So much better than standing on tailgate to fill.
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Old 03-07-2018, 05:02 PM   #9
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Looks good!
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:35 PM   #10
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Im in the process of building one a little taller than yours, and Im going to donate it to our CCA silent auction in a month. The bottom of the barrel his me at my waist, and Im 6 tall.
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:29 PM   #11
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Thanks guys. We anchored them with rebar and a hammer drill into rock.

My brother bought a little harbour freight welder and watched a bunch of YouTube videos. He did good for a beginner.

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Old 03-07-2018, 07:31 PM   #12
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The latest one I built. This one is an 85 gallon drum. We have cattle a pigs and weve never had a problem with any of ours.


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Old 03-07-2018, 07:33 PM   #13
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:08 PM   #14
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The latest one I built. This one is an 85 gallon drum. We have cattle a pigs and weve never had a problem with any of ours.

Yep....you do good work Travis!
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:10 PM   #15
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Old 03-15-2018, 01:56 PM   #16
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How tall are y'all building the base? I have a couple of ag students willing to build me one. Just need some measurements.
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Old 03-15-2018, 08:42 PM   #17
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How tall are y'all building the base? I have a couple of ag students willing to build me one. Just need some measurements.
33 " on the legs.

14" from the top to the bottom of the cage.

46" footprint.

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Old 03-15-2018, 08:52 PM   #18
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They make good back scratchers for pigs too
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:32 PM   #19
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Where are you getting 85 gallon drums or can I just buy one already made from you?
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:35 PM   #20
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Where are you getting 85 gallon drums or can I just buy one already made from you?
I bought both of mine from Dallas Steel Drum on Singleton Blvd. They were brand new....hard to find used 85gal drums.
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:30 PM   #21
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What size wire mesh is that y'all are using for the controller/varmint guard housing ??

Thanks
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:46 PM   #22
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:04 PM   #23
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I converted almost all my tripods to wench ups, but 1 have 2 tripods left. I have to have a ladder or back up to with my pickup to fill. After seeing these, I will be converting them into this type of fill. Nice work!
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:06 PM   #24
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Made 4 of these last season. We love them.


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Old 06-10-2018, 09:46 AM   #25
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Very Nice.
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