Handy Devices

Easy-to-build ideas make your work easier.

Wood Hauler (Progressive Farmer image by Ray A. Watkins Jr.)

WOOD HAULER (Editor's Choice):

George Thornton, Gray, Georgia, uses a section of an old hay ring to stack and haul firewood. No modifications to the ring are required. He merely slides his tractor's hayfork under the ring section for transport of cut wood.


Lloyd Skifter, Grand Mound, Minnesota, mounted a paper towel holder into an open-faced wooden box for work in his dairy barn. He fastened a bent 3/8-inch rod through a hole cut into the top of the box. Then, he hung the dispenser box from a rack that runs the length of his dairy barn. He moves it down the aisle as he works his cows.

WINNING IDEAS: Win $400 if your idea is chosen as the month's "Editor's Choice" Handy Device. Win $200 for other ideas used on this page. To submit a Handy Device, please send clear photographs, detailed drawings and a complete explanation of your idea. With each entry, include your name, address and telephone number. Send Handy Device entries to Progressive Farmer, 2204 Lakeshore Dr., Suite 415, Birmingham, AL 35209. Sorry, but we cannot acknowledge submissions or return photographs, drawings or documentation.