Handy Devices

October 2021 Handy Devices: Change Bulbs Safely

Dan Miller
By  Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Skid-Steer Loader Basket (Ralph A. Mark, Jr.)

Change Bulbs Safely:

Jerry Treml, Luxemburg, Wisconsin, wanted a safer way to change light bulbs in his freestall barns. Normally, he would prop a ladder in the raised bucket of his skid-steer loader to do the job. To make that work safer, he purchased an extended reach arm that attaches to the skid-steer loader. Then, he welded together a basket that was attached to the end of the reach. It is big enough for two people who can work up to 35 feet off the ground.

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Dan Miller