Hay Feeder: Hauling hay with a school bus – ingenuity at work!

 

 

Check out this neat article from Progressive Forage Grower that shows the ingenuity of a farmer in Kansas complete with a video of his hay hauling technique.
Although Barn World doesn’t offer hay haulers like the school bus below, we do have a large selection of hay feeders and other livestock equipment and livestock supplies for your farm and ranch.  Be sure to check out Barn World for everything from saddle pads to cattle guards, to hay feeders.

Written by Alisa Anderson

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Updated June 23, 2011Instead of hauling one or two bales at a time with his tractor, David Anderson used his brain to save time.He converted a school bus into a bale hauler.

Anderson has two bale haulers – a round bale hauler and a square bale hauler. The square bale hauler can pick up and haul 12 three-by-three bales, or eight four-by-four bales, and the round bale hauler can pick up and haul seven to eight round bales.

Two hydraulic arms squeeze the sides of the bale and lift the bale to the “table” on top of the bus cab. The table lifts up at an angle, and the bales slide down to the back of the bed, which is set up at an angle. When you are ready to unload, the forks at the end of the bed drop down, and as you drive away the bales slide off.

“I can mount the hauler on any type of vehicle; you just have to change the angle of the bed and the points of your lift arms,” says Anderson.

Anderson purchased an old school bus from a school district to mount the bale hauler on. The bus has an automatic transmission so the driver won’t wear out the clutch, has a diesel engine, drives faster than a tractor and uses farm-grade diesel.

Used school buses usually don’t cost more than $4,000 and have been kept in excellent condition. Anderson paid $2,000 for his first bus. He says if you use flotation tires, they won’t compact the soil, but Anderson just uses the tires that were on the bus. The flat surface on top of the cab gives the hay hauler good stability, even on a hillside.

Anderson bought a 28-horsepower Kubota engine to independently drive his hydraulics. It uses the same electrical system, generator and fuel tank on the bus, and only uses about a gallon an hour. He installed an electric clutch pump that uses a fan belt to drive the hydraulics. It’s slower than an engine- mounted pump, but also much cheaper.

“I used electric instead of hydraulic so I wouldn’t have to run all the hoses into the cab,” says Anderson.

Anderson is working to build a kit that can be sold at local dealers. Farmers could then buy their own vehicles and mount the hauler on them.

“It’s so time-consuming to just pick up only one or two bales, and drive back and forth and back and forth over the field. This way it just saves time. There are comparable machines on the market, but they’re very expensive,” says Anderson.  FG

For more information and photos e-mail Dsonhay@aol.com

The video was featured in the June 16, 2011 issue of The Jewell County Record and The Superior Express newspapers)

 

 

 

Equine Vac – the ultimate in horse grooming and animal vacuums

Barn World now carries EquineVac – The Ultimate in Horse Grooming Ease, Convenience and Efficiency.  A fantastic animal vacuum!

Finding the perfect livestock vacuum cleaner for grooming horses is no longer a compromise. EquineVac is a sleek, upscale livestock grooming system, injection molded from hi-tech polycarbonate for a long lasting and durable, non-corrosive finish and competitively priced. And EquineVac has one feature no one can duplicate, the ability to flush-mount the system into a 2×4 wall or into a cabinet so that only 2 inches will protrude from the wall. Installation is so simple, anyone can do it, especially our surface-mount model which can be moved between stalls or other locations such as an RV, Horse Trailer LQ or Tack Room. All the tools and the 40 foot stretch hose are included in one low price.

Forget having to cart a canister across the floor of a grooming stall or wash rack, or strapping a unit to your back or shoulder. Instead of dragging a noisy appliance around your horse or large animal, just bring the high-performance vacuum action to where you’re working. With the scientifically developed and patented 40-ft long-reach hose, the vacuum unit can be conveniently installed out-of-the-way, letting you groom your horse in an efficient and safe environment.

Wall Mount Grooming System  Installs quickly and securely to a vertical surface. Includes all of the accessories shown above. Available in Red, White, Black or Gray.


Flush Mount Grooming System  Space-saving Installation recessed into a hollow wall.  Includes all of the accessories shown above.  Available in Red, White, Black or Gray.


For the best in livestock grooming, Call Barn World at (720) 238-2190, or email Sales@BarnWorld.com for more information or to place an order.

Barn World Cattle Guards – A cattle guard for every need!

Barn World has a large selection of cattle guards for all of your livestock guard needs.

Rated Cattle Guards

An HS20 and HS25 rated cattle guards are designed for highway use and certifed to meet the specifications needed for State and Federal requirements such as DOT, BLM, USFS, NP, and US Military installations. They will provide years of rugged service in commercial applications such as mining, forestry, agriculture, and petroleum production. They are also the product of choice for residential usage where city, county, or state regulations require the HS20 rating. Certified structural steel is used in the manufacture of all Barnworld HS20 rated Cattle Guards.

Standard Cattle Guards

Barn World also carries a less expensive option for private use such as washouts and driveways.  The Standard 6’and 8′ wide cattle guards are made of NEW 3″ Schedule 40 steel. All Flat Cattle Guards may be ordered with optional wings, integral box, or removable box.

The ATV cattle guards are unique in the industry. These cattle guards are suitable for all types of projects on private land. The standard boxed cattle guards are perfectly suited to construction sites, mine sites and oil field applications.

Spec Cattle Guards

Our 7.5′ and 8′ spec cattle guards meet current AASHTO load ratings and are suitable for all types of applications where a square pipe is desired including heavy duty logging roads. They may be ordered with optional wings or cleanout line.

All cattle guards may be fitted with plow strips that allow plows to cross over the guard with minimal interference and wear.

All cattle guards may be outfitted with a removable box for easier cleaning as an option.

Cattle Guard with a removable box

Barn World has a cattle guard to meet your needs. Please call us (720) 238-2190 with your questions and to obtain shipping quotes. We can also provide professional bid packages for large company, military, and government programs and carry a large selection for all of your livestock equipment needs.

Mineral Feeders: The heaviest ground mineral feeder now available at Barn World

MINERAL FEEDERS FROM BARNWORLD.COM

Barn World offers the heaviest ground mineral feeder available.

GROUND MINERAL FEEDER
– The heaviest ground feeder available.
– 15” high and 38” wide.
– Single flap top promotes longer usage.
– Brass grommet reduces tears and ripping.
– 3 compartments allow for 200 LBS. of salt of mineral (block or loose).
– Low profile virtually eliminates tipping or spilling.
– Can be anchored in 3 different locations for added stability.
– Made with high quality polyethylene.

We also carry a large selection of mineral feeder replacement parts, and selection of mineral feeder styles.

Go to BarnWorld.com or call (720) 238-2190 for all of your mineral feeder needs.

Radiant floor heat available at Barn World for your underfloor heat needs

Barn World offers radiant floor heating kits for your underfloor heating needs.

BarnWorld.com now offers two different hydronic radiant floor heat kits for do-it-yourself projects. Hydronic radiant floor heating systems are an excellent choice for heating concrete floors in basements, garages, greenhouses and slab on grade additions.  Chose from two sizes of radiant heating kits based on the size of your space or buy several kits for larger spaces.

These hydronic radiant floor heating systems feature the Seisco Electric Hydronic Heat Source.  Seisco systems are small and highly efficient employing patented power-sharing technology.  They are UL listed for space heating applications and are known for self diagnostics and ease of service

Installation of these radiant heating kits is easy.  First you will mount the panel on the wall.

Next, you will install the PEX radiant floor tubing to rigid insulation prior to pouring your slab.  BarnWorld carries special insulated floor panels for radiant floor systems with a radiant tubing grid.  These modular insulated floor panels make installation of the PEX tubing simple as the loops are pre-set.  Using these insulated floor panels can cut your installation time by two thirds.

After the tubing is installed you will connect the PEX tubing to the manifold, fill the system with antifreeze, purge the air and have your electrician wire the thermostat, circulating pump and the electric boiler.  Your floors and rooms will be warm and comfortable.

Visit BarnWorld.com for all your radiant floor heating needs as well as reflective insulation and farm and ranch supplies.  Call BarnWorld.com at 720-238-2190 with your questions or to order online.

Creep feeders from Barn World

Barn World offers creep feeders for all of your livestock needs.  A creep feeder is essential for increasing weight gain.

Creep Feeders for Sheep and Goats
Creep feeding is a means of providing supplemental feed for nursing kids. It is an essential component of an accelerated kidding and/or early weaning management program. It increases pre-weaning weight gain, especially for kids reared as a twin or triplet. Kids will reach a target market weight and can be marketed at a younger age.   All BarnWorld goat creep feeders are built with a covered shelter to keep feed dry.

Creep Feeders for Calves
Creep feeding will have your calves ready for market sooner in high quality condition. Creep feeding also assures less strain on your brood stock. Healthy brood stock means better quality calves year after year. All calf creep feeders come standard with a gray enamel finish.

Creep Feeders for Deer
Nutrition is the key to successful wildlife and game management. And nothing is more important than protein. Protein is absolutely essential to the health of your entire herd and to the potential for trophy bucks. Whitetail deer need protein all year round, especially after the rut and during the critical 200-day antler-growing period.  This is where a deer creep feeder is especially important.  Protein feeding is the ideal complement to natural forage.

Barn World also carries the large Patriot Creep Feeder in the 1.5 or 3 ton capacity.

Go to BarnWorld.com to see our selection of creep feeders for all your livestock.

Tack room organizers – bridle racks, saddle blanket racks and more

It’s time to organize your tack room!

Have you put off the spring cleaning your tack room desperately needs?  You can easily get organized with the great tack products from Barn World.


You can do it all with the complete tack rack made from 14 gauge 2″ square steel tubing.  This incredibly versatile rack holds:

  • 10 pads or blankets
  • 10 headstalls or reins
  • AND 6 saddles
  • Or try the Space Saver tack room organizer.  This organizer takes up minimal space while holding all of you tack:

  • 10 pads or blankets
  • 4 headstalls/halters or reins
  • 4 saddles
  • Takes up minimal space!
  • We also carry a wide selection of saddle racks for getting your saddles off the floor or shelves and keep them from getting marked up while mixed up with your other tack.   We even have a selection of the popular adjustable saddle rack!

    Too many bridles getting tangled up and marked up while shuffled around in your tack room?  Try keeping them neat and organized with our bridle racks.

    For saddle blankets, we offer saddle blanket racks.  The saddle blanket rack and saddle pad rack offer many options for organizing your tack room.

    For all of your tack room organizing needs, Barn World can help.  Visit our  website at BarnWorld.com today to view our wide selection of tack roomfarm and ranch supplies, and livestock supplies.

    Cattle guard info site from Barn World

    Cattle Guard Information Site

    Ordering a cattle guard isn’t as tough as you’d think.  We’ve put together a great informational website at Cattle-Guards.com to take the mystery out of selecting and installing cattle guards.

    It covers types of cattle guards, cattle guard uses, cattle guard certification and cattle guard installation.

    Also included is a cattle guard vehicle load table for cattle guard weight ratings and cattle guard load ratings.

    Visit cattle-guards.com today to help with your selection and cattle guard installation.

    Barn World offers several types of cattle guards to meet your specific needs.Barnworld’s HS20 Rated Cattle Guards meet the demanding specifications needed for State and Federal requirements such as DOT, BLM, USFS, NP, and US Military installations. These cattle guards will provide years of rugged service in commercial applications such as mining, forestry, agriculture, and petroleum production. They are also the cattle guard of choice for residential usage where city, county, or state regulations require the HS20 rating. Certified structural steel is used in the manufacture of all Barnworld HS20 rated Cattle Guards.

    The economical Basic 6′ and 8′ wide cattle guards are a heavy duty construction made with 3.5″ or 4.5″ pipe depending on availablity. The Standard 6’and 8′ wide cattle guards are made of NEW 3″ Schedule 40 steel. All Flat Cattle Guards may be ordered with optional wings, integral box, or removable box. The ATV size guards are unique in the industry. These cattle guards are suitable for all types of projects on private land. The standard boxed cattle guards are perfectly suited to construction sites, mine sites and oil field applications.

    Our 7.5′ and 8′ spec cattle guards meet current AASHTO load ratings and are suitable for all types of applications where a square pipe is desired including heavy duty logging roads. They may be ordered with optional wings or cleanout line.

    Barn World has a cattle guard to meet your needs. Please call us with your questions and to obtain shipping quotes. We can also provide professional bid packages for large company, military, and government programs.

    Visit BarnWorld.com for all of your livestock supplies and livestock equipment needs.

    Livestock blowers, livestock vacs and now EquineVac from Barn World

    Barn World now carries EquineVac – The Ultimate in Horse Cleaning and Horse Grooming Ease, Convenience and Efficiency

    Finding the perfect livestock vacuum cleaner for grooming horses is no longer a compromise. EquineVac is a sleek, upscale livestock grooming system, injection molded from hi-tech polycarbonate for a long lasting and durable, non-corrosive finish and competitively priced. And EquineVac has one feature no one can duplicate, the ability to flush-mount the system into a 2×4 wall or into a cabinet so that only 2 inches will protrude from the wall. Installation is so simple, anyone can do it, especially our surface-mount model which can be moved between stalls or other locations such as an RV, Horse Trailer LQ or Tack Room. All the tools and the 40 foot stretch hose are included in one low price.

    Forget having to cart a canister across the floor of a grooming stall or wash rack, or strapping a unit to your back or shoulder. Instead of dragging a noisy appliance around your horse or large animal, just bring the high-performance vacuum action to where you’re working. With the scientifically developed and patented 40-ft long-reach hose, the vacuum unit can be conveniently installed out-of-the-way, letting you groom your horse in an efficient and safe environment.

    Wall Mount Grooming System  Installs quickly and securely to a vertical surface. Includes all of the accessories shown above. Available in Red, White, Black or Gray.

    Flush Mount Grooming System  Space-saving Installation recessed into a hollow wall.  Includes all of the accessories shown above.  Available in Red, White, Black or Gray.

    For the best in livestock grooming.  Visit BarnWorld.com or call  (720) 238-2190, or email Sales@BarnWorld.com for more information or to place an order.

    Handmade equine cinches make the 5 star equine cinch a Barn World favorite

    Handmade equine cinches make the 5 star equine cinch a Barn World favorite

    The World’s Finest handmade, all-natural, therapeutic 100% Mohair equine cinchas fit our philosophical position of what is right for horses and mules. Cinch cord is an 8-ply, 100% Mohair cord. The cord is hand laced onto flat buckles and rings. Mohair has been known for years to have the same therapeutic and comfort value as 100% wool felt.

    HARDWARE
    5 Star equine cinches use BORK FLAT BUCKLE HARDWARE, in TUMBLE or POLISHED FINISH. Bork Saddlery Hardware Co. is the finest and oldest saddle hardware company in the United States. The bronze rings and buckles are made of an alloy offering high tensile strength and corrosion resistance. The FLAT HARDWARE keeps the horse’s flesh from “rolling over” and pinching as with roller and round hardware.

    All 5 Star cinches are made in the USA.

    Visit BarnWorld.com today for our complete 5Star product line and all of your equine cinch needs.