Sunday, 23 March 2014
Home Made Smallholding Dumper Trailer. ("I love it when a plan comes together.")
My brother bought a secondhand small compact tractor last week. He decided that the wanted a trailer for it. We looked on the web for trailers and they were either plastic or three hundred Euro plus. Number one son decided he could make a far stronger one out of scrap metal for less than Fifty Euros. I had the scrap steel and it only cost us 25 Euro for a few grinder discs and some welding rods.
Number one son rang his tractor mechanic friend this morning. He wants a tail lift or an hydraulic ram to fit on to the dumper trailer. Tractor mechanic friend told him to ring back tonight. He thinks he's got just the thing. Perhaps they should be the new A Team (hay team, get it!) and to quote John 'Hannibal' Smith:
"I love it when a plan comes together."
Have you made anything for your smallholding or allotment for next to nothing? I once saw an allotment corrugated shed roof held down with old stones and lumps of concrete. The mind boggles.