Thursday 25 February 2016

Tractor Axle Stands Made From Scrap Metal Around The Smallholding.

Caractacus Potts the inventor lived on a farm and built Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  He reminds me of my eldest son.  This week he made some tractor axle stands out of scrap metal that we have lying around the farm.  

 Part of an old lorry lying up on the rock outside the farm yard.  That's an old damaged oil tank some one threw out.  We cut off one end and  made it into a calf hutch.  It would make a good pig house too.
 Steel parts lying on the lorry bench number one son made. 

 The welding and assembly of the axle stands.  

The axle stands just need a lick of paint and they are ready for work.  Notice the bolts for adjusting them to different heights.  Time to take the tractor wheels off.  Not bad for a couple of hours work.  We have seen similar for sale for ninety quid!  To quote Del Boy again:

"This time next year we will be Millionaire's."


  1. Thanks BG. He's got his own business restoring tractors and agricultural machinery.

  2. Reminds me of a friend of mine who made a trailer to carry four bicycles from an old iron bedstead. We went all over Wales with it. Myself, I can't even knock a nail in straight so I have great admiration for anyone who can do this sort of thing.

    1. The trailer sounds incredible Gwil. Horses for courses. We all have our talents. Thanks!

  3. My husband and I, who used to farm, tried to teach our children to fix what was broke, or manufacture what you needed, instead of always purchasing new. We called it the "farmer fix." Obviously your son has some skills and every farm has some left over, worn out, miscellaneous pieces to use. The best part is you saved a few bucks.

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