Handy Hint June 2012

Handy Hint June 2012

Rotary feed pusher keeps feeding safe

rotary feed pusher for skidsteer

This feed pusher makes pushing feed cleaner, faster, safer, and quieter. The materials include some 2- by 2-inch tubing, 4- by 4-inch tubing, a skid-steer adapter frame, and a telehandler adapter frame. The tires, with a 4.5 feet diameter, were purchased at a tire store as old used tires. The tire was attached to an old wheel hub that came from a Haybuster that had been mounted on a tractor-trailer.

We cut the axle in half and fastened it to the tire through the use of 2- by 2-inch tubing and a steel plate to prevent the tire from coming loose. We also added a grate on the one side so a person can get in the skid-steer conveniently and not slip when there is snow.

We attached a skid-steer mount and telehandler mount for convenience so the machine can both quickly and easily push up the feed and can also be adapted for a 3-point hitch.
Rudi Spruit, Ontario, Canada

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