Handy Hint: January 25, 2014: 55-gallon drum makes packing weight

Handy Hint: January 25, 2014

55-gallon drum makes packing weight

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A number of years ago, Larry Baer of Marshallville, Ohio, created this weight to help ensure proper packing density in his corn silage bunker. He filled a 55-gallon drum with concrete and reinforced it with two steel bands. The two extra steel bands around the 55-gallon drum then easily attach to the three-point hitch on the tractor.

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