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Home Made Transport Box

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:23 pm
by MikesDexta
I've always wanted one of these so knocked one up using gravel board and 2x1 and made it to fit my rear forks. My paddocks are bordered by woodland with a lot of Ash which seem to shed branches with the slightest puff of wind, so I added holders for my chainsaw and fuel/oil bottles.

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Taking advantaged of the excellent weather here this week I decided to grub out and saw up a load of Blackthorn that has encroached into the edge of a field that I needed to clear, but was slightly hampered by my inquisitive Jacob sheep :roll: I used a chain hooked up to the drawbar which pulled out all the brush except 2 which were 75-100mm diameter and so well rooted that the Dexta couldn't cope and just dug itself into deep ruts. I just cut these off at ground level and will take out the roots when I next hire a digger. The sheep enjoyed nibbling off the leaves and sloes from the Blackthorn.

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One of them seemed to need a lift..

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Re: Home Made Transport Box

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:23 am
by oehrick
Nice one :)

Re: Home Made Transport Box

PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:58 pm
by Mervyn Spencer
That's cool Mike, is it possible to show some pics of how you have coupled your carrier to the tractor. Looks like your sheep are ready to high jack your Dexta :lol:

Re: Home Made Transport Box

PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:41 am
by AlexB
Nice and functional

Up here in Yorkshire, I have been planting blackthorn, as we love the sloes to use to make sloe gin