Made a couple hog feed troughs today

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Made a couple hog feed troughs today

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:29 pm

Have to do something with all the barrels I get


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Postby jltrent » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:30 pm

That is pretty neat..I have several that I cut old hot water tanks into and welded a flat piece of steel on the bottom for troughs. They work good. I like the way you bolted those together so they want turn over.
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Postby skyhightree1 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:28 am

jltrent wrote:That is pretty neat..I have several that I cut old hot water tanks into and welded a flat piece of steel on the bottom for troughs. They work good. I like the way you bolted those together so they want turn over.


Thanks.. yea they work pretty good and the price is right :lol2: I never tried the hot water tank if I run across one I will thanks for that idea.
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Postby hurleyjd » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:21 am

There were a lot of hog troughs made from a hollow log that was split in half and boards nailed on each end to keep them from turning over. Not much plastic years ago and people made do with what ever they had.
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Postby RanchMan90 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:38 am

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Postby JW IN VA » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:45 am

Be very careful cutting the old galvanized water tanks.The smoke from them is a poison,I was told. Those half barrels will make a great trough for a mineral feeder,too.
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Postby slick4591 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:00 am

I like them in my weaning pasture.

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Re: Made a couple hog feed troughs today

Postby sstterry » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:10 am

JW IN VA wrote:Be very careful cutting the old galvanized water tanks.The smoke from them is a poison,I was told. Those half barrels will make a great trough for a mineral feeder,too.

Also never cut a metal barrel unless you know exactly what was in it. Even after being washed, they can explode or contain chemicals that when heated create poisonous gasses!
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