Monday, 6 June 2011

Invention Monday - Quad Ramp

Another Monday, another invention, I think this is probably my favorite invention that my father and mom's cousin came up with! They built two ramps over the fence for the quads to drive over without having to open any gates.

This ramp has saved us a lot of time and it is used primarily during calving season, once over both of them you are in the calving area where the cows are to check during the night. It makes it nice and a lot easier to get up at three in the morning in -30 degree Celsius weather not having to get off and open gates.

It is very convenient and safe to use, we built the rail on the sides so that the we can't drive the quad over the edge. It has been used a countless number of times and has saved a lot of time.

If you have any questions or comments please ask or for more information on how it was built you can go to http://www.lilybrookherefords.com/QuadRamp.htm.



2 comments:

  1. I too think it is one of my favorite inventions, it is so simple and yet makes life so much easier. I am however surprised that I have had to weld on the lovely things as often as I have (about once a year) somehow that sucker rod material seems to crack every so often...
    Also great to see you took some pictures of you driving over the ramp... also noticed that you like myself are not wearing any helmet... because we usually are driving so slowly and carefully we don't need a helmet, eh!
    Stefan.

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  2. It sure does make life a lot eaiser! Once a year isn't all that bad, although it would be nice if you didn't have to do it at all, but I think it's still worth it!
    As for the helmet, we really probably should invest in some of those!

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