How Much UTV do you need?

How Much UTV do you need?

We tried to decide for a long time on our small farm what would we get? We had a four wheeler atv. The carb would gum up every time we turned around and that was so annoying. One day a guy said I’ll trade you my golf cart with new batteries and charger for your 4 wheeler. We spent $2,000 buying the atv. When we couldn’t fix the carb it was always a shop bill. I thought rather than a UTV we could have a golf cart. Sure why not. It has been love ever since. We used this electric golf cart more in 3 months than we did that four wheeler in 3 years.

We have flat mistreated it. It really needs some TLC now. The right rear passenger spring has actually started to reverse arc from the weight and abuse we put this thing through. Almost all the bushings are gone. Only thing we ever did to it was break off the roof, replace an occasional corroded wire, and charge it. We did add a $18 digital volt meter and $12 LED lights that I have had on for hours. They didn’t even make the digital meter move. We will be buying more of these LEDs soon. I will put links at the bottom.
I will say it cost us about $2,000. Still way cheaper than one of those $15,000 dollar new UTVs that I really want. Or even a good used one at $6,000+. We have had this thing in ditches, mud, water over the floor board, etc. Never stops. When it is time to replace it and that time is coming sooner than later I really think we will get another, but maybe with a lift kit.

Affordable LED lights click here.

Digital volt meter click here.

Chicken Wagon 1 update 1

We are making progress. We have built the storage area or possum belly on the trailer to hold the water barrels. When raising livestock you have to make sure they have plenty of fresh water. With two fifty five gallon drums for a total of a 110 gallons of water the animals should have more than enough water. We still have to figure out how we will fill the barrels.

On another note we are kicking around the idea of how we can put rabbits on the trailer also.

 

We had some scrap goat / sheep panel wire that we are going to put in to help hold the water barrels.

20150903_152207

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see the water storage or possum belly sits about the height of the axle. If done again we would drop it a couple more inches.

20150903_152221

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nurse Cow and steers

Having an ex-dairy cow turning it to a nurse cow is a great way to earn a little extra cash and put a little meat in your freezer or a customers freezer. We have given this ex-dairy cow the best retirement we could and in return she helps us raise some steer calves for the freezer or the local sale barn. We have customers that want a steer butchered so we will haul it to the local butcher for a fee of course. If we cant use the meat in our freezer or at the time nobody wants any farm raised freezer beef we just haul them to the local sale barn because we only have so much room here.