Parts List

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by anthonyjames, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Port Washington, WI
    For those out there that have built the salatin style tractor does anyone of a parts list?

    I am looking to build 6 - 10 x 12 tractors in the next week and I am trying to figure out parts to build them.

    More so on the lumber.
    Is it best to use 1 x 1 like used for deck railings?
    2 x 2
    2 x 4 and rip in half?

    trying to avoid running back and fourth for lumber or other items if you know what I mean.

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    I have not built those so take this for what it is worth. I much prefer ripped 2x4's to 2x2's. They are usually a lot cheaper and are usually not warped nearly as badly. You do need a decent saw to rip them. When you are choosing your 2x4's to rip, watch out for the big knots. If you don't select decent 2x4's, some of the ripped ones will break under their own weight at the knot when you handle them. I have had experience with that.
  3. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2009
    New Mexico
    How high does the wind get? I had the wind almost flip my 4x8 pen a couple of weeks ago. It is made out of 2x4's and is fairly heavy. We had to move it next to the barn to block the wind.

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