When you mow in a remote area

When I mow a wooded area a half-mile from my farm, I now have a place to carry needed items with me. I built a small steel shelf that plugs into the hitch receiver on my lawn mower and strapped a beverage cooler the same width of my seat to the shelf with tarp straps. In this cooler, I now carry a water jug, bug spray, work gloves, sunglasses, my cell phone, wallet, and usually a sweatshirt. The seal on the cooler keeps everything dust-free, bug-free, and protected from the hot sun.

-Ken Miller of Rochelle, Illinois

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