New homemade barrel washer
I have been working on this (in my mind for months now) and I finally had time to start it and build it in the last few weeks.
It is 4 foot long and the barrel is 2 foot wide. It is powered by a DC variable speed motor. I have not used it to wash carrots, yet, but Sunday is the day. It is going to be the warmest day of the week (42) and we need over 100 pounds of carrots for then farmers market coming up the first Saturday of January. I can't wait to fire it up.
It is made out of 26 inch bike rims. The wood slats are 1 by 4 ripped in half. The reason is the 1 by 4 would screw to the rims tight enough. I have about $100 in it. I also have a lot of free stuff it it too! I have included a link to a youtube video of it running.
Here is a link that might be useful: Video of barrel washer running