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At Common Sense Mfg our motto is “Quality That Just Makes Sense.” That motto is what this family-owned business was founded on. The company was started due to our need for livestock products that were strong enough to stand up to the everyday use and abuse of farming and ranching in our own operation. Common Sense products are manufactured with heavy steel designed to maximize the efficiency of the user. Common Sense Mfg is a leader in the innovation of unique products that are stronger, more portable and promote better feeding habits than other products on the market.


7' X 24' Calf Shelter

This calf shelter is meant for about 30 calves. It has a curved roof design that makes it less likely to be tipped by the wind, a skylight to brighten the interior and make it more inviting for calves, and a door designed on the side to be inviting and keep calves closer to their mother. Common Sense has windbreaks and lifthooks available which are sold seperately. 

Dimensions:5' tall x 7' deep x 24' long 
Net Weight:1500 lbs. 
Warranty:1 year 
Features & Benefits:Curved roof makes shelter less likely to tip 
Specs:

4" x 4" x 3/16" square tube steel frame
2' x 4' 14 gauge skids
2' x 2' 14 guage hoops
26 gauge galvanized tin covering
11’ wide x 30” tall front opening 

7' X 12' Calf Shelter

This calf shelter is meant to be for about 15 calves. It has a curved roof design that makes it less likely to be tipped by the wind, a skylight to brighten the interior and make it more inviting for calves, and a door designed on the side to be inviting and keep calves closer to their mother. Common Sense has windbreaks and lifthooks available which are sold seperately. 

Dimensions:5' tall x 7' deep x 12' long 
Net Weight:900 lbs.
Warranty:1 year 
Features & Benefits:Curved roof makes shelter less likely to tip 
Specs:4" x 4" x 3/16" square tube steel frame
2' x 4' 14 gauge skids
2' x 2' 14 guage hoops
26 gauge galvanized tin covering
5’8” wide x 30” tall front opening

 
Lift Hooks for Calf Shelter

These lifthooks bolt on top of the Common Sense calf shelter so that it can be lifted with a tractor bucket. No chains are required and even in the dead of winter the calf shelter is easy to move. These lifthooks can be added to older shelters  and are also designed to work on the portable windbreak.

Dimensions:24" tall x 10" wing on each side 
Net Weight:28 lbs each
Warranty:1 year 
Features & Benefits:make a calf shelter easy to move with loader bucket
Specs:

Made out of 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3/16" tubing. 
Bolts on top of calf shelter. Sold in sets of two.

7' X 24' Windbreak

This is not a freestanding windbreak. It is a recommended attachment to a Common Sense calf shelter on each or either side of the shelter in order to protect cattle against harsh winds and keep cows in an area where you want your calves to be. It can also be used on an existing fenceline by chaining it to your posts.

Dimensions:7' tall x 24' long 
Net Weight:400 lbs. 
Country of Origin:Made in the USA
Warranty:1 year 
Features & Benefits:Quick, easy, portable protection of livestock
Specs:2"x2" 14 gauge square tubing frame
26 gauge galvanized tin
8' X 24' Portable Windbreaks
                                                         

This windbreak is durable, portable, and will stand on its own. There are 2 chains and latches on each end to attach multiple windbreaks together. The legs can be moved in inorder to create a 90° corner. This windbreak is designed to attach to our calf shelter.

Dimensions:8' tall x 24' long with 11' removable legs
Net Weight:650 lbs. 
Warranty:1 year 
Features & Benefits:quick, easy, portable protection of livestock
Specs:2-1/2"x2-1/2" 11 guage square tubing frame; sheeted with 22 guage galvanized super-steel
Double Bale Feeders

The unique curved bale saddle stops larger animals from stepping on hay dropped below the feeder, but allows smaller animals to get under the feeder far enough to reach the center of the bale. Also available in a smaller size for a single bale. 

(Patent # D472681)

Dimensions:5' tall 7'6" wide and 12' long
Net Weight:750 lbs
 Workmanship Warranty:1 year
Features & Benefits:curved skid increases portability
Specs:Frame made of 2" x 2" 11 guage square tube
Hoops consist of 2" x 2" 14 gauge square tube
Single Bale Feeder

The unique curved bale saddle stops larger animals from stepping on hay dropped below the feeder, but allows smaller animals to get under the feeder far enough to reach the center of the bale. The single balefeeder is taller to prevent horses from rubbing their mane.

Dimensions:6' tall x 7'6" wide x 6' long
Net Weight:600 lbs
 Workmanship Warranty:1 year
Features & Benefits:Taller to prevent horses from rubbing their mane
Specs:Frame made of 2"x2" 11 guage square tube
Double Ground Bale Feeder

This extremely heavy built feeder should be used for large animals. Feeder is designed to have less hay loss due to its tapered sides.

Dimensions:5' tall, top is 12 1/2' x 7', base is 13'10" x 8' at base
Net Weight:850 lbs
 Workmanship Warranty:1 year
Features & Benefits:Less hay loss due to its tapered sides
Specs:Frame made of 2" x 2" 11 guage square tube
with 1 1/2" 11 gauge square neck bars
Single Ground Bale Feeder

This extremely heavy built feeder should be used for large animals. Feeder is designed to have less hay loss due to its tapered sides.

Dimensions:5' tall, top is 7' x 7' and base is 8' x 8'
Net Weight:450 lbs
 Workmanship Warranty:1 year
Features & Benefits:Less hay loss due to its tapered sides
Specs:Frame made of 2" x 2" 11 guage square tube
with 1 1/2" 11 gauge square neck bars
Double Cow Bale Feeder w/ Pan

This balefeeder has the same great features as the cradle style but adds a full 10 gauge pan under the cradle to help reduce waste.

Dimensions:5' tall, 7 1/2' wide across top and 12' long
Net Weight:1200 lbs
 Workmanship Warranty:1 year
Features & Benefits:Pan under the cradle to help reduce waste
Specs:

Frame made of 2" x 2" 11 gauge square tube
Hoops consist of 2" x 2" 14 gauge square tube
Pan is made of 10 gauge sheet steel

Single Cow Bale Feeder w/ Pan

This balefeeder has the same great features as the cradle style but adds a full 10 gauge pan under the cradle to help reduce waste.

Dimensions:5' tall, 7 1/2' wide across top and 6' long
Net Weight:680 lbs
 Workmanship Warranty:1 year
Features & Benefits:Pan under the cradle to help reduce waste
Specs:

Frame made of 2" x 2" 11 gauge square tube steel
Hoops consist of 2" x 2" 14 gauge square tube
Pan is made of 10 gauge sheet steel

Single Goat/Sheep Bale Feeder

These balefeeders have the great curved design to accommodate large and small animals alike. These feeders have extra bars to make smaller, 6 inch openings to stop sheep and goats from getting into the feeder. Also available in 12' long.

Dimensions:5 1/2' tall, 7 1/2' wide across top and 6' long
Net Weight:510 lbs
 Workmanship Warranty:1 year
Features & Benefits:Extra bars to make smaller openings to stop animals from getting into the feeder
Specs:

Frame made of 2" x 2" 11 gauge square tube
Hoops consist of 2" x 2" 14 gauge square tube

Feed Through Panels

This feed through panel is a less expensive alternative to our fenceline feed bunks.  Designed with bottom bar adjustable for different animal sizes.  Available is 10’ or 20’ lengths.  Animal feeding height is 20”.  One inch pins are included.

Dimensions:5' tall, 10' or 20' long
Net Weight:10' weighs 165 lbs 20' weights 300 lbs
Workmanship Warranty:1 year 
Featuers & Benefits:Adjustable neck bar. Less expensive than a full feed bunk
Specs:Frame made of 2” x 2” 11 gauge square tube
Sheeting is 14 gauge sheet metal

4' x 20' Bottumless Feedbunk

Like our other products, this feed bunk is very heavy duty. It also has a much larger capacity than most bunks and works great for high roughage rations and bale processors. This size bunk works well with cows, bulls and other large animals. Per SDSU recommendations, this bunk is rated for 18-20 head. Also best to have animals be at least 750lbs You can move the bunk by grabbing it from the top with grapple forks. Since it is bottomless, when you lift it, it cleans itself out (no more shoveling). It is designed with a tapered toe kick to reduce aggression. Cross bars add strength and help prevent cows from being pushed into the bunk.

Dimensions:4' wide x 26" high x 20' long Also available in 10' long
Net Weight:1000 lbs. 
Workmanship Warranty:1 year 
Featuers & Benefits:Tapered toe kick reduces aggression 
Specs:Frame made of 2" x 2" 11 gauge square tube; 14 guage sheeting; Crossbars 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 3/16" angle Iron
4' X 20' Fenceling Bottomless Feedbunk

Like our bottomless feed bunk, this bunk is large capacity and has a tapered toe kick to reduce aggression in livestock. However, this version has 3 vertical bars and two horizontal bars that can each be individually adjusted to accommodate for different sized animals. Due to the size of this bunk, animals should be above 750 lbs 

Dimensions:4' wide x 26" high x 20' long. Also available 10' long
Net Weight:1050 lbs. 
 Workmanship Warranty:1 year 
Features & Benefits:Larger capacity than most feedbunks on the market 
Tapered toe kick reduces aggression 
Specs:Frame made of 2" x 2" 11 gauge square tube; 14 gauge sheeting; Feed height is 18" tall
45" X 20' Panbunk

This panbunk is made for larger animals. Calves should be at least 650lbs Our panbunks are designed with efficiency and convenience in mind with a 45 degree taper and lip formed inside the pan bunk to eliminate waste. The legs are welded on bottom of the bunk so that the sides are smooth, eliminating bruised shoulders on livestock and broken tractor steps. 

Dimensions:45" wide x 14" deep x 20' long  Height 28" 
Net Weight:850 lbs. 
Warranty:1 year 
Features & Benefits:45 degree taper and lip formed inside to eliminate waste 
Specs:10 guage sheets; legs are 6" x3" x 3/16" with a plug in the bottom
42' X 20' Fenceline Panbunk

This panbunk is designed with efficiency and convenience in mind. It has a 45 degree taper and lip formed inside the pan bunk to eliminate waste. The legs are welded on bottom of the bunk so that the sides are smooth, eliminating bruised shoulders on livestock and broken tractor steps. It comes with adjustable vertical and horizontal bars, making them versatile for feeding both large and small animals.  

Dimensions:42" wide x 14" deep x 20' long. Front side height 26"; Back side 28"
Net Weight:900 lbs. 
Warranty:1 year 
Features & Benefits:3 adjustable vertical bars & 2 adjustable horizontal bars 
Specs:10 guage sheets; legs are 6" x3" x 3/16" with a plug in the bottom
Wirewinders

This wirewinder mounts on a 3-point hitch, that can be easily removed to attach to a skidsteer bucket or anything with hydraulics. It has a flow control valve with a hydraulic clutch mechanism for extra safety. The unique level wind assembly forms a uniform roll so that wire can easily be reused. 2 sealed bearings reduce side pressure on the orbital motor. Instructions and parts diagram are included with the Common Sense wirewinder.

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Net Weight:140 lbs. 
Warranty:1 year 
Features & Benefits:Available in red or green 
Specs:Flow control valve with a hydraulic clutch mechanism for safety