Montana farmers relax by making a bowling ball howitzer (VIDEOS)

03/8/19 5:00 AM | by

Montana farmers relax by making a bowling ball howitzer (VIDEOS)

Somewhere in North Central Montana, there is a family farm with their own homemade heavy artillery capable of firing bowling balls and frozen turkeys — and they know how to use it.

The Welkers have managed the same family farm since 1912 and while they specialize in wheat, yellow peas, and lentils, they also like to set off their DIY “Farmer cannon” from time to time. Built by Scott Welker using everything from a Model T Ford frame and suspension to John Deere 7700 Combine parts, their Rube Goldberg-meets-Menno van Coehoorn ode to old fashioned artillery can launch balls “well over half a mile and into the clouds.”

And you should see what it can do to a preowned Ford Explorer. Check out the extended version below.

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