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There have been several of these out there through the years:

mysare.sare.org/sare_project/fne07-603/?page=final&view=print

http://www.readingeagle.com/berks-country/article/solar-powered-picking-...

http://localbanquet.com/stories/issues/2016/fall-2016-issue-38/item/craf...

as well as supine (sitting) versions.

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<p> There have been several of these out there through the years:</p> <p> mysare.sare.org/sare_project/fne07-603/?page=final&amp;view=print</p> <p> http://www.readingeagle.com/berks-country/article/solar-powered-picking-assistant-takes-berry-pickers-for-a-ride</p> <p> http://localbanquet.com/stories/issues/2016/fall-2016-issue-38/item/crafty-cultivation</p>
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<p> One classic pedal powered machine is Rodale's "Energy Cycle" in "Pedal Power In Work, Leisure and Transportation"</p> <p> http://farmhack.org/sites/default/files/forum/Pedal_Power_In_Work_Leisure_And_Transportation_1977.pdf</p> <p> Relevant chapter starts on pdf pg 67.</p>
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<p> Here's a list of documents on pedal power machines that I have downloaded in the past couple months:</p> <p> forage chopper pedal powered.docx<br /> human powered chaff cutter.pdf<br /> human powered chaff cutter output.pdf<br /> human powered flywheel optimization.pdf<br /> human powered paddy harvester.pdf<br /> human powered trip hammer.pdf<br /> pedal chaff cutter.pdf<br /> pedal driven unit.pdf<br /> pedal flour mill.pdf<br /> pedal powered Blender Mayapedal.pdf<br /> pedal powered ice cream maker.pdf<br /> pedal powered nursery fertilizer mixer.pdf<br /> pedal powered pump.pdf<br /> Pedal Powered Soap_Mixer_ny0207.pdf<br /> pedal water distiller.pdf</p>
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<p> It's hard to beat the maul. See:</p> <p> www.pssurvival.com/ps/Firewood/Splitting_Firewood_1981.pdf</p> <p> There are hand powered versions:</p> <p> http://www.harborfreight.com/10-ton-hydraulic-log-splitter-67090.html</p> <p> Maybe you could modify it to use hands and feet a la NordicTrack</p> <p> https://www.nordictrack.com/fitness/en/NordicTrack/Skiers/nordictrack-classic-pro-skier</p> <p> (and get in shape for cross country skiing at the same time)</p> <p> and foot powered hydraulic piston pumps:</p> <p> http://www.enerpac.com/en/news/lightweight-hydraulic-foot-pump</p> <p> You could attach two to get a "Stairmaster" hydraulic pump similar to treadle water pumps:</p> <p> http://www.kickstart.org/products/super-moneymaker/</p> <p> http://treadlepump.blogspot.com/<br /> &nbsp;</p>
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<p> Designed for rear attachment. I got one of these to attach to the forks frame on the front end loader to easily transport a second implement with the tractor. I'll probably get another for the rear.</p> <p> http://www.harborfreight.com/3-point-quick-hitch-27-3-16-inch-clearance-97214.html</p>