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    Triangle quick-attach to 3 point hitch

    Triangle quick-attach to 3 point hitch

    This quick attach system enables more rapid and safer changing of implements than a standard three point hitch. The design also enables use of a standard three point hitch if the tractor side portion of the quick attach system is not installed.

    Vacuum Material Handler

    Vacuum Material Handler

    This material handler design, created at this year's Farm Hack in Davis, CA, consists of a vacuum system to lift grain from a truck into to hopper below the vacuum unit. The vacuum unit is located above the machine of intended use (a grain cleaner for example). Once the vacuum hopper fills up, the vacuum is turned off and then a gate at the bottom of the vacuum hopper is opened and the grain falls down into the hopper of the grain cleaner. Areas left for research include: vacuum type, vacuum hopper geometry, vacuum hose type, automatic shut-off to prevent vacuum motor overheating, and dust safety considering static electricity. Vacuum systems like these are currently used in wood production and water related industries.

    Organizers Call

    Organizers Call

    An organizational tool for connecting folks working remotely from a number of locations. Regular google hangouts. Ask to be invited to join us!

    DIY Farm/Bike Trailer

    DIY Farm/Bike Trailer

    A bulletproof, versatile, inexpensive bike trailer. For $20.

    Ground-Driven PTO Forecart converted from antique tractor

    Ground-Driven PTO Forecart converted from antique tractor

    This ground-driven PTO forecart is made out of a CASE VC tractor. We split the engine off of the rear end, and built the rear end up into a cart, adding a deck, tongues, a seat, and a railing. Generally, a forecart is used in between a team of draft horses and a piece of farm equipment and includes a place for the teamster to stand or sit while operating the machinery. For us at the Northland Sheep Dairy that means a 14 ft rotary tedder (tested and functional) but it could be used for many different PTO-driven pieces of equipment--perhaps even combines and balers. This project was undertaken at the Northland Sheep Dairy by Donn Hewes.

    Equipment Lending

    Equipment Lending

    Documentation and conversation around various equipment lending models.

    Prone Farm Mobility Vehicle

    Prone Farm Mobility Vehicle

    To improve farm mobility and harvest ease, especially for wheelchair farmers. A prone harvest/ planting/ weeding vehicle

    Books

    Books

    This is a list of books that people have found useful in running a farm. Typically How-To or books explaining tools and techniques.