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    Root Washer

    Root Washer

    An open-source root washer that can be built sturdily with NO WELDING. Thanks to SARE for helping make this project happen!

    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.

    Horsedrawn Root Digger

    Horsedrawn Root Digger

    This two-horse implement is designed to lift up row crops. We use it to lift carrots, green garlic and garlic for harvest, as well as brassica plants after their harvest is over.

    Root Vegetable Bed lifter

    Root Vegetable Bed lifter

    This a root vegetable bedlifter. It was designed by a Local Potsdam farmer and we were tasked with improving the design. It is attached by a three point hitch and is used to dig underneath shallow root vegetables and loosen the soil around them, making it easier to harvest.

    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.

    Low Cost Row Crop Header

    Low Cost Row Crop Header

    This low cost prototype attachment bolts onto a standard grain head to enable harvesting of crops like sunflower and corn without changing heads.

    Equipment Lending

    Equipment Lending

    Documentation and conversation around various equipment lending models.