Submitted by Inventorpaul61 on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:05pm Tool Concept Stage: Prototype Primary problem statement: I am a farmer and I want a tool to replace my tractor for low horsepower jobs where human power is sufficient because it's possible depending on the job and better for my health.. Read more about this problem statement License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Description: Self driven laydown weeder. It runs on a 350 watts electric motor. It is geared down so top speed is around half a mile an hour, which is enough for weeding,( Most weeders don't go faster than a quarter mile an hour. ) and the advantage of gearing it down is its power. It weighs around 400 pounds and carries easily three adults of about 150 pounds each. The rechargeable batteries will last for three days on a full load.Add new comment Submitted by jameyg on Wed, 08/29/2018 - 1:28pm Hi Paul, I was working with a farmer pal of mine to build something similar to what's on the site. would like to know of your progress and whether you have drawings you can share. we are particularly interested and exploring motor to hub drive concepts. any leads would be appreciated. Much thanks! Cheers, Jamey Gerlaugh firstname.lastname@example.org Log in or register to post comments Submitted by Luke Foster on Sat, 06/13/2020 - 10:32pm Hi Inventor Paul, I'm based in Australia and am a small-scale market gardener. I'd be interested to know more about your successes/failures with this laydown weeder. I want to make one myself. Cheers, Luke Log in or register to post comments Documentation Documentation Wiki: Bill of materials Other tools needed to build this tool Step-by-step build instructions Supporting materials ie. SketchUp files, CAD drawings, photos, video, technical drawings. Add new comment I like this tool up0 users have voted. I built (or modified) this tool up0 users have voted.