This multi-purpose implement is based on a French design, and has been reengineered for use with a single draft animal or smaller team. It is known as "Anny's All-in-One". One of the key features is for the tool work off-center of draft; meaning your animal can walk between the crop rows while the tool works in the crop row. This would be useful in hilling or harvesting potatoes or even setting up planting beds.
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Purpose of Device/service:
To create a tool that accommodates the needs of those small farmers who do not want to own a tractor or feed a team of full size draft horses. This tool would be ideal for a couple of acres or less of row crops. Its purpose is to provide an economical way for small-scale farmers to accomplish a variety of tasks such as plowing, discing, harrowing, and setting up beds.
Functional principles, engineering:
The tool is designed to work off-center of draft, allowing the animal to walk the furrow while the tool works the bed or row. The tool will be available with discs for hilling, a simple plow, potato plow, harrow and other standard tools as needed. Changing tools does not require hand tools and the tool angle can be changed while you are working.
Additionally - this tool will be strong enough to use behind a full sized draft horse or a team doing work suitable to its function, but when stored it will not take up much room and will be easily transported. The tool angle, handlebar height and angle can be changed while working. Unlike riding tools, Anny’s All in One will be easier to use on slopes and hills.
This is a quality, US made tool built to last and not constructed of found objects or recycled parts.
Rating of completion: 100%
- For Use: Driving single horse or small draft team, hitching and unhitching tools from team
- For Manufacture: Welding,machining,hardening skills
Other equipment needed:
Single or double draft team