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    Logging Arch, Dump Cart, and all-purpose Forecart for Draft Horses

    Logging Arch, Dump Cart, and all-purpose Forecart for Draft Horses

    This is a three-in-one tool designed and built by Donn Hewes at Northland Sheep Dairy in Marathon, NY. The dump portion is easily removable if the cart is being used either as a forecart or as a logging arch.

    Biketractor

    Biketractor

    Bike tractor used for weeding, planting, harvesting, hoeiing, marking rows,..

    Inexpensive Variable Speed Control Using a Light Dimmer Switch

    Inexpensive Variable Speed Control Using a Light Dimmer Switch

    This tool uses a modern light dimming switch to provide variable speed control of a motor (fan, pump, etc.) It turns out these dimmers use silicon controlled rectifiers (SCR's) which allow for very nice voltage control, and hence speed control in motors common to farm applications. More on SCR here: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-the-SCR-and-a-voltage-regulator.

    Tractor or tool carrier for cultivating and harvesting

    Tractor or tool carrier for cultivating and harvesting

    The tractor I have designed has been in use for two years cultivating cutflower and garlic. I have some modifications I'd like to see and than create another one to sell to farmers. Also need sources to reduce cost of manufacturing and developing safety guidlines Listed is the tractor on our first run https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U_H1L_tLV9I

    Bed lifter

    Bed lifter

    Heavy Stirrup design using used municipal equipment cutting edge scrap...grader/plow blade. Requires a heavy frame to mount to 3-pt, and grader blade 'stirrup' must be specially welded to suit the high carbon alloy...usually 1070-1090 steel. Preheat, multiple passes with a low hydrogen rod such as 7018, 8018 11018, and post heat/slow cool. I use a milling machine to drill holes in the linking parts, and buy the pins at Tractor Supply, grade 8 bolts to attach the 'stirrup' at K.L. Jack. Category 1 or 2 setup. Best to lay out the height of the unit with careful measurements of the tractor's hitch movement to make sure you get the right depth. Also it seems to help the depth issue by angling the bottom blade of the 'stirrup' about 5 degrees to make it cut and drive itself deeper. Most farm tractors don't have down pressure ability, and the bed lifter can work its way out of the ground without some way to keep it engaged in the soil. My use of massive I beam 8 x 28# helps. Have not broken one yet in this rocky Maine soil. Units I've built have about 20 hrs labor and $50 in parts, mostly scavenged I beam 'drops' up to 4' wide. I've sold them, custom width and depth, for $300-$400 I have some Auto Cad drawings to share if you're interested.

    High-tunnel bed and trellised crops sprayer

    High-tunnel bed and trellised crops sprayer

    A bed and trellised crop sprayer for high tunnel use which will improve the efficiency and efficacy for application of crop protectants and possibly foliar feeds and other liquid amendments.

    Bed Flamer (Hand pulled)

    Bed Flamer (Hand pulled)

    18” wide 4 burner bed flamer with backpack mounted propane tank that can be pulled down the bed.

    Open source FMIS

    Open source FMIS

    Ekylibre is an ERP to help farmer keeping all records in one place.

    Fertile Landscapes Plow

    Fertile Landscapes Plow

    Franck Chevallier has developed a open source subsoiler which is designed to be able to be built by local metal workers using readily available materials. In 2016 Regrarians' Darren J. Doherty instigated the formation of a working group to develop formal CAD plans to support Franck's effort and to further develop the #KeylineSuperPlow concept we've been working on since 2006/7. Luke Hallam came to the fore with the development of many CAD concept models and these are manifested in this set of working drawings. Luke and Franck have done a great service in doing this fantastic and unpaid work! The best feature of Franck's design is the very unique and effective shank break out mechanism. Its superior to any other system commercially available, with the exception of the very expensive hydraulic break out systems. The next step is to have the #KeylineSuperPlow concept go through a similar CAD process and this is now underway.

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