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    Pig Tractor/mobile Breeder sow pen

    Pig Tractor/mobile Breeder sow pen

    I came up with this SOW Tractor after giving some thought to the issue of having sows highly mobile, highly contained and safe healthy and happy. It also solves a problem I've seen in pasture management. If you'll notice alot of hay farmers get further and further from the feild edge every Cutting to avoid damaging their cutters. Running a pig tractor around your feild edges and pasture fringes allows you to make use of otherwise fallow ground harvest soft mass, legumes, and grasses improve sow health and cut down on actual feed inputs. This improves efficiency and effectiveness making it more cost effective to keep breeder sows herd and a boar. It also improves the ground was well. I use repurposed 71/2" I Beams as my sled runners. (3-4" pipe would work just as well... Aluminum would be better as it would reduce weight) I built it 10' ID x 24' long. Thus will fit on top of most 16' utility trailers for easy transportation to a different site. I used 11g 11/4" Square tubing for my upright supports. 3/4" black pipe for my horizontal supports. The side material was 2"x4" x 20' welded horse panels. I used three 3" drill stem pipes welded to the I Beams 1" off the bottom cut to width to hold the I Beams together. The serve as land levelers and manure spreaders, if you leave it set too long and the SOW turns the ground over. The roof is 11/2" pipe trusses with re purposed sheet metal screwed down to it using self tapping screws. Start by squaring up the sled runners, and welding in the drag braces. Build gussets for the front, helping keep it Square and in good shape. Add the uprights on each corner, and at the halfway point. Then install the horizontal braces. I put one support in 6" above the I beam top to account for the nature of hogs to scratch and rub on things. Then weld the horse panels to the I beam and other supports. I welded every other hole on the panel. The more welded down it is the less damage they can do. On the back end I built a support shelf to hold a 275g water tank. I use a hose to pipe the water to a drinking nipple. They have clean drinking water at all times. This pen is very noble with a tractor, but in muddy conditions it can be tough to move. I plan to add repurposed tractor trailer Dolly's to the back corners and weld spindaly to the foot so I can put wheels that Jack down on the back...This will improve mobility in tough conditions.

    Geodetic Greenhouse

    Geodetic Greenhouse

    30 ft. diameter dome greenhouse

    Modular Hop Oast or Tray Drier for Herbs

    Modular Hop Oast or Tray Drier for Herbs

    This tool is a multiple tray drier that was developed for drying hops. It could be used for drying herbs and even fruits and vegetables as well. One of the key features of the drier is the use of multiple trays, which allow for separation of different crops or different varieties of the same crop. Additionally, it uses a PID controller for the heater that leads to very stable temperature control.

    Community Compost Exchange

    Community Compost Exchange

    Incentivized Community Compost System

    small tractor cart trailer

    small tractor cart trailer

    small tractor cart trailer I bought this cultivator from an auction and paid R$1000 (US$350). Normally it goes for Us$1000 in brazil which is very expansive if you think about it. I started to look for a trailer and the prices were ridiculous high. U$1200. I decided to make my own trailer with bed tilt and brakes!

    Sinking shellfish bags for polyculture of Oysters and Clams

    Sinking shellfish bags for polyculture of Oysters and Clams

    A sinking clam bag/longline system designed to sit in the sediments below a floating subtidal oyster farm- allowing for increased use of vertical water-column .

    Tote Washer

    Tote Washer

    This is a washer designed to rinse off harvest totes between uses in the field. It was designed and built for the Small Farms program at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, Oregon with a Clackamas Extension Innovation Grant.

    Self Contained Mobile Biodiesel Processing Trailer

    Self Contained Mobile Biodiesel Processing Trailer

    The farm based self contained mobile biodiesel plant constructed by GreenStart is based on a common aluminum beverage trailer platform. The heat and power is provided by a 3 phase diesel generator coupled with a 10hp air compressor. Each functional component is designed to fit the standard beverage skid of 36" square which enables swapping of components. The shutter sides provide secure weatherproof environment for storage and transport. The low deck height also facilitates operation and maintenance from the ground level.

     Farm Internet of Things Suite (RaspberryPi Based)

    Farm Internet of Things Suite (RaspberryPi Based)

    A suite of Farm Internet of things sensors organized around common farm use cases including but not limited to monitoring and management of Soil and Crop health, root cellar, greenhouse, walk-in cooler, compost pile, germination chamber, livestock fence and water, irrigation, bird control. This Suite of hardware fits within the FarmOS Farm Observatory system to manage parameters and alerts through a visual programming interface based on Scratch/Blockly.

    ISOBlue

    ISOBlue

    Free the data: an open source project to forward ISOBUS messages from tractors over Bluetooth.