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Not a lot of response, but perhaps, like me, people did not realise the forum had been set up.
I have about 16 acres near Castelo Branco, Portugal with previous farms (in reverse order) Scotland (22 acres), Australia (3000+ and sharefarming) England (2, 9 and 163) so have been around a wee bit. I am supposed to be retired, but.............
I am interested in things I can make myself because it is difficult to buy anything other than basic farm machinery for tractors. 2 wheelers are very common, as is donkey power, but there are quite a few compacts about too. I have an NH 45hp 4wd so plenty of power for my property size, but there are three things I would like to make that I cannot find plans for:-
1. A turnip/pumpkin/fodder beet chipper (not a slicer, that is easy) but a revolving chipper. My memory of one I used to own is not good enough to make the chipping "cut outs" and how to get the chips to fall into a box underneath.
2. A simple hay turner. I can buy an Acrobat at about €600(?$US450?) but that is pricey for my small acreage. Contractors simply refuse to turn except immediately in front of the baler - 3 weeks after cutting. Why? Because that is the way they do it here!!!
3. More complicated. Some sort of threshing device for beans and small grains. A flail (I have one) is a long slow process and I would like to grow up to about 2 acres of crop.
I have made a stone rake, pick-up box for the stones, a subsoiler to fix to that frame, a two row corn drill that fits my scarifier, harrows and the odd hand tool. Sorry I do not have the technical ability to take and post photos, but am willing to go into correspondence with anybody that wants details of what I did to make the equipment, using only a hand held metal cutter, 10mm drill and a welder. I have no fancy tools or workshop.
The above post is mine. Old McDonald.
My dear good fellow i am intrestd in joining you because i have been dreaming to be a technologist or Electronics Engineer but circumstance here in my country Nigeria had made me to go into technical education with respect to building currently i am in level 100 reply me
I can apply propeler or electric motor to a carton working fan and to a carton moving toy car
i build old school flatties, flat bottum skiffs, with the vintage looks, keep the tradational look, and lots of teak , and zebra transom,look for me getting to go full time at it, thankyou,marlin
hello everybody im euro from phills