Talk:Multipurpose toolbar

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Have you given any consideration to the standard three-point mount found on most tractors? It already supports hundreds, if not thousands of tools. Mjn 12:43, 1 June 2011 (PDT)

Thanks for the comment Mark! A toolbar is a different concept. It is more like a multi use implement. A Toolbar can be used even without a tractor, with animal or winch draw. Of course, to maintain integration with the LifeTrac and MicroTrac, it should have some standard coupling with them.

The idea and some commercial examples can be found in the page 45 of : Tools for Agriculture: A Buyer’s Guide to Appropriate Equipment, , ITDG, 1985, 1992: (, And more discussion of multipurpose agricultural machines in pg 313 of Dibble Sticks, Donkeys, and Diesels: Machines in Crop Production, by Joseph Campbell, available from IRRI Publications, P.O. Box 933, Manila, Philippines: ( The idea was highly researched from the sixties to the eighties, but was not widely accepted by the farmers in low developed countries, mainly because of the costs. I think that the OSE approach can help overcome this.

Sorry about the delay in answering. I’m still learning about how to use the wiki…FabioFranca 22:48, 9 June 2011 (PDT)