Tillage Tools Workshop

Set Up, Use and Repair of Horse Drawn Farm Implements
We designed this workshop because we receive numerous requests for equipment assistance and repair from our workshop participants.  This workshop will give you a foundation and understanding of both basic and advanced horse drawn tillage tools.  Learn how, when, and why to use a particular implement to get the best results.  We will cover implement adjustment for various conditions, as well as set up and repair.  Walt Bernard, of Ruby and Amber’s Organic Oasis, a certified organic and biodynamic farm, personally conducts the workshop.  We use many different tillage tools on our farm, so participants will learn about a wide variety of both single horse and team powered implements as well as implements for larger hitches.  The emphasis of this workshop is on the equipment; there will be limited driving of horses to demonstrate and test the implements that we adjust during the workshop sessions.  The information you learn in this workshop will give you the knowledge and skills for all types of equipment adjustment and repair—especially in the field, where costly down time is avoided.

The workshop is limited to 10 hands on participants to ensure plenty of hands on learning.

Scheduled topics include:
• Is this implement restorable?
• Tools and tips for working with rusty iron
• Resources for parts and equipment
• Using heat and torch to work parts
• Harrows—spring tooth, chain, finger, spike
• Cultivators, and discs
• Mowers and Plows
• Other Implements on request
• Or—Bring your implement that needs evaluation or repair

Participants are required to have eye and hearing protection, as well as heavy leather gloves for working with metal.  Long sleeve shirts and closed toe leather boots are preferred.

The workshop price is 250.00 per person.
For more information contact: walt@workhorseworkshops.com.

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