Vibra bed former

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Vibra bed former

Basic Data

Category: Cultivators

URL (first publication):

Keywords: cultivation, crop, farm, bed, former, cultivator

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Organization: L'Atelier Paysan

Project status: Active

Technical documentation

Maturity of the project: prototype

Contains PDF-drawings: Yes

Assembly instructions are published: No

Bill of materials is published: Yes


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The Vibra bed-former is a secondary cultivation tool and a bed former. It’s based on a spring tine cultivator, but also has an adjustable comb weeder and a hydraulically assisted drum roller.

It was developed as an alternative to PTO driven bed formers. Its working speed is 2 to 3 kms per hour. It’s a very useful tool for weed control on beds that have not yet been sown or transplanted. For destroying weeds, the tool should work just below the surface of the soil, with a driving speed of 5 to 6 kms per hour. The Vibra bed-former can also be used to destroy young green manures, if it is followed by a pass with the Bed Ridger to ensure the green manure is incorporated back into the ground. The joints and articulations make driving and adjusting the tool simple.

The entirety of this article, including descriptions, photos and technical drawings, are available for all to use under a Creative Commons licence. They can be distributed and modified as long as the user mentions their origins (Atelier Paysan) and ensures that all related tools and documents are also under Creative Commons. CC BY-NC-SA

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