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Bed ridger

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Bed ridger

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Category: Cultivators

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Keywords: ridger, crops, cultivation, manures, soil, organic matter

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Organization: L'Atelier Paysan

Project status: Active

Translation status: 1-Without Translation

Technical documentation

Maturity of the project: prototype

Contains PDF-drawings: Yes

Assembly instructions are published: Yes

Contributing guide is published: No

Mechanical hardware

Contains original mechanical hardware: Yes

CAD Format:

License for mechanical hardware: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Electronic hardware

Contains original electronic hardware: No


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Contains original software: No

Technology Readyness Level TRL: 2

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The bed ridger can be used instead of a plough to incorporate crop residue and green manures into the soil. The ridger can also be used to reshape a bed if it has been flattened following cultivation work.
This model of ridger with three discs was chosen because it produces raised beds at least 40 cms high without working the soil too deeply. The spacing of the discs allow the whole surface of a bed to be lightly cultivated. Rather than burying organic matter deep into the soil by ploughing, the organic matter is buried into the ridge, where it can quickly decompose, although dry conditions can hinder the breakdown of organic material. However, there are solutions! We have adapted the traditional asparagus ridger for cultivation work on permanent beds, incorporating into our design double coil goosefoot hoes for weeding paths, depth wheels to adjust the height of the implement, a central ridger to rework pre-existing beds and a quick hitch triangle system so that the tool can be easily mounted to a tractor.
This work is licensed by L'Atelier Paysan under Licence - CC-BY-NC-SA

Technical documentation

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