Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am
The workshop will include examples of typical requests, feasibility considerations, then look at successful projects.
A variety of material, bearings, and fasteners will be discussed to demonstrate how readily available components can ease fabrication and maintenance.
Topics covered will include:
- Building your own machinery/partnering with other farms, vs. outsourcing, how to determine best return on investment
- How to determine quality of outside manufacturers, what machines an efficient shop would have
- Design principles that minimize construction, downtime, parts inventory, ie; self-aligning bearings & styles, adapting existing designs, sourcing parts
- Case Studies; 3pt hitch compost spreader, garlic clove separator, prone & supine transplanting/weeding/harvesting platforms
- Safety and liability considerations
Speaker: Daniel Haartman
Daniel looks forward to sharing his insights from over 20 years experience building & repairing machinery and commercial food processing lines.
His organic experience ranges from forage crops, market gardening, plus a passion for the food he prepares and eats.
A licensed 433A Industrial Mechanic, his entrepreneurial and artistic spirit comes alive at Community Machinery in Sackville, New Brunswick.