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dc.contributor.authorTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-02T13:13:42Z
dc.date.available2014-10-02T13:13:42Z
dc.date.issued1988
dc.identifier.citationCTA. 1988. Perfected yet rejected. Spore 16. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
dc.identifier.issn1011-0054
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/44892
dc.descriptionAnimal-drawn wheeled toolcarriers have been an engineering success, but a farming failure. This is the conclusion from Paul Starkey's detailed analysis of why these multipurpose implements have been rejected by farmers. To date, about 10,000 wheeled toolcarriers of over 45 different designs have been made, yet few have ever been used by farmers. Being a multipurpose tool their design is a compromise; they cannot therefore be as efficient in doing particular jobs as the single-purpose implement. For example, if the cart has to be suitable for weeding as well, then its centre of gravity has to be raised. This makes it less safe as a load carrier. One major break-down with the toolcarrier and the farmer has lost his whole range of equipment. There is no doubt that the toolcarrier is a successful and effective implement in the optimal conditions of a research station, and Paul Starkey lists 150 reports that have been published on that experience. But there have been virtually no published reports describing the views and experiences of farmers. Paul Starkey calls for the reports of these 'failures' to be published so that lessons can be learnt, and time and money saved. For more details, contact: GTZ Postfach 5180 D-6236 Eschborn 1 GERMANY
dc.description.abstractAnimal-drawn wheeled toolcarriers have been an engineering success, but a farming failure. This is the conclusion from Paul Starkey's detailed analysis of why these multipurpose implements have been rejected by farmers. To date, about 10,000...
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCTA
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpore, Spore 16
dc.sourceSpore
dc.titlePerfected yet rejected
dc.typeNews Item
cg.subject.ctaCROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION
cg.identifier.statusOpen Access
cg.contributor.affiliationTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
cg.fulltextstatusFormally Published
cg.identifier.urlhttp://collections.infocollections.org/ukedu/en/d/Jcta16e/
cg.placeWageningen, The Netherlands


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