Wish List

Equipment - Other than making-due with what we have, simply because I think we can do more…

- Mind you now, the equipment doesn't need to be new, just working, operable, and repairable.

For sustainability expansion at this point forward, a small farm operation Grain Truck +/-240Bu. or more, another Kubota L3800HST class tractor as pictured left, a bigger tractor in the 90-120HP range, such as a JD 4000 or 4020 category, to handle future harvesters such as a mounted sweet corn, and string bean pickers. We can continue minor horizontal food crop expansion within reason as we currently exist, provided donated stewardship funding continues at a sustaining level, month to month and year to year. For what we do, helping hungry neighbors in need, is afore the kindness and grace of those who avail to provide.

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A small farm operation Grain Truck +/-240Bu. or more.

Grain Dump Truck: to match the output of the Combine at harvest. +/- 240Bu or more capacity, single/dual axle, dump body. And also handle increased seed/fertilizer planting distributions in the Spring, as well as the start of produce distribution, in lue of having a box truck with or w/o a frig unit. Used about $1,500 to $8K depending on age and condition. Simply cannot afford a new one. #1 in Sustainability Expansion List

If and When we acquire a Grain Truck, we can deal our Dump Trailer to help offset the expense.

3/14 or 2/18 Roll-Over Plow, and or 3 Bottom 16" Trip Plow, preferably 3Point, but Trail hydraulic will do.

We still need to plow under the potato and carrot ground.

Two Row Potato Digger. Sure would like to get one. +/-$3500.

Also we always need another 1Row Tater Digger, +/-$400-1500. New or Used 1 Row and 2 Row Chain Potato Harvesters, either PTO Powered prefered, or Ground Driven, as our older in use models are wearing out, and chain bed replacement is more expensive than another used digger.

New Willsie or like Potato Diggers. Base: $6K+ New. After 10 years, it's time. Our old used potato diggers are wearing out with all that metal-on-metal works. We began to salvage parts off some to upkeep others. One has also been taken out of service as a spare since it's really worn down. > If we run across a mechanized potato harvester - bagger, and it is affordable, we wouldn't turn it down.

2Row Potato Ridger. Would like to do a better job with the potato crop potential. Now that we have a tractor like the MF275 which can have the tires adjusted to the width to fit the 34" planted potato row spacing, we can successfully utilize a 2Row passive Ridger. for hilling the potatoes effectively.

The String Bean Project: 1Row String Bean Harvester. Used Bean Picker and associated needs to start this project.

Bean picker, for string beans. http://www.sweere.net/Files/OXBO_BH100.pdf for expansion of the project. This is a dreamy goal. I had this idea; that if we had a 50HP output tractor and string bean picker, with more ground, we could do two crops of string beans, and/or peas along with doing the potatoes - we have the tractor. It would take 1, 2, 3-4 or 5 people to harvest this crop, an operator on tractor, and optionally 2 or 3 working with the pulled harvester machine to mechanically pick this crop. We could better diversify with low intensity harvest work and better help out with hunger in our local area. New BH100 runs about $45,000 with SHI and Prep. 1/5/15-wz. Used $8000-18,000. A new one is about $48K.

Sweet Corn Harvester. There's many version types. PTO Powered, Tow behind, or preferred a 3Pt Hitch Attached. Looking for Used obviously +/-$3,000 - 15,000.00

(No separate engine units) We need the larger tractor to handle 3Point system like the pictured, but not for the tow-type harvester such as an Oxbo BH100 type.

The String Bean Project: 1Row String Bean Harvester. Used Bean Picker and associated needs to start this project.

We need to purchase and put in a packing line with the String Bean/Pea harvester to compensate the lack of volunteers as needed at the food distribution facilities, to process this time sensitive fresh food crop. This type, about $5K Used.

Bean picker, for string beans for expansion of the project. This is a dreamy goal. I had this idea; that if we had a 50HP output tractor and string bean picker, with more ground, we could do two crops of string beans, and/or peas along with doing the potatoes - we have the tractor. It would take 1, 2, 3-4 or 5 people to harvest this crop, an operator on tractor, and optionally 2 or 3 working with the pulled harvester machine to mechanically pick this crop. We could better diversify with low intensity harvest work and better help out with hunger in our local area. New BH100 Picker runs about $45,000 with SHI and Prep. Used $8000-18,000.

5 Shank, 3Pt Chisel Plow.

Or a 5T Towable, for our mid-size 72Hp Tractors now.

7T, 3Pt if we can get the bigger Hp Tractor. Or we can take off 2 units, till we can afford the larger tractor.

100 gallon 3Pt Sprayer 20ft booms +/-$2800.

If I can just get the bigger tank - as I upgraded our present sprayer with 20ft booms in 2017, it would be AOK for now.

Automated Seed Potato Cutter, New or Used.

3Point, Plastic Mulch Layer +/-$2K

Plastic Mulch Lifter. +/-$2K

Fork Lift - Field (dirt surface) Accessible, low profile, able to handle 2,500 pound lift pallet capacity.

I find it an increasing challenge to continually handle hundreds of +50 pound bags of seed potatoes, fertilizer, and seed throughout the busy Spring planting season, and year. As we do more as well, we need to handle the unit throughput expeditiously to be able to keep up with the work pace during planting, with the limited work day people power available. +/-$3800 used.

And an Electric Pallet Jack.

Box Truck with electric tail gate, with or w/o refrigeration unit. Enlarge our supply footprint to outer Food Banks Districts.

WE ARE READY FOR THIS ANY TIME - NOW!

Woods Mower, 540PTO, Towable or 3Point Batwing for corn stalks. Can be smaller then in Pic above, such as right -->

Grain Auger, 6". For unloading grain wagons into trailer for hauling. $1000-$3K used.

Grain Bin with Dryer, 5,000Bu capability, Unloader, and outside Auger to load.

Bin is filled by this Auger

Used Row Crop, High Clearance Tractor with Cultivators & Fertilizer Applicator. $3000 Up to $20K venture.


8ft Transport Culti-mulcher.

Makes a nice seed bed for corn planting, crushing the clumps for carrots and sweet corn before planting.

Typically, $900-3500 Used.

Car Ports and 1Acre Admin Space, erected for equipment storage protection for Combine and other such as JD 4000 4Row Planter.

In near term reality, an accessible 1Acre flat plot of land, to have and move all our equipment and outfitting to, overhead storage for equipment, with a garage to work on equipment, and a small residual office / shed(s).

We are in need of additional land use. Especially for sustainability / support crop land.

Alpha-Omega. In the high vision of this Diaconal Mission; we could use Endowment Fund(s), toward envisioned expansion to (Now at 55Acrs in 2016) 70, 150, and 300 acres, the possibly of gifted or granted use of a Farm Facility with that acreage, moving toward the 'Christian Center at Hamburg' of 1,000 acres a year producing 1,000,000 pounds of fresh food grown yearly all donated to local hungry neighbors in need, while offering other additional retreat-type services as well. Yes, I know, you're blinking. But this is the possibility.

> Link to think about <

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2016/06/24/mormon-welfare-program/31091


A Pot-o-Gold.

  • Fresh "String Bean" packing line system.
  • Potato Cleaning or Washer System
  • Potato Bagging System
  • Pound Weigh Scale(s), larger and more suited then the bathroom scales we use for the 5# bags we pack, as we move to bigger faster clearing infrastructure systems for tater harvest.
  • Hospitality Trailer, such as the small ones seen at local fairs and carnivals. Make it easier for us to supply hospitality to volunteers at Harvest Sessions – French Fries, Drinks, Hotdogs and the like. It’s extra curricular and extravagant but would help, for our numbers are few between me and Linda. Will make our picking sessions easier as we go mobile to various remote plots.
  • Potable portable Water Tank setup for Remote Hospitality harvest sessions.
  • 5# or 10# (prefer mesh or paper) Potato Bags & Ties for this seasons potatoes, or 10# Paper Potato Bags and Sealer/Sewing Mechanism 5# - Eastern Poly 5,000, 10 Pound 3,000 - if Paper with Window.
  • A second 3PT Pallet Fork lift for our existing tractors.

Matthew 14:13-21. {'No, you do it, for I will be with you.' }

13Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns.14When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick.15When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16Jesus said to them, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” 17They replied, “We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.”18And he said, “Bring them here to me.”19Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.20And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full.21And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.