Wish List

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

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

   For expansion at this point forward,  another parallel Kubota L3800/3901HST class tractor L3901H (+/-$23K New) (or slightly larger HP HST tractor) as pictured left. And a bigger tractor in the 80-100HP range, such as a JD 4000 or 4020 category, to handle future harvesters such as a mounted sweet corn unit, and to augment  current work with larger field equipment. 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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This page updated: 4/27/22

1. A 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.

3/14 or 2/18 Roll-Over Plow.

We still need to moldboard plow  the potato and vegetable ground.

2. Sweet Corn Harvester. There's many version types. PTO Powered, preferred Tow Behind, or a 3Pt Hitch Attached for 80HP Class Tractor if we had one. Looking for Used obviously +/-$3,000 - 25,000.00 used unit.

(No separate engine units like old FMCs.) We need the larger tractor to handle 3Point system like the pictured, but not for the tow-type harvester such as an Oxbo CP 100 type.  If we can acquire these harvesters, we can discontinue the Combine, Grain Truck, Field Corn Picker, and Gravity Wagons for Field Corn and Soybeans, with continued stewardships.

The String Bean Project: 1Row String Bean Harvester is purchased, and we could implement associated needs to better serve this project.

3. We need to purchase and put in a packing line with the String Bean/Pea, Carrot harvesters 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.

We could better diversify with low intensity harvest work and better help out with hunger in our local area. 

And a new Oxbo CP 100 Sweet Corn Picker runs about $60,000 with SHI and Prep. Used $8,000-25,000.

4. 110 gallon 3Pt Sprayer +24ft. 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.

U.S. Small Farm Potato Planter

5. We'd like to get a Pick Head Planter due to sloped ground and the size of our cut seed pieces, but a Cup Head might have to do.

Replacement for JD4425; Gleaner Combine with heads, 4Row 30" Corn Head, and Grain Reel, Diesel Engine, in good working order.

6. 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.

7. And an Electric Pallet Jack

8. Replacement; F250 Class P/U 4WD Truck w/Tow Package

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

(My Farmall Cub is out for repairs. If repaired, can fill this need though not a HighCrop.)

10. 8ft Transport Culti-mulcher. Typically, $900-3500 Used.

Makes a nice seed bed for planting, crushing the clumps of soil nicely before planting.

Barrel Washer for Root Crops like Carrots.

Car Ports and 1Acre Admin Space, and erections for equipment storage protection for Combine and other such as JD 4000 4Row Planter, Potato Planter, Corn Picker, and other needed weather-safer equipment. This is an "economy" structure provision.

Four Row 3Point Liquid Fertilizer Applicator of some sort.

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

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

Grain Bin is filled by this type Auger

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 <


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

A Pot-o-Gold.

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).

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.