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Mobile disc 

mounting

Double coil tyne 

(left)

Tool bar for discs

Frame

Double coil tyne 

(right)

Seed box

Mounting 

clamp for depth 

wheel 

Depth wheel 

Furrow opener

Mounting for adjustable 

furrow openers

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 :

«This green manure drilling 

machine for vineyards was 

invented by a winegrower in the 

Jura region of eastern France. 

Having noticed how useful 

this implement was, other 

winegrowers in the area wanted 

to reproduce it for use on their 

own farms.

A local organisation for the 

promotion of organic agriculture 

(GAB Jura) contacted Atelier 

Paysan to work on a technical 

drawing for the seed drill, the 

inventor having agreed to share 

his creation. Following Atelier 

Paysan’s work, the design of 

the seed drill is now available 

under Creative Commons. It 

was re-designed using standard 

metal parts to make it easy to 

reproduce.»

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 :

«The Sandwich” is a multi-

purpose tool adapted for 

cultivation in orchards. It was 

developed by the GRAB (Group 

for the Research of Organic 

Agriculture) in partnership with 

Atelier Paysan. It has already 

been prototyped and tested, 

and the technical drawings are 

now available to provide more 

details of the tool’s design and 

development..»

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Front quick hitch triangle (to pull the tool)

Back quick hitch triangle 

(to push the tool)

Hydraulic jack to control the width of the 

tool

Multi-use tool bar (on which 

you can fix spring tynes, disc 

harrows, etc) 

Main frame

Sliding extension bar

Tool bar frame

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 :

«The Roloflex is a crimper roller 

designed to work on raised beds. 

This tool can also crush green 

manures on uneven ground 

where a classic rigid roller could 

not do the job.»

Tension spring, giving flexibility to the roller for work 

on ridges

Screw to adjust tension 

Ball bearing hub 

Vertical articulated arms 

Flexible roller : discs 

connected by welded 

chain links 

Blades : welded at an 

angle to optimise the 

weight of the roller 

Quick hitch triangle 

Depth wheel to adjust 

impact of roller 

according to ground 

level

Frame

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 :

«The Organic Agriculture 

Research Group (GRAB) of 

Avignon are working together 

with Atelier Paysan to design 

a series of tools as part of the 

SOILVEG project. One tool 

requested was a crimper roller 

to destroy plant cover. Following 

preliminary discussions, the 

GRAB opted for a large rigid 

roller (2.2m wide) rather than 

the flexible roloflex roller.»

Roller blades are staggered and 

sharp to optimise impact on 

plant cover 

Quick hitch triangle 

Pillow block 

bearing 

Mounting for quick hitch 

triangle, allowing roller to be 

used with Strip till cultivator

Frame

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 :

«The Organic Agriculture 

Research Group (GRAB) of 

Avignon are working together 

with Atelier Paysan to design 

a series of tools as part of 

the SOILVEG project. One 

tool requested was a strip-till 

cultivator to cut and create a 

furrow into a plant cover, after 

the crimper roller.»

Mounting clamp for adjustable blades

Adjustable blade, to cut 

further into furrow 

Serrated disc which cuts into 

plant cover

Quick hitch triangle (can be mounted on 

its own or behind the crimper roller, 

increasing weigth and impact of roller)

Frame

Weight : 217 kg

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 :

«The quick hitch triangle 

replaces the traditional three 

point linkage system. With the 

quick hitch triangle, you can 

hitch a tool onto a tractor in 

a matter of seconds without 

getting out of the cab. It’s also 

a safer and more efficient way 

of hitching on tools. Below is all 

the information you need on the 

quick hitch triangle…»

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Standard model

Adaptable hitch model

2 welded U 

shaped plates 

Metal plate with laser-cut 

slot to attach male triangle

Weight : 15 kg

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 :

«Following trials by François 

BOREL (livestock farmer) drilling 

forage crops straight into 

stubble, or re-seeding meadows, 

a group of 4 farmers around  la 

Roque d’Anthéron, between the 

Vaucluse and Bouche du Rhône 

in France, expressed an interest 

in finding out more about direct 

sowing practices.»

Adjustable depth 

wheel

Chain, to cover the furrow

Rear quick hitch triangle, to push the 

tool (or add a roller if the tool is pulled)

Moveable beams (on pivots) to 

adjust the striking angle of the 

tools

Pneumatic Distributor

Front quick hitch triangle, to 

pull the tool 

Suspension coil spring (to 

lighten disc impact)

Inverted T shaped blade to 

open out the furrow

Double-coil tyne

Opening disc, creating  the 

furrow in front of the share

Weight : 817 kg

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 :

«Since our first meeting with 

the winegrowers of St Joseph in 

the Ardèche (South East France) 

in August 2014, the project of 

designing a cultivation tool for 

work on sloping vineyards has 

moved forward considerably.

The request came from 

winegrowers cultivating on 

sloping who had get off their 

tractor after each pass in order 

to adjust their machinery. The 

idea was to design a tool able 

to work on two half rows of 

grapevines, which could adjusted 

without getting off the tractor.

The name “Dahu” refers to an 

imaginary wild mountain animal 

with long back legs and shorter 

front legs, and was chosen 

because of the tool’s adjustable 

depth wheels.»

Adjustable finger harrows to level ground

Extendable frame, allowing tool to be widened to 

fit span between vines rows (1.5 to 2.5 metres) 

directed by sensors

Hydraulic jack, allowing tractor and 

equipment to turn at the end of row

Quick hitch triangle

Extendable frame (mounted on 

parallelogram) with 20 cm extension 

to adapt to angle of slope 

Directional wheels (adapted to 

sloping ground)

Harrow implements with sensor 

to adjust the distance between 

tool and vines

Adjustable discs, to push soil 

towards or away from ridges

Finger weeder made of recyled 

rubber, mounted on springs to 

regulate pressure of the tool on 

the vines

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 :

«Developed in collaboration with 

a farmer/baker group, this grain 

brush is a processing machine 

of the right scale for its users, 

making it possible to extract as 

much dust as possible from the 

wheat grain before it goes to the 

mill. This makes for a cleaner 

flour and lowers the amount of 

mycotoxins in the flour which 

are concentrated in this dust. 

The aim of the brush is to 

improve the quality of the flour 

and bring the farmer/baker 

group into line with existing or 

future regulations concerning 

this toxin.  »

Grain supply

Outer casing 

Motor

Sortie du grain

Bearing, holds 

the rotor shaft 

rotor

Sweepers (brush the grain)

Flange (guides the 

grains towards the exit)

Sieve in wire mesh

Suction

Rotor

Weight (without motor) : 72 kg

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 :

«Copied from the popular 

horse-drawn Swiss Bucher tool, 

the Néo-Bucher is the fruit of 

a collaboration between the 

organisation Hippotese and 

Atelier Paysan. Conserving 

the qualities of the original 

design and incorporating 

new improvements, such as 

the adjustable handlebar or 

the suspension spring, we 

have created a tool which 

is accessible, replicable and 

even more functional than its 

original.»

Frame for shafts

Adjustment level

Tool box

Handle to 

adjust tension

Notched bar

Support stand

Mounting bracket for 

handlebar

Caliper 

suspension

Rack and pinion mechanism for 

handlebar

Tool bar 

Handlebar

Steering column

Clevis to attach 

swingle tree