Fortier, who calls his system "minimal tillage" or "biological tillage," will occasionally re-form raised beds with a rotary plow
, an implement produced by the Berta Franco Co.
His future inventions would include a steam plow, a rotary plow
, a cultivator for cotton plants, a lath-making machine, a hemp fiber separator, a distribution system for compressed air and, of course, his legacy, the Gatling gun.
The addition of compost and wood chip mulch in other areas of the garden improved the soil and the rotary plow
had a much easier time in these spots.
Another odd combination tractor was the Van Nostrand rotary plow
, also manufactured in 1913.
A continuous rotary plow
cooler utilizes numerous plows rotating at high speeds to aerate the sand and rapidly mix the cooling water with it.
At that time, I would have voted either for my Troy-Bilt Tiller or perhaps my four-foot rotary plow
, but after my experience with raised beds last year, I would like to change my mind.
In the "Dear Mother" department of the November issue, Roger Fields of Austin, Texas, asked about a type of tiller with a rotary plow
. One such machine was the Gravely.