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.
Tenders are invited for Purchase of one new and unused all-wheel drive dual engine cab forward chassis carrier vehicle with a high-speed front-mounted two-stage rotary plow
(snow blower) with a minimum capacity of 5,000 tons per hour, and a 22-foot, front mount dual-purpose runway broom to be used on the same chassis as the rotary plow
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.
I don't know where or if the rotary plow
is still being made, but I have seen Gravely lawn mowers in recent times, so at least the brand name still exists.