Jeff Esdaile's Two-Wheel Tractor Newsletter

The Conservation Agriculture Group at Cornell is pleased to host Jeff Esdaile's Two-Wheel Tractor Newsletter. Here you'll find back issues from July 2011 on. Published not necessarily every month, we nonetheless put new issues up as soon as they're received, so check back periodically to see what's new! (Contact Jeff for question about Two-Wheel Tractor content.)

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June 2018Two Wheel Tractor Newsletter


Two wheel tractor September 2014
Ndume Push-Pull Planter in Africa
‘Gongli Africa’ Prototype
Two wheel tractor September 2014
Seed Drills in Africa and Asia
December 2013
Chinese Mini-Tractors
March 2014
Seed Drills
December 2013
JEM CA-Seeder (1-row seeder) and
the Intermech 2WT seed drill
October2013 Two Wheel Tractor Newsletter
First two prototypes of 'Gongli Africa' 2WT row crop seed drill built at CAMARTEC in Arusha, Tanzania

August 2013 Two Wheel Tractor Newsletter
The prototype 'Gongli- Africa' seed drill for 2WT for the FACASI project in East Africa

July 2013 Two Wheel Tractor Newsletter
FACASI Project; Simple disc opener; Chinese vertical plate spoon type seed meter; Yetter Stalk Devastator
May 2013
May 2013 Two Wheel Tractor Newsletter
Small farm mechanization and conservation agriculture project for East Africa, VMP and seed drill updates

April 2013
Cambodian 12 row drum seeder, powered by a 12HP two wheel tractor for direct seeding in puddled rice fields.

March 2013
march 2013
Two-wheel tractor for haymaking, agro-tool market mapping in Cambodia, disc opener for 2WT seed drill

February 2013
A look at the Khedut Agro 2WT seed drill from India and a French-made single disc opener.

January 2013
January 2013
University of Southern Queensland student undertakes two-wheel tractor project this year.

Two-wheel tractor seed drill, adding a power take-off (PTO) to a two-wheel tractor.


sept 2012

Pictures of a Thai-built two wheel tractor seed drill and information on the Conference for Conservation Agriculture for Smallholders in Asia and Africa (December 2013).

October 2012
October 2012
Farm Power and Conservation Agriculture: The potential for two-wheel tractors in Sub-Saharan Africa.

August 2012

Dual range fluted roller seed meter vs. inclined plate seed meter - which is better value? Also a two-wheel tractor driven potato planter and dry direct seeding of rice.
July 2012
TWT July 2012

Can we make the tines even thinner to reduce the draft on a 2WT tined seed drill? Is strip tillage really no-till? And on using 2WT as a traction unit on steep slopes.
June 2012
June 2012
About a visit from the South African Delegation, an improved version of an operator stand, a powered roller/crimper for 2WT, and 2WT races by Siam Kubota.
May 2012
May 2012
About a visit from the West African Delegation, new CA developments in East Africa, the export of ARC Gongli seed drills, a laser leveller for 2WT, and a Bangladesh-made 2WT potato digger.
March 2012
March 2012
About a possible ancestor of the 2WT, progress with angled single disc opener, visits to Australia, and whether a newly patented design has a role to play as a disc opener system.

Jan/Feb 2012
Jan/Feb 2012
About the operation of a device with no-till single and double disc, a harvester for 2WT, and about plate metering and its implements.

Dec 2011
December 2011
Features several pieces of equipment from Laos including a Siam Kubota 2WT and a two-row Knapik 2WT seed drill from Brazil.
Oct 2011
October 2011
About demonstrations and exhibitors at the 5th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture in Brisbane, Australia (September 2011).
July 2011
July 2011
A brief newsletter about the apperance of the 2WT seed drill on national TV in Australia on July 20, 2011, with links.

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