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Wire-Rolling Machine Saves Man Hours

The Delaware Department of Agriculture's new (1970) 12-acre nursery contains 3 acres of seedlings, divided into 52 beds at 4' wide and 420' long. Straw is used in the fall after seeding to protect the beds, then wire placed over them to prevent movement of straw and seeds. At first, wire removal was done by handrolling each row, an operation that took about 3 man-hours per bed. In March 1972, a simple wirerolling machine was developed for this job. The new equipment and its operation are described below.

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Author(s): John M. Schalm, Michael von Reider

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 23, Number 3 (1972)

Volume: 23

Number: 3

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