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Workboat Futures
Workboat Futures

Workboat Futures

Back in the Spring of 1995 we offered an insert in SFJ that was a set of plans for a Workboat Prototype. That was our name for an implement which sees multiple use on many farms and ranches. We had come up with a design, at Singing Horse Ranch, which we felt might have possibly contained the seed of something folks could expand on. Since then we have received many letters and photos from readers demonstrating that the plans did indeed offer a starting point of some value. We were heartened. As I said in that article we offered the design into the public domain claiming no property rights to the design and deeming that no one else should either. It was our small hope that along with the mechanic in the farm shop a small business might grab up the idea and make it available, at an affordable price, for those of us who are not able to build the sled at home. To that end I remember having early conversations with my friend Wayne Wengerd of PIONEER Equipment in Ohio. He expressed some interest early on. Well I am very excited to announce that PIONEER has taken the design and improved on it immensely. They now offer this Worksled, as they call it, for sale to the general public at a most attractive price (see ad this issue). It is good to see the circle completed and a small step forward. Good things do come of directed effort. Thank you Wayne Wengerd and SFJ readers. – LRM

Workboat Futures
Workboat Futures

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