We're in the process of moving from our 1/2 acre gardens to 6 acres of paddocks and fruit trees (hopefully... if they accept our offer...). Yes, I have big plans. that's for another thread, later
As the land is relatively flat, I will be using my bicycle as the primary "farm vehicle" whenever possible. Have people seen bikes outfitted for farm use before? What kind of features are most beneficial?
My initial plan is a simple and versatile trailer, based on the 90kg version of this - http://www.carryfreedom.com/Y-Frame.html. My thoughts are that I could have different "tops" to put on the flat base for different tasks --
- a largish box with sides and tool storage for pruning/general property work
- another flat base on top of layer of innerspring mattress to provide cushioning for carrying easily bruised fruit
As I'll be doing the rounds every morning before sunrise (except summer), some high-power LED floodlights will be essential. No dramas there, I've designed and built high output LED lights before so I'll rig something removable...
...and for the conflicting bit
This bike will also get me to the train station on days I have to work in the city, and will be left at the station all day. So I wan't to keep it light (ie: keep farming-specific items removable) or weld on permanent fixtures.
Any and all advice is warmly welcomed. My internet searches for info returns predominantly ATV info, regardless of using the term "bicycle".