TODAY’S PATENT – MULTIFUNCTIONAL IMPLEMENT FOR FARMING AND GARDENING
The Multifunctional Implement for Farming and Gardening was invented by Gilbert Thomas Lopez on 29th September 2016, bearing patent number US20160278274A1.
The instant invention is a machine/implement used for soil preparation and seeding intended for farming and gardening that mounts on a standard three point hitch and is powered by the tractor’s power-take-off (PTO). The implement integrates the processes of ground breaking, tilling, fertilizing and planting in one adjustable unit. The adjustments include the spacing and depth of the ground cutting and tilling blades and the openings of the fertilizing ports to prepare the ground for planting in defined strips leaving the majority of ground only lightly disturbed. To achieve these goals, the apparatus is comprised of two frames, a lower one that contains the blades that break the ground crust ahead of the tiller tines that grind the soil into finer particles for planting. The lower frame also has a rear flap that levels and marks the tilled soil and also supports seed boxes with a mechanism that allows the seeder/seeders to set seed at a constant depth on uneven ground.