Farm invention

If you are a keen workshop tinkerer, why not enter our farm inventions competition and be in with the chance of winning a cash prize.

For our annual competition to work we rely on farmers and contractors to come forward with their novel home-built machinery.

So, if you have considered entering, but haven’t got round to approaching us, please get in touch. And if you think your invention is too simple, complicated or anything in between, think again – we want machines of all shapes and sizes.

We are looking for anything that makes life easier on the farm, whether it’s completely new from top to bottom, or an existing implement that has been adapted to make it more useful.

See also: Photos: The best farmers’ inventions of 2015

As ever, there are cash prizes on offer for the winners and runners-up in each of the three categories, so it doesn’t have to be a super-duper mix of engines, pumps, pulleys and sprockets to take first place.

The competition is open to farmers, contractors, farm managers and workers, with the winners featuring in Farmers Weekly and online.

Entering is simple – just send some brief details about how the machine works, how you made it and what you use it for to oliver.mark@rbi.co.uk. You’ll also need to attach a couple of high-resolution pictures and a contact phone number so we can get in touch.

The closing date is 30 September 2016.