Assistive technology refers to both assistive and adaptive devices, which may be either high or low technology, and various services such as evaluations, fabrication and training. These devices are used to improve the range of work that a farmer can do without causing further bodily harm.
If you are searching for solutions that might help you do some of your chores easier or you want to see what other equipment is available, check out The Toolbox. This is a searchable database of modifications and technology that can be implemented on your farm. Some of the features you’ll find in this database include: a gallery view for pictures of the equipment, and the ability to search by category or limitation.
AgrAbility of Wisconsin has been serving Wisconsin farmers for 25 years. As farmers adapt to changes implemented through AgrAbility, their needs may change. One option that AgrAbility offers for these situations is the Agricultural Equipment Exchange website. This is a website where farmers post equipment that they no longer use, so that other farmers can acquire and benefit from its use.
If you have equipment you would like to donate or sell, post directly on the Ag Equipment Exchange website or contact Melba Brown at 608-237-1446 for assistance.
Assistive Technology on the Farm
Rolling Work Seat
Rolling seat allows you to sit while working and remain mobile or roll tools along with you as you work.
Average Cost : $109
Check your grain level without climbing in a grain bin. Glows in the dark.
Average Cost : $155
Gel inserts in these gloves help reduce impact from equipment vibration.
Average Cost : $67
Increases grip strength and helps when carrying items like heavy buckets.
Average Cost : $16
Garden Kneeler and Stool
Provides support for sitting and kneeling.
Average Cost : $36
Removable step that hooks over the tire of your truck.
Average Cost : $63
Stand ‘n Plant
Allows for planting seeds while standing up.
Average Cost : $131
Assists in operating foot controls.
Average Cost : $150
Sit Stand Stool
Stool with an adjustable seat that can be moved to your desired height.
Average Cost : $230
Magnetic Wrist Band
Helps hold and keep track of small pieces and parts
Average Cost : $20
Ergonomic Garden Tools
Garden tools with upright grip handles for better wrist and hand positioning.
Average Cost : $40
Back Saver Grip
Attaches to any long handle to reduce strain on your back.
Average Cost : $10
Increases reach and reduces stress on your back.
Average Cost : $32
Bump n’ Drive Gates
Gate opens and closes without having to get our of the vehicle.
Average Cost : $390
Prevents hearing loss.
Average Cost : $25
Tractor Steps with Handrail
Helps you easily access equipment and reduces stress on joints.
Average Cost : $340
Prevents frostbit and stiffness during cold temperatures.
Average Cost : $80
Garden Dump Cart
Easy-to-pull cart that can dump contents.
Average Cost : $109