Kansas AgrAbility Videos

Rancher sitting in a power wheelchair beside his boom lift

Marcus Bolte, Kansas farmer, shows how a standing or platform lift installed on this tractor operates. Kansas AgrAbility and Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK). Open Captioned. Length: 1:27

Michael Bolte, Kansas farmer, demonstrates how a chair/boom lift mounted on a trailer facilitates his transfer from scooter to tractor seat. Kansas AgrAbility and Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK). Open Captioned. Length: 6:50

Michael and Becky Bolte with their son, Marcus, talk with Kansas AgrAbility Specialist, Galen Seehafer about the impact assistive technology has had in keeping their family on their north central Kansas farm. In this video, the family talks about the addition of lifts to equipment and in particular a chair/boom lift mounted on a trailer have allowed Michael to maintain his active role on their farm. Kansas AgrAbility and Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK). Open Captioned. Length: 7:53

A Kansas farm family talks about how changes in the health of a family member with a chronic condition necessitate new solutions over time. Kansas AgrAbility Specialists help farmers, ranchers, agricultural workers and their families identify assistive technology solutions to meet individual needs. Kansas AgrAbility and Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK). Open Captioned. Length: 4:30

A Western Kansas farmer shows a bale bed installed on the pickup truck he uses to feed round hay bales to his livestock, described by Jeannie Sharp, Kansas AgrAbility and Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK). Length: :58

A Western Kansas farmer's customized cattle/livestock handling pens, described by Jeannie Sharp, Kansas AgrAbility and Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK). Length: 1:25

A Western Kansas farmer's old sliding doors on his barn are replaced by electric overhead doors. Jeannie Sharp, Kansas AgrAbility and Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK) also describes a modification to the grain bins with added steps for increased accessibility. Open captioned. Length: 1:03

A Western Kansas farmer uses his heavy-duty powerchair to pull a customized blade to smooth his gravel driveway, described by Jeannie Sharp, Kansas AgrAbility and Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK). Open captioned. Length: :51

A Western Kansas farmer demonstrates a Push 'N' Drive Over Gate, described by Jeannie Sharp, Kansas AgrAbility and Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK). Open captioned. Length: 1:39

A tractor step extension is designed by a K-State University senior design team for a Western Kansas farmer, described by Jeannie Sharp, Kansas AgrAbility and Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK). Open captioned. Length: 2:03

An Eastern Kansas rancher demonstrates a boom lift mounted on a trailer. In this example, the rancher uses the boom lift to transfer from an ATV to a tractor. Includes an explanation of the assessment process by Steve Hoover, Kansas AgrAbility and Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK). Open captioned. Length: 12:00

In this 3-minute demo, a boom lift mounted on a trailer, is used by an Eastern Kansas rancher to transfer from an ATV to a tractor, with Steve Hoover, Kansas AgrAbility and Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK). Open captioned. Length: 3:12

A Southeast Kansas farmer talks about the platform lift he had customized for his tractor and the assessment process with Steve Hoover, Kansas AgrAbility and Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK). Open captioned. Length: 3:42

In this demo, a Southeast Kansas farmer explains how his customized platform lift for his tractor increases his independence in the hay field, with Steve Hoover, Kansas AgrAbility and Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK). Open captioned. Length: 1:24

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