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Farmers with Disabilities
AgrAbility Australia membership is open to farmers with a disability or illness as well as their carers and family. A directory containing the contact details of members as well as the modifications they have made which has enabled them to return to work is updated at regular intervals as new members join.
Since January 2008 over 60 members with disabilities ranging from arthritis, diabetes and Parkinson disease to back pain, brain injuries, amputations and spinal cord injuries have joined the network.
See some of the modifications the members have made which allow them to keep working on the farm.
Hand Operated John Deere Gator – lower limb disability
Transportable Hydraulic Hoist – access tractors, headers etc.
Modified Ferris Zero Turn Mower
Overhead Winch – tractor access
Hand gearchange for ATV
Wheelchair transfer to farm vehicle
Additional seat for easy quad transfer
Tractor access – hand winch system
Easy use irrigation system
For Member Information sheets on the above and more information visit the AgHealth website