Howard’s Rotary Hoe, 1912-

From Engineering Heritage New South Wales

Arthur Clifford Howard (1893-1971) was first to achieve commercial success with the idea of using a powered rotor to cultivate soil.

Howard built his first machine in 1912 at the Gilgandra family farm. He marketed his first rotavator in 1922, and established factories in New South Wales then overseas.

Cliff Howard developed tractors, a cane harvester and implements in a long and productive career. His name endures on a range of machines sold worldwide.

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Coordinates Lat: -31.722635 Long: 148.65562

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Location map for Gilgandra

Engineering Heritage Recognition Program

Marker Type Historic Engineering Marker (HEM)
Award Date September 1988
Prominent People Arthur Clifford Howard
Nomination Document Available here
Ceremony Booklet Not Available
Interpretation Panel None installed

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