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For the farm

Porta- power

With a vehicle battery close at hand, you can run anything that requires 110v - from a shop tool to a computer - with the Portawattz power inverter.

It installs on any 12v truck, car or ATV battery for portable power. The power inverter is available in two sizes: A 1,000W unit has a 2,000W peak power surge capacity, weighs 51/8 lbs. and is $399; a 1,750W model has a peak surge capacity of 3,000W, weighs 81/4 lbs. and is $599. Both have three AC receptacles and an automatic shutdown to protect from battery drain. Contact Modern Farm, Box 90412, Cody, WY 82414, 800/443-4934.

Collectible knife

The Franklin Mint is offering a collector knife in commemoration of John Deere's 1948 model B, the most popular John Deere tractor.

The handle is sculpted and hand painted and features a rubber rear tire that actually turns. Accents are in sterling silver. The limited edition official knife retails for $37.50. Contact The Franklin Mint, Franklin Center, PA 19091, 800/84306468.