Doesn't surprise me that it was a Canadians idea- Many of the Canadians are excellent mechanics- inventors and innovators. Much of the new haying and harvesting equipment comes from a Canadian sitting around the shop sticking together parts and old machinery- Out comes a new invention. - I love watching the Prairie Farm Report on TV and seeing some of the new concoctions they come up with.
Many theories abound about the reasons for the mechanical prowess of Canadians- scotch thriftiness breeding-- long cold winters-- great shops---miles from nowhere, no parts, fix anything attitude-- ugly wives. Whatever- they are good at taking nothing and making it work.
Just joking about the Ugly wives because I know thats not true.