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#1 English OFFLINE  

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 08:45 AM

Intersting but I have no idea what it is! Almost looks like a soil preparer but didn't know they had them around in the era this looks like it came from.

Antique Garden Equiptment - $35 (Cadillac)

Date: 2012-06-06, 7:00AM EDT
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 08:55 AM

At first glance I thought it may be a small, between the row, horse drawn cultivator. But looking closer, the handle bracket looks like its fixed in the upright position. I'll bet that would be a chore to push it through the soil to cultivate weeds.

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 09:52 AM

Something like that will take a boy & make him a man, that's for sure. Not even a great place to mount a motor...

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 11:08 AM

It almost looks like the remains of a wooden handle between the 2 upright pieces. Could this be an early GT attachment of some sort?

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 11:39 AM

Definately human powered. I've seen them at farm auctions before.
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Posted June 08, 2012 - 05:36 AM

Mrs. Rev has a more modern version around here someplace. She uses it in the flower beds. It's not hard to use in light, fluffy flower bed soil, but in the clay of the vegetable garden it's brutal. I believe the man she got it from called it a hand cultivator.

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Posted June 08, 2012 - 05:57 AM

Looks like it would do more for your back instead of your hands. LOL

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Posted June 08, 2012 - 10:39 AM

That would be a workout if you cultivated your entire garden with it. I think a hoe of some kind would be easier.

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Posted June 08, 2012 - 10:29 PM

That would be a workout if you cultivated your entire garden with it. I think a hoe of some kind would be easier.


It really is easier to use a hoe. I've tried Mrs. Rev's in the garden and there's not enough beer on earth to get me to try it again. It really works well in those fluffy flower beds though...drags weeds out by the roots and aerates the soil.

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:35 PM

That is called a Roto Hoe with the cultivator attachment. It is human powered and you start by flipping it over away from the cultivator side. The bar on the opposite side has a sharp edge to cut the grass and weeds. After that you flip it back and use the cultivator side to cultivate. I have one without the cultivator on it. I have used it in the garden this year. Make your arms tired but does work good.
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 06:45 AM

Wow, that is cool. I would like to at least try one sometime, I am not far from the listing maybe I should pick it up just for fun.




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