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Posted July 15, 2012 - 08:49 AM

wonder if the wife would miss her knifes if i made a aerator like the one in the video?

No more than she'd miss her cookie pans to make a safety shield for it...


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Posted July 15, 2012 - 11:44 AM

Neat video....I really liked the cable plow.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 02:12 PM

On the roller... so the PTO of the tractor would drive the roller drive and there must've been another steering mechanism to pivot the front roller wheel... Could've been hydraulic steering too as I know that straight hydraulic steering with a stick was popular on rollers, too.

No reason why that wouldn't work and there are many, many old rollers out there if someone wants to give it a whirl... The only downside I can see to it would be that it should be pretty top heavy.

Dean, if you watch the video you can see that the tractor wheels have a gear and chain arrangement that powers the rollers. You can also see a second steering wheel clearly, and from the way the fellow driving is hauling it around it is not hydraulic either.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 03:13 PM

Awesome video. Some of the attachments were a bit cooky but there was a lot of interesting stuff there. That roller is something I've never seen before. I wonder what the grounds keeper of that sports field thought about all those attachments running over his turf and wiping out his lines?

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 07:56 PM

Thanks for the video Howard, and Alan, thanks for showing us your find.
They sure did build some interesting stuff back then. The days of trial and error
engineering. Must have been fun.

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 10:23 PM

Great stuff guys, thanks for sharing. That roller is very cool.

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Posted July 17, 2012 - 09:08 AM

Very cool looking roller! Somebody was thinking with that one!

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 08:18 PM

Great video! Brought back a lot of memories. I used to drive a Massey Ferguson similar to the one in the movie while growing up on the farm. In fact, we had the last implement in the video of the rake thing. Worked great after disking to leave a nice smooth seed bed in mother’s garden.