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#1 DB1 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 06:52 PM

Hello,

Does anyone know what this tool is used for.

It has a  long wooden handle.

Thanks,

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 07:23 PM

My first thought was some type of cultivating tool.  Then I thought it might be some type of scythe. Not sure if that is a sweep or a cutting blade.  Then I decided whatever it is was probably connected to some kind of  "Child Labor Law".  :D      Rick 


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Posted October 21, 2013 - 07:28 PM

It appears as if it holds something up and cuts it off. Maybe an okra eliminator.


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Posted October 21, 2013 - 07:32 PM

Looks like a cultivator to me.  The shoes slide on the ground, and you adjust the cut depth of the sweep by sliding it up or down, then locking it in place with the bolts.


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Posted October 21, 2013 - 09:35 PM

Looks like a cultivator to me.  The shoes slide on the ground, and you adjust the cut depth of the sweep by sliding it up or down, then locking it in place with the bolts.

Yeah, what Daniel said...

 

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 09:43 PM

Looks like a cultivator to me.  The shoes slide on the ground, and you adjust the cut depth of the sweep by sliding it up or down, then locking it in place with the bolts.

 

 

I'm with Daniel, It's to cultivate with by hand. The shoes (Skis) keep it from going too deep while you push it down the rows.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 07:34 AM

Used for cabbage califlower or other head vegatables.   Goes under the head and cuts the stem off then you can flip the head over a couple rows rather than bending for every head.   Our Amish neighbors did a 3 acre feild of cabbage using one's very simulair


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 08:27 AM

Thanks for the comments guys.

Baerpath that makes a lot of sense on the use of this tool. 

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 08:44 AM

Used for cabbage califlower or other head vegatables.   Goes under the head and cuts the stem off then you can flip the head over a couple rows rather than bending for every head.   Our Amish neighbors did a 3 acre feild of cabbage using one's very simulair

Do they sell new ones?



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 09:02 AM

Used for cabbage califlower or other head vegatables.   Goes under the head and cuts the stem off then you can flip the head over a couple rows rather than bending for every head.   Our Amish neighbors did a 3 acre feild of cabbage using one's very simulair

 

But it doesn't appear this type could do that.  The loop is low, and way ahead of the blade.  The head of the plant would snag that loop long before the blade got there.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 10:14 AM

When the handle is raised and the blade adjusted forward some. They would be closer.  I may be wrong but that looks a lot like the one the neighnor used


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 06:09 AM

Coupled with your wife a whip and track spikes on wet grass. One of the first mowers ever made. 






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