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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted February 11, 2014 - 04:51 AM

Not a GT or GT related, but interesting piece.

antique celery planter
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Here is a antique three wheel celery planter. Its one of a kind not alot of there out here. $1000
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Posted February 11, 2014 - 06:07 AM

Is that a engine on that machine do you drive it ?

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Posted February 11, 2014 - 06:52 AM

Wow! A Thousand Dollars. That's a lot of Celery!



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Posted February 11, 2014 - 07:12 AM

Is that a engine on that machine do you drive it ?

 

Looks like a hit and miss to me that might be missing some parts. 

 

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Posted February 11, 2014 - 08:10 AM

The engine is a Fairbanks Morse ZD, AKA salt block. It's actually a throttle governed engine. I don't see anything missing. I'm not sure if it was this one or another one used to be shown at some of the Ohio shows. The thing goes super slow and he was always winning the slow races with it. There is a town near me called Celeryville and there used to be a bunch of these out there. I'm not sure if these are factory built or if they made them special for their applications.


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Posted February 11, 2014 - 08:38 AM

Yuck, I hate celery!  But that machine is neat!



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Posted February 11, 2014 - 09:31 AM

Well now that is just the ticket if your growing Celery!!  Neat Machine and I would like to see one in operation, since I'm not quite getting the concept?

I am assuming you sit on it and press the starts/sets into the ground?  Never have grown Celery and never even considered it.

Now I have considered growing asparagus as a market crop(more than I can eat) and have seen some pretty well engineered buggy's put together for that. There is an asparagus farm about 40 miles from me that has a converted Snapper Comet, set low enough to cut the asparagus spears while driving between the rows.



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Posted February 11, 2014 - 05:51 PM

technically its a trans planter. You sit on the seat, a runner opens a furrow, you then either would have a mechanical chain that sets the plants or you would have to drop them in by hand. After that the rear wheel push and firm the dirt around the set. Some units would have also had a water dropping valve, hooked up to a 55gl barrel. I used to have similar machines when I planted tomato's and other root type plants. Since to does plant a Horticultural item, it would be fair to include it as GT equipment, and I think its pretty cool that one still survives. 


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Posted February 11, 2014 - 06:22 PM

Much like a tobacco setter, but they are pulled by a tractor, not self propelled.



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Posted February 13, 2014 - 12:24 PM

Much like a tobacco setter, but they are pulled by a tractor, not self propelled.

Yup, we used to one that looked like this except it was a one row setter and pulled by a tractor. The mechanism was driven by ground engaging wheel though, looks like this one is the same way.

 

So who steers this thing?






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