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#1 superaben OFFLINE  

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Posted June 25, 2014 - 10:46 PM

I saw this on eBay this evening.

Any guess what it is?

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2ed3734544

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Posted June 25, 2014 - 10:52 PM

Can't remember the name of the company but there is a thread on the forum somewhere about them.


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 11:30 PM

my dad had some thing like it.

he use to cut brush and small trees with it in our timber

if I remember right his had a curved shaft and had around a 30" spring steel blade


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 04:14 AM

The one we used in the late 60's didn't have a guard and had a single mower type blade.

We called it "The Man Killer"


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 04:39 AM

Oh man, the name eludes me, they had a mow deck that mounted to the front too, company was around for a good while.


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 06:07 AM

Could you imagine that blade spinning at ankle level with virtually no guards? The center bolt comes loose and instant peg-leg.


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 06:14 AM

It's the original DR brush mower/tree cutter.


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 06:24 AM

That's it !!!



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Posted June 26, 2014 - 06:47 AM

I think the name is Bachtold.



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Posted June 26, 2014 - 11:39 AM

I think the name is Bachtold.

:yeah_that:   MAYBE?   :D        Rick



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Posted June 26, 2014 - 05:05 PM

Bachtold was the later company. They made an awesome machine, when compared to the older machines. Many other companies made their own version of these. As you can see in some of the photos, the saw blade could replace the mower blade. The mower blade was used as a weed mower while the saw blade could be used to cut underbrush but could kick back in a serious and dangerous way. They could also be used to cut down trees, especially small trees and saplings, if you did it right. Most commonly, the saw blade was used by turning the mandrel sideways, transforming it into a "buzz saw". This was a common piece of equipment to cut sticks and poles into stove length firewood.

In some parts of the country the Amish still use these machines as a necessity since chain saws are not permitted in their particular community. You guessed it, I was born and raise Amish and have been around these most of my life. :-)


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Posted June 27, 2014 - 06:38 AM

You guessed it, I was born and raise Amish and have been around these most of my life. :-)

 

And here you are today on an electronic gadget, adding a post to a social media forum residing within the world wide web, about an internal combustion powered piece of equipment. That's awesome! :D


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Posted June 27, 2014 - 09:18 AM

In some parts of the country the Amish still use these machines as a necessity since chain saws are not permitted in their particular community. You guessed it, I was born and raise Amish and have been around these most of my life. :-)


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We have a large Swartzentruber Amish community in my area, so even something like that wouldn't be permitted.

 

I know you would understand, but for the "English" here, the Swartzentruber Amish are a very conservative order that is quite restrictive in the use of technology, and are sometimes considered to be backwards even by other more liberal Amish Orders.


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Posted June 27, 2014 - 09:29 AM

That is a cool old machine and right in my back yard....or at least semi close



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Posted June 27, 2014 - 02:19 PM

We have a large Swartzentruber Amish community in my area, so even something like that wouldn't be permitted.

 

I know you would understand, but for the "English" here, the Swartzentruber Amish are a very conservative order that is quite restrictive in the use of technology, and are sometimes considered to be backwards even by other more liberal Amish Orders.

They are more conservative in some areas of life but generally more liberal (or less restrictive) when it comes to moral topics. At least the Swartzentruber communities I knew of were. 


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