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Posted September 28, 2017 - 12:06 PM

I saw this on CL the other day and the price was right at $30.  Picked it up last night and it is missing a spike and weighs about 80 lbs.  I looked on line and found a very similar one being pulled by a team of horses.  

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It looks like the hooks are how you would attach it to a draw bar.  There is also two holes located on one of the cross bars.  These holes could be used to link other harrows together?  I think I could also pull it upside down to level out gravel or dirt.  What do you think?

 


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Posted September 28, 2017 - 01:24 PM

Pretty cool implement! I'd try it upside down to see what happens.


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Posted September 28, 2017 - 02:58 PM

I don't think it would harm it in any way! I will try and find a used spike or make one out of a railroad spike.
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Posted September 28, 2017 - 06:43 PM

Those hooks would hook to the chain links from a wood evener, usually a 2 X 6.  At least 2 sections were pulled but most of the time 4 behind 2 horses.  Some of the eveners would be hinged so the two outside sections could be folded over the two inside for transport to and from the field.  Dad farmed with horses about 70 years ago.


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Posted September 28, 2017 - 07:38 PM

Thanks Chieffan for the information! I like learning about how these old tools were used.

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Posted September 29, 2017 - 07:48 AM

Big drawback with these was no adjustment to the teeth angle.  Predecessor to the ones with the straight frames and the lever to change the teeth from straight up to lay flat.  We had a 4 section 4' per section with steel evener pulled with a tractor.  I don't know how many times I didn't turn soon enough and got the end section into the fence.  Or turned to short and caught the end rod and link with the rear tractor tire.  Either one is a $&@#!^ to get straightened out.  The connection from the clevis at the draw bar to the end of the evener was a system of rods with loops on the end to link them together.  Rods were about 2' long.  Of course you bend a couple of them over the tractor tire and nothing pulls straight after that. Nearly impossible to straighten them on soft ground.  You bet I heard about those screw ups. Brings back a lot of old memories.


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Posted September 29, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Chieffan,

 

I was going to connect it to my draw bar using chain.  Do you think I would be better off using the rods that you talked about?

 

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