Post by 12540dumont on Dec 10, 2012 14:49:01 GMT -5
My thought is, that if you're tiller can't pull you, aka a sulky, it won't be able to pull this equipment. There are no rubber wheels, the seeder makes a furrow, the cans hold the seed and the wheels cover the seed. And one of the can's have gone missing (or maybe 2) Yes, they're heavy. Picture's a might fuzzy, it's dark in that barn!
And Steev, you know how scary my farm is. Stuff, clutter, dark, things to trip over, yeah it's a farm not a picture of a farm.
But I do think with some TLC, these would run again.
Of course, I can't pull them with chickens and you know how hard it is to harness a cat. Let's not go there. So my thought is that these should go to someone who can use them. I'm too old for oxen, mules, horses...maybe a team of St. Bernards?
Leo has long wondered if the BCS could pull them, but we don't have the tools to make hitch modifications. And yes my farm is flat and these were pulled.
Steve, for antique machinery spare parts the best guy I know to talk to is www.macknair.com/ get Norm on the phone or email him and he can give you advice for replacing or recreating any parts you need.
Post by baby daddy on Dec 10, 2012 21:47:35 GMT -5
there are youtube videos showing people using horses etc. pulling various farm equipment. Instructional and entertaining. I recently pulled my Uncles John Deere 999 2 row planter out of the fence row and put it in my garden shed at home. I am very lucky that he did do some yearly rituals in keeping it maintained. I plan on using it this year to plant various food plots. For those interested, the newer Lustran Seed plates can be purchased from Lincoln Ag. along with a converson plate to go from cast iron to the Lustran. The chain for the drive gears can be puschased from Crazy Ken at Farm Chains on the net. Good Luck
Holly: no: I don't know how scary your farm is, just your driveway; it was too dark to see the farm when I was there.
As for all that technical info about horsepower, Circumspice, I may have gotten a "B" in Physics 1A-B, but I'm pretty sure it was a "C" in each (I took them in Summer school, and I was majoring in partaying!).
As I mentioned, I think there coiuld be traction issues, since I'm not interested in trundling those implements across a parking lot. I fear the "huge tires-added weights" post is to the point. Otherwise, it'd kinda be like asking my chihuahua-whippet mix, Guido, to pull a sled; he'd be willing, but just no, not gonna happen, funny as it might have been to try. Now, my Husky-Labrador mix, Spot, the love of Guido's life, probably could have pulled those suckers at a gallop; she was a sturdy girl.
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Its easy if you start with bottle calves. Its a life-and-limb proposition if you try and do it with well grown steers. They used to break grown cattle in the logging days but they yoked them in line with a bunch of other teams at once, they weren't looking for precision work out of them.
Best book on the subject is call "Oxen: a Teamster's Guide" by Drew Conroy.
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Post by petitvilaincanard on Dec 25, 2012 11:35:28 GMT -5
Happy christmas all!
It's amazing the force dogs have,much more than I expected.
I had enough of my dog eating her croquettes every day without doing any useffull work. I decided to change things..
ok this is not a plow yet,but my dog of only 20kg pulls me the road uphills at good speed(you have to run to keep up with me)That's pulling 80kg uphill! With a pair off labrador style dogs it should be possible to pull a small plow.
Now I'm doing easily some kilometers for my daily "walk",before I didn't go very far. And Anna(my dog) isn't just a useless pet anymore.
"During the competitions, the dogs are always separated into various classes based on their weight. The Sled dogs, like the Alaskan Malamute, Samoyeds, or Siberian Husky (Husky’s, working dog breeds that love the colder weather and snow) are superior with these competitions because they were bred to pull plows and sleds."
I enjoy horses so I would prefer a draft horse or two.
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