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Those are some nice pictures of an old tractor and plow doing what they do best :fing32:
 

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How about a 14 bottom plow?

This was taken in the early 1900's somewhere in North Dakota.
 

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great old pic argee. i got the rest of the pics from plowing at the show resized so here they are the tractor are a 25-45 b rumely, 35-70 minneapolis, 30-60 hart parr, and a robert bell steamer.
 

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Great pictures Bear! :fing32:
 

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Looking at those old pictures and the weight of the the old tractors. I doubt no till would have worked very well in those days. :D
 

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memmurphy said:
Looking at those old pictures and the weight of the the old tractors. I doubt no till would have worked very well in those days. :D
Just driving it over a field would compact it and till it at the same time :rolleyes:
 

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I don't know Randy as wide as those wheels are I'm sure it spreads the weight pretty good.
 

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The wheels were all steel. I haven't got a clue to what they weighed, but you can bet the farm it was a bunch.
 
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Can only IMANGE what that sounds like!!!!

They pretty much sound like a scaled down steam train locomotive. They took about as much pre-work preparation to get going too.
 

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Kid Muddy now thats a picture there. Thanks. :fing32:
 

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Wow

Even the 14 bottom would be considered large today. Of course I doubt if they were doing 5 MPH. But 50 bottoms is a wide strip of turned dirt. Just think of the width of the headland to turn around!

You look at the old steam tractors and you just have to think BRAWN!
 
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