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1947 Farmall M Getting Ready to Plant Dunn Peas & Ryecor


 
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SadFarmall
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:08 am    Post subject: 1947 Farmall M Getting Ready to Plant Dunn Peas & Ryecor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We got the paddock ready for sowing yesterday evening and got Dunn Peas in the ground today. The tractor is our 1947 Farmall M and the Seed Drill is a 1939 Sunlea Stump Jump Semi Rigid Tyne Cultivating Drill (according to the Parts List I have). The seed drill has been converted to tractor hitch, which was an attachment available from the Sunshine Harvester Works. A couple of photographs attached.
You can see that the ploughing is not very deep. We have extremely hard soil here (mouldboard plough will not work) and very shallow top soil on clay. Ploughing deeper than 6 or 7 inches brings up sub soil.
Also, if anyone knows where there are any parts at all available for Sunshine Seed Drills like this one, I would be very grateful!
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1. Tractor and Seed Drill On Their Way To Work!
2. Dunn Peas in the Hopper
3. Just Starting to Sow



 


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:28 am    Post subject: Re: 1947 Farmall M Getting Ready to Plant Dunn Peas & Ryecor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dunn Peas are a new one on me. Are they a feed grain crop? People food crop?

Just curious,

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:28 am    Post subject: Re: 1947 Farmall M Getting Ready to Plant Dunn Peas & Ryecor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Henry, Is that you, Dad or brother on the tractor? The seeds in the box look like soybeans. And the ground here some of it is the same way, 6-7" deep you are turning up the subsoil but now most believe that is the way it should be done and then wonder why the soil crusts over so bad that never used to crust.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:30 am    Post subject: Re: 1947 Farmall M Getting Ready to Plant Dunn Peas & Ryecor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They sell them on Amazon for sprouting and eating.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:20 am    Post subject: Re: 1947 Farmall M Getting Ready to Plant Dunn Peas & Ryecor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dave,

Thanks for the info. I sure miss our old friend, Hugh, don't you?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: 1947 Farmall M Getting Ready to Plant Dunn Peas & Ryecor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Interesting to see the equipment and soil type.
Our Indiana farm has 7" of clay based top soil with solid yellow clay subsoil (probably 50 feet thick in most places). Tilling it into the topsoil is a major clod maker. These are like ceramic greenware. Not fired, but not to be modified in size. (Oh yea, rocks vary from beach flat pebbles to bowling ball and larger glacier carried granite)
Our "drill" was an Oliver.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:21 am    Post subject: Re: 1947 Farmall M Getting Ready to Plant Dunn Peas & Ry Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That's my Dad on the tractor. I was on the seed drill once we got going; it has to be thrown out of gear and the tynes lifted at corners. It was no problem with horses, but you can't reach the lever from the tractor. Dunn peas might be called something else in the U.S.A.? They are an old variety of pea, often just called Field Peas here. They are OK for humans to eat, but generally used for stock. The hard soil is a serious issue here. The other problem we have to be very careful with is the salt table. Australia is sitting on millions and millions of tons salt. Where people have removed too many trees from higher ground the salt is washed down hill and totally ruins the paddocks where it ends up. Nothing grows in it except Buck's Horn Plantain, which is useless for anything.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: 1947 Farmall M Getting Ready to Plant Dunn Peas & Ryecor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Janicholson, where are you located in Indiana? I worked up around Leesburg for awhile north of Warsaw and up to Millersburg. There sure were plenty of rocks around those parts, spent many a day picking them up in front of the planters. Anything smaller than a volleyball we left in the field because it would go thru the planters, but there were plenty of them that required heavier equipment to remove. Not something a central Nebraska boy was used to seeing.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 1947 Farmall M Getting Ready to Plant Dunn Peas & Ryecor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Currently in central MN. From North West Ind. Porter County. Jim
 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: 1947 Farmall M Getting Ready to Plant Dunn Peas & Ryecor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They seem to have originated in China and are properly spelled Dun Peas. It would be nice to see a picture of the shells and leaves. I was not able to find if they were a true legume but they should be. They are a summer growth or tropical year around plant and the seed in better photographs look a lot like our field peas.
 
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