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Will Herring
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:16 pm    Post subject: What do you guys call a "ground level" implement l Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Grandpa always called it a "steel road drag"... Can't remember it being used more than once or twice (usually just to move it out of the way). Some sort of cutting blade underneath. Works pretty good for leveling out messes from stuff like dumped dirt from a loader bucket in a hole [just tried it out for that awhile back]... No idea what it is truly called though.


 


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:44 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you guys call a Reply to specific post Reply with quote

"Road drag is what they called them around here too. In the old days, before the county maintained roads, every farmer had a road drag, and took care of his own roads. Now they are a specialty item, used mainly for driveways.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you guys call a Reply to specific post Reply with quote

hardscrabble wrote:
(quoted from post at 18:44:36 11/11/12) "Road drag is what they called them around here too. In the old days, before the county maintained roads, every farmer had a road drag, and took care of his own roads. Now they are a specialty item, used mainly for driveways.


Are they of any use in fields or anything?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you guys call a Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yep. We called it a road drag.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:40 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you guys call a Reply to specific post Reply with quote

In general in the field there is too much vegitation causing plug-ups and they don't work well on a long haul. Could be useful to fix up an issue of some sort, but not as a general cover the whole field sort of thing?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you guys call a Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i've never seen a drag with plate over it...mine is 5 pieces of railroad track welded inside a pipe frame.
does that one have multiple drag edges underneath?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:01 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you guys call a Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Never have managed to look underneath it, but I know there is at least some sort of cutting blade in the middle of it... Or so I was told.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:42 am    Post subject: Re: What do you guys call a Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sure wish we could see the underside, never heard of such a thing. Grew up with gravel roads and a lot still in area I do a lot of traveling in.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:46 am    Post subject: Re: What do you guys call a Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Could not use it in any damp soil or it would just pack full and do nothing..
Must have been for a dirt/gravel road, or limited use leveling..

Ron..
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: What do you guys call a Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We use ours to level up cattle drylots and field roads. Used to use behind a disk before we had a field cultivator back in the plow everything days.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:23 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you guys call a Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think it a weeder for summer fallow ground.
When a flush of weeds comes up and they are small
it is pulled over the ground and the knife cuts off
the weeds just below the surface and it leaves the
ground nice and smooth so it will hold moisture. If
that is what it is it has a name, I just cant remember
it.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you guys call a Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yes, The county still uses road Drags here. They have a hoist arrangement on the back of the Patrol to carry it in transport. Dad talked about the King Drag. I suppose "King" was a brand name.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you guys call a Reply to specific post Reply with quote

After I posted I got curious and googled it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_road_drag
King drag

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you guys call a Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My late father built similar units using oak 6x6"s,three of them boxed in.Always called it a "Slab".Used it mostly to level plowed sod,pulled in the direction of the plow.Also helped level fields,and could put rocks on it too.One of my first jobs-"Slabin".
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you guys call a Reply to specific post Reply with quote

TomA wrote:
(quoted from post at 16:23:22 11/12/12) I think it a weeder for summer fallow ground.
When a flush of weeds comes up and they are small
it is pulled over the ground and the knife cuts off
the weeds just below the surface and it leaves the
ground nice and smooth so it will hold moisture. If
that is what it is it has a name, I just cant remember
it.


An older gentleman from the area told me this same thing as well, but I cannot for the life of me remember when/how it was used (ie. right after discing, or right after planting, or what).
 
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