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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: Farming from the past Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have been coming to this site for occasional advice but mostly just to lurk.

Have been enjoying the photos and advertisements of the old equipment.


I am trying to post a picture of myself and father during world war ll,plowing corn.Very early John Deere GP,I must have been 10 years old.I remember my legs were to short to steer the plow shovels. the plow.

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Farming from the past Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Neat old picture. Not familiar with the GP so is that bucket covering the air intake stack? Also the field work you are doing we would call cultivating not plowing. What say guys? What do you call that field operation in your part of the world? I'm in Mn.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Farming from the past Reply to specific post Reply with quote

central Ohio
always plowed corn
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Farming from the past Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looks like somebody stole the fenders off your GP. Grandpa always plowed corn here. Deep cultivation that buried weeds in the corn rows. He never called it cultivating. Dad had cultivators that ran more shallow and threw a lot less dirt. Spent most of my summers cultivating corn with an 8 row wide front mount on an IH1086.

Got a 34 GP in my collection

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Farming from the past Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Must be getting old. Remember doing it with a team of horses. Sure was boring watching the corn going under me and using the foot pedals to stay on the row. Had to have a well trained team to follow the rows so you could concentrate on the rows. We called it cultivating.

Sure was hard if you got off the matched rows. Someone would sure get upset if you ripped up part of a row.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Farming from the past Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It's great to see old photos like this and the people in them actually doing the talking now!!

Thanks for sharing this one.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Farming from the past Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice Tractor,would like to see the rest of your collection.

I remember in the winter my dad setting a fire under the crankcase to warm the oil up to start ours.The fenders were missing because the housings with the chain drives would work lose and the fenders were sacrificed to make it easy to reach the bolts to tighten them.I am 80 now but still rember the good old days,12 hour days were short work days.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Farming from the past Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This is from bottom land (sandy soil)) in Western Indiana.The bucket was carried with the tractor because the radiator cap gasket was gone and the water would pour out.I don't know if the part was not available or we were to poor to buy a new replacement. The creek ran thru our property and it was easy to go get a bucket of water to refill it.
Using all that hard water may have had something to do with it.
I think it was called culivating rather than plowing.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Farming from the past Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for posting and for joining in. Welcome, I know I speak for a lot on here. We look forward to hearing more from you. Don't be shy, we'd like to hear more stories from your farm.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Farming from the past Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dad always told me, get on that tractor and get to plowing corn. But always put the cultivator on to do it.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: Farming from the past Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i am in cental ohio too but everyone in union county calls it cultivating
 
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