What Is It
April 22, 2016 7:59am CST
Some time ago while on one of my day trips I saw a sign that said For Sale. Since it looked like old farm equipment and I like taking pictures of old things I took this picture of it. I'm not even sure exactly what it is but it is huge. They had two of these for sale by the side of the road. Does anyone know what this is a picture of?
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23 Apr 16
@Marcyaz I've seen people recognizing the Chisel Plow aspect of the equipment though I'd like to add some explanation to the piece. I grew up on a farm and recognise several missing pieces to how this piece is used. It is one of the earlier Hydraulic plows which is why it has the hoses and piston (red cylinder). It allows the farmer to lift the chisel tips which prevented breakdowns and snags. The hopper at the back was used to put bigger rocks and other problems such as vines in. I rode along with my dad on occasion to keep an eye out for the obstacles that prompted the necessity to stop from time to time. Most of the earlier versions and likely this one had metal wheels which were converted to tires as time went on.
13 Jun 16
@Marcyaz @VivaLaDani13 I see that others have named the equuipment but didn't describe its use. This equipment is used to turn the soil, loosen it and smoothing it. Turning of soil is one of the steps in the process of preparing the soil for plantation of crops. Turning of soil is necessary for following purposes: 1. Loosening the soil so the roots can have easy and enough space to spread and breath. 2. As previous crop planted here has used up some nutrients of the soil, farmers leave the soil for sometime to let it replenish the nutrients. But sometimes the gap between crop plantation cannot be possible. In such case manure and fertilisers do the trick helping soil replenish lost nutrients. Turning of soil helps here. 3. Loose soil makes it easy for watering of soil. Loose soil absorb water better than hard soil. 4. It is also used to create proper rows for crops to grow. 5. It helps easily plant seeds. As the equipment works on digging rows with its large iron teeth/ claws, the seeds are simultaneously dropped in the rows at equal space through an equipment attached to it. I think this is it. I can't remember more. I do know this because I had to explain the whole chapter on Preparation of soil to one of my student. LOL!