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Got a ground hog thresher


Picked up a ground hog thresher on ebay. It is in SE. Penn. and will have a trucker friend of mine...

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Old 11-22-2006, 09:47 PM
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Picked up a ground hog thresher on ebay. It is in SE. Penn. and will have a trucker friend of mine pick it up. I have been looking for one for many years and finally got one. It is in good shape and should work fine. It has an under shot cylinder. It has the name on the side but the fellow said he can't make it out. It is built with square nails so it is well before 1900. If anyone can shed more light on this machine let me know.
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Case made them. They are OLD.
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Default Re: Got a ground hog thresher

There is a real nice Groundhog thrasher at the Pioneer Engineers show in Rushville, IN every year. I don't recall who owns it, maybe someone else on the forum knows. If you go to their website, there is a picture of it in the photo archives, 2006 show about halfway down under miscellaneous. See if this link works directly to the picture http://www.pioneerengineers.com/images/groundhog.jpg
Thats a real find, congrats on getting it.
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Default Re: Got a ground hog thresher

Got a couple of photos of it. Still no firm name or when it was made, but it probably was made sometime around 1860?? The cylinder is made of white oat with iron sides. The teeth are bolted to the oak pieces. Then the oak is wrapped iin metal. The concaves are removable so you can put a blank in if needed.



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belt powered ground hog thresher?
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how does it thresh?
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belt powered ground hog thresher?
It probably was originally powered by a critter tread mill of some kind, hence the wooden pulleys. The real early ones were of course crank powered.
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how does it thresh?
The person shoves the grain bundles into the cylinder, the threshed grain and straw comes out onto a pile in the rear of the machine. Then the straw would be raked off and the grain either ran through a fanning mill or the grain was tossed up into the wind to clean the chaff out.
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Default Re: Got a ground hog thresher

Dave,
Now if you can get a nice lil treadmill, to use a large dog, or goat, you will have a really nice display.
I saw some folks threshing with a fanning mill, and a dog, or goat somewhere-- Denton, NC think.
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Default Re: Got a ground hog thresher

Alek77,
There are pictures on our club's website using our groundhog thesher at our show. We were running it with our 1/2 scale steamer. Go to: www.threshermen.org click on 2007 Show Photos. There is one picture there. Then go to 2006 Show Photos, scroll down and click on the "more scenes" line, scroll down and click on "2005 Show Photos". There are all kinds of threshing pictures on there. Hope you enjoy them.
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It probably was originally powered by a critter tread mill of some kind, hence the wooden pulleys. The real early ones were of course crank powered.
I mean how well does it thresh?
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I haven't threshed with it, but I don't see why it wouldn't work just fine. It has 2 different concaves with it, one with 4 rows of teeth and one with 2 rows, so it should thresh anything that goes into it, only very slow.
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Dave,
Now if you can get a nice lil treadmill, to use a large dog, or goat, you will have a really nice display.
I saw some folks threshing with a fanning mill, and a dog, or goat somewhere-- Denton, NC think.
Yes, it would make a nice exhibit. I ran a Case hand feed at our show driven by a 5 team sweep for 20 years, and I ate more dust than I care to, and I'm sure this little thresher wouldn't make as much dust, but will let the younger fellows have a chance at it. We use several hand feed threshers at our show near Le
Sueur, Mn., gas engine powered, one horse tread mill, the 5 team sweep, plus the large wing feed machines powered by steam and gas. I was thinking that this little machine would be nice to be all mounted on a movable skid with the power source on it ready to thresh each year, and then pull it into a shed. But I have some tractors that are wanting restoring first.
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