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Old 08-28-2017, 06:02:44 PM
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Default Re: Tumble Bugs

tumble bug = "scoop over" down under and a "chinaman" = ????
skip to 16:00 thru 17:00 to see scoop over & "chinaman".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuWv7LlP73c
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I know the "Aussies" have some strange names for things .... but what the heck is "Road Metal" ?


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Old 08-28-2017, 09:38:43 PM
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right… it looks 2b plain ol limestone 2 me.
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Missed the reference to "road metal" but on my side of Australia the crushed and screened blue granite used for bitumen road surfacing is still known as "blue metal". Maybe in other parts where the granite is not blue, it becomes "road metal". It's a good hard wearing road surface and great for strong concrete also.
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In NZ a "metal road" is one spread with loose stone (i.e. metal). Sometimes known as a gravel or unsealed road. Still plenty of metal roads to be found here. The term "dirt road" is not used here as far as I know. A lot of "dirt tracks" can be found off-road however

A great film of roadworks in Australia. And the "tumblebug" is a new one for me.
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Old 08-30-2017, 07:04:26 PM
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Well I'll be dipped in ............


Metal
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2 .....
3 ... Broken rock used for repairing or making roads




That's a new one on me.

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A name that was common around here was Macadamized, or a Macadam road:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macadam

The first roads here were corduroy, with logs laid down:

http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/second-c...rloo-1.2890855

There used to be an old corduroy road that ran in front of our farm house. Dad said he sometimes hooked on to the old logs with the cultivator.
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A buddy of mine hooked one of his Killifer tumblebugs to his tailseat Best 30. He was going to test it out before taking it to our tractor show several years ago. He drug it and got it loaded up and when he tripped the handle it came over and clobbered him. Like to of brained him... needless to say he left it at home.
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Dad had one like that and it had a DAVID-BRADLEY brass tag on it, so I kinda think they might have been made to be sold by many brands!---Might have made a few small changes in design for different brand sellers!---just my .02 thanks; sonny
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We have 2 of the David Bradley ones here. The one Dad bought new and used it to dig the basement of his house and he also dug out the farm pond back in the late 40s. The other one my father in law had and he used it to dig his small farm pond with and convert an old gulley to a nice controlled waterway back in the early 60s. He had a horse pulled scraper pan with wooden handles that he used as a boy. It was dangerous, if you hooked into a root it would throw the poor guy on the handles into orbit.
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