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Old 12-03-2013, 11:47:39 PM
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Here is a picture of a MM 'tumblebug'. I'm not sure of this model, but it is my grandfathers, and I did plow with this plow behind my dad's E27N Fordson about 15 years ago. What a wild piece of mechanical engineering! Pull the one trip rope at the end of the furrow and it looks like the plow is falling apart as it rolls over and raises. Then as you are turning you need to pull the second rope at the right time to swing the hitch to the opposite side, before pulling the first rope again to drop the plow down. Keeps you very busy at the end of a field with a tractor w/o power steering!! The plow is heavy and awkward, but did preform very well.
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Cool! Nice to see pics of variations of the same thing. Thanks.

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I think that our Mathis-Moline is a French copy of the MM Tumblebug.
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Interesting. Our "tumblebugs" were machines we used to build borders. We had 2 different kinds, one that was 2-bladed and 14' wide. We would pull it slowly across the field, that we'd marked with lines every so many feet. The blade would tumble until we locked in, then it would drag and pull up dirt. We'd trip it on top of the marked line and it would roll over, dumping the dirt. This was for alfalfa fields, where we needed a good, solid border for flood irrigation. The other tumblebug we used had 3 blades and we used that on the top end of the fields to rebuild the rows where they met up with the irrigation ditch bank. We'd disk the ends down, then re-buck (another name for this contraption was "row-buck", because it bucks pretty good when you trip it) so we could irrigate again. I sure wish I had pics of all this stuff. :-(

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[QUOTE=LandLFarm;980400]Lyle,

We have several horse drawn ones as well as a modern IH. Can send pics
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We have several horse drawn ones as well as a modern IH. Can send pics
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Nice pics. First one looks to be a rollover plow for a 3-point. 2nd and 3rd I've actually used behind a horse when I took a horse driving class at UC Davis in the late 70's. The dump rake I used as a kid. We'd pull it behind a Farmall usually, to clean up any loose alfalfa that the baler missed, then fork it up for our small bunch of sheep my granddad kept. :-)

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Lyle, Question, how can we post pics of our collection?
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Lyle, Question, how can we post pics of our collection?
I'm not sure in the gallery, I know only how to attach pics to posts. Check the FAQs; link at the top of the page.

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