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Horse Drawn Equipment Old iron designed for the purpose of hitching up to a horse or a team. This old iron machinery may be used or demonstrated while hooked to an old iron tractor too.

Horse Drawn Equipment

We Found a Transplanter


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Old 05-09-2018, 10:17:26 PM
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Myself and Picn and Truckn just found something new in a lean-to at the Paulson Ag Museum of Argyle.
I had seen it before but I thought it was a home-made sprayer of some sort; just a galvanized barrel with a stamped seat on it, some big steel wheels and a home-made drawbar. (and a stamped seat).
Then we noticed it has these two seats behind it, a couple inches off the ground.
Like some sort of two-seat go-cart or something.

Wow, I'm glad my Dad didn't have one of these when I was a kid. I know where I would have been.
I'm pretty sure it says Bemis Transplanter on the end of that barrel.
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:23:15 PM
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the transplanter was not the oddest thing we found Monday night.
this is better than spelunking, I tell you.

I meant to say bomb snatcher.
I don't suppose anyone knows what this is ?
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Default Re: We found a Transplanter

Mike, I saw that transplanter there the other day also, hidden away. Looks like a Bemus, made by the Madison Plow Co. They seem to have been a very popular transplanter as they are not that uncommon around Wisconsin.
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My Uncle Randall used a transplanter to sprig tobacco and later used it for peppers. But everyone sat up on it.
I started laughing when I realized these seats are only a couple inches off the ground.
I bet no one ever broke their fingers or anything, sitting back there, sticking plant parts right into the ground.
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My Uncle Randall used a transplanter to sprig tobacco and later used it for peppers. But everyone sat up on it.
I started laughing when I realized these seats are only a couple inches off the ground.
I bet no one ever broke their fingers or anything, sitting back there, sticking plant parts right into the ground.
Modern transplanters are no different. I occasionally help friends of mine transplant vegetables. A wheel on the transplanter punches holes in the plastic mulch and runs water into the hole. Two people then stick plants into each of the holes and pull the soil around the roots. Onions are perhaps the worst since they are spaced only a couple of inches apart.
Many jobs around the farm are significantly more dangerous than riding the transplanter.
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Default Re: We found a Transplanter

Cool find! Transplanters are one piece of farm equipment that few people know anything about. I have to continuously explain what it is and what it does when I take mine to shows, but it is a bit unusual. Check out this thread about itís resurrection.

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=138301
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That is why tractors sold in truck farm areas have an extra low speed gear in transmission. Have watched the machine used to pick cabbage and such. One guy drives tractor, eight guys on seats just above the ground cut heads and put on conveyor to upper level, two guys boxing heads and onto another conveyor to side and another guy standing in back of truck stacking the boxes and the thirteenth guy driving the truck right along side the other machine. Attachment to pulled machine folds the boxes and glues or tapes them, one box made for every one that goes to the ttruck. Something to watch.
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Ken: I've seen that done, and I agree; it's a natural transition from a transplanter to that type harvesting operation. I only saw little 2-row transplanters pulled by tractors; the pickup truck was carrying the flats. I think we may have a kind of unique opportunity to borrow a 1.5-ton Ford model BB for a few years, and we could put the Bemis Transplanter in the back of it. It's unusual and people might enjoy seeing it. If there's a few square feet to spare, maybe I should put a couple pig-ticklers in there also.
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