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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

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Old 04-24-2019, 08:38:15 PM
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Default Re: What is this?

It's a horse drawn cultivating rig commonly called a Go Devil. They were popular in the western states, around here most cultivators that you rode were equipped with wheels.
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:00:17 PM
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No, FW, that isn't a Go Devil. This is a Go Devil.
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We had one on our farm. My dad always called it a "sled weeder" The boards slid down the furrow, with knives or discs working the top of the furrow to destroy the weeds.
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:24:40 AM
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It is a knife sled, it goes down the row of corn with one knife on each side going part way through the ridge between the rows of corn killing the weeds.
At the auction, no one knew what that was. The auctioneer thought it was a tree planter, I told them what it was.
Here is a picture of weeder knives.
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Here is a picture of an Avery threshing machine that was at the same sale. It has an engine on it.

FW, we have to have a quiz once in awhile.
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Wasn't that used with lister planted crops like corn? You are sure in dry country where lister planting was common.

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It was used where they used listers. Here is a picture of the one row lister the guy used to plant corn. The lister lay is off the lister.

In my area farmers used listers until recently. One guy hasn't raised a decent crop since he quit the lister.
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Thanks Heins,
I have the identical one without the seed canister. Used it a few times to furrow for spuds.....

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This is what we use to make a furrow, it is a John Deere lister. The shank isn't. I used it yesterday to make a furrow in the grass to drain some water.

That sale was interesting, you could see how the guy started with one row equipment and wooden wheel wagons up to new four wheel drive tractors. The land was in the family for around 125 years and they didn't go broke, they were millionaires. No one wanted to keep it going.
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