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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

Penfield Illinois Museum Stuff


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Old 07-17-2018, 08:46:08 AM
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2 row corn cutter.


challenge planter.


brown planter, with some reproduced parts.

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Thanks for posting these pictures.
That's not too far from me; I will have to plan a visit to the Penfield IL Museum. We have a Challenge Corn Planter; it will be interesting to compare the two.

And I love those corn-cutters; is this a Dain, from John Deere?
Does it have big cast-iron lettering that says "Safety Cutter" . . . I always laugh at the name "Safety Cutter" on the most dangerous looking thing ever used on a farm.
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I was at the Penfield show a few years ago. I don't remember seeing this corn cutter. It is not a Dain I have a very nice early wooden Dain and I Have the later Dain improved Safety Corn Cutter and I have what a thought was a Dain in between the two that I have already have. I have a Foo's corn corn that I need to do some work on.
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I just heard something interesting; there was this video from the college of the Ozarks: the speaker states he has a challenge corn planter and he thinks it is only one of two. This one, the one at PAMA and the one at the college of the Ozarks makes three. Do you know of any other Challenge planters?
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yes, I had one, now the ex wife does
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Does anyone have any more info on the first pic, the cultivator? I have one that is rotted down, I think someone robbed the wheels but I should have the rest of the iron and would like to restore, thanks
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What are the wheels on that Brown planter made of? It looks like they are made of concrete with an iron band.
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