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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

Horse Power Sweeps


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Old 07-28-2016, 09:07:39 AM
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Wondering if anyone has pictures of large horse power sweeps surviving today. i have seen a few on youtube including the Stephenson county antique engine club demo 12 hp sweep.
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Default Re: Horse power sweeps

There are a couple good videos of the one in Freeport including this one shot by the Great Great Grandson of the original owner.



And this one by tubalcain aka mrpete.



Enjoy !

It will be set up again next week for our 47th annual show on August 5th 6th & 7th, but there's a chance it might not be running if we don't get enough horses (and or mules) to power it with. We seem to have a problem with the horse people feuding amongst themselves which is not good. It's pretty common for horse people to not like steam engines popping off and blowing whistles and tractors backfiring etc., and the owners of those units not being too fond of the horse people because they don't like being blamed for potentially scaring the horses ( even though we've NEVER had any real problems with that ever happening), but when they start feuding amongst themselves bad things happen.

If anyone has horses they'd like to bring to Freeport let me know and I'll try to pass the info along to the right people.

In the mean time, plese enjoy the videos.

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Hopefully I have the Horse Issue taken care of for next years show Thanks To Mike Rock and others.

Will have to keep in touch and make it happen.

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I would love to buy a power sweep but they seldom come up for sale.
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Last one I saw sell was either a 6 or 8 horse unit that went for around 6 Grand at a local auction.

It was one that my dad had fabricated a lot of parts for to get it up and running for the previous-previous owner back in the 1970s.

They're out there, but rarely ever show up for sale.

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Shane,
How many horse? I have a two horse for sale if need be.
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Mike I'm not real picky on how many horses, that two horse would be great if I could afford it. Private message me the details please.
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Thanks for the great videos Otto-Sawyer. Sure don't get to see them work like that very often anymore.


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Thanks. . .

Hopefully we can make everything work with getting horses lined up again for next years show (and beyond). It ended up setting as a static display this year.

Sometimes it takes outside help to keep things going when politics and attitudes get in the way within a club.

Been doing what I can and have had the help of a few others the last couple/few years trying to undo some of the damage that was done the last 10-20 years, but it takes time.

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A friend has an 8 horse that he restored and uses for demo purposes on occasion. He's got three more laying in the weeds and no desire to sell them.
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