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Photo's from a Bygone Era

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8 months 1 day ago #251502 by seyser
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8 months 21 hours ago #251519 by seyser
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8 months 21 hours ago #251520 by Deas Plant.
Hi, seyser.
Yep, those back 3 are exactly how they were transported DowNunda back when I started in the game in 1965.

Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.
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7 months 4 weeks ago #251541 by D6 Pete
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Lovely pic of the RD7 and one -way plow ,, didnt think there were many of those type plows in USA Lots here in Aussie ,,,, where is the pic taken ??.

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7 months 4 weeks ago - 7 months 4 weeks ago #251548 by Deas Plant.
Hi, D6 Pete.
I spent a fair bit of the first 5 years of my working life 'being chased' around various paddocks by one-way discs, first a Shearer 14-disc behind a Chamberlain Champion 9G and then by a 14-disc Sunderseeder and a 14-disc Sundercut in tandem behind a 2T D4.

I also got to pull a tandem 18-disc Chamberlain plow set-up behind the D4. You coulda cut washers off the back end of the D4. The old girl heaved a sigh of relief when the front 18-disc scored a flat front furrow tire and I hooked up to the back 18 on its own.

Funny thing about the tandem Sunderseeder/Sundercut set-up - I used to pull it through the day with the D4 but, when the farmer quit for the day, he would bring me the 80HP Ford diesel converted Chamberlain 40KA on duals to do a couple more hours. One paddock had a sandy creek that I could pull the tandem plows through with the D4 by changing down from 4th to 3rd. With the 80HP Ford diesel conversion, I had to stop, manually lift both plows out of the ground, cross the creek, and manually set both plows back down again when the tractor was on firm ground.

Lesson: GRUNT is NO danged use if you cain't put it on the ground. That said though, the Ford diesel would pull the plows at 5 MPH instead of the 3 1/2 MPH that the D4 was doing - - - on FIRM ground.

Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.
Last edit: 7 months 4 weeks ago by Deas Plant.. Reason: add info.
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7 months 3 weeks ago #251737 by seyser
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View of Caterpillar diesel D6 tractor with LaPlant-Choate bulldozer pushing skid of 105 mm shells during World War II.
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7 months 3 weeks ago #251755 by D6 Pete
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Thankyou for that reply Deas ,,, yes i too spent lot of time in late 60s early 70s pulling 12 and 14 disc sundercuts with Fordson majors ,,Ford 5000 later ,,, untill we got the 12 disc Chamberlain ,,,, So far ahead they are ... I still pull a Chamberlain 18 disc some years ..

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7 months 3 weeks ago #251764 by Deas Plant.
Hi, D6 Pete.
I don't remember what model the Shearer 14 disc was but it wasn't the Shearer King. That said, though, I think it was about as good as the Chamberlain 18s based on the job that it did.

Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.

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5 months 4 weeks ago #252834 by seyser
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5 months 4 weeks ago #252837 by Rome K/G
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Can you imagine all those Sixty's Cackling around there? must have been some music!
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