Harvesting Potatoes with an Old Potato Digger (Pictures!!!)

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Postby brianJ » Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:25 am

..and some one to peel them and cook them...
It is a great lower back saving machine.
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Postby Rudi » Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:21 pm

Brian:

Yup, I like my Massey-Harris #1.. I would have liked an IH, but beggars can't be choosers.. Sure saves a lot of back breaking work. I am looking forward to next year.

One of my ideas is to have tag along trailer to go with the digger so I just do the one row. Then wash em, dry em and pack em in the cold room...

And I help Em with cooking em.. cause I likes taters.. a lot :!:

Did you find a part number yet to figure out which digger you have?????
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Postby brianJ » Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:59 pm

Hi Rudi
I looked for the IHC logo all over the machine on the weekend as I was greasing it and did see part# but didn't write any down. I will tonite or tomorrow nite because dirtdevil is looking for some part# on another thread. You're right about saving work and it sure is a pile of fun to watch the tasty things climbing the conveyor.
Yeah I'll cook them too. Last nite it was french fries smothered in Heinz's finest.
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Postby Rudi » Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:26 pm

Brian and Dave:

Sorry about last night. I was able to get the pictures formatted and uploaded to the server for the how to, so maybe I can get that finished tonight and possibly some of the pages from the manual. Will try.

Darned diabetes is acting up.. tickin me off.. so it is taking a bit longer than I would like. Good thing this is the easy and restful stuff... :D :D
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Postby brianJ » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:52 am

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Postby cowboy » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:47 am

Hmm

If I ever get my field plowed and disked up. It looks like a great way to get all the rock up to the top. Is there a way to get it to drop into a cart or wagon :?:

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Postby brianJ » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:05 am

I think so. A sturdy bracket and hitch would be needed. I was thinking about that myself and had heard tell of such a thing.
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Postby Rudi » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:48 am

Billy and Brian:

That is something Gord and I have been playing with. I am going to use a small trailer in behind my potato digger before I spread the manure. The rocks like taters will travel up the elevator and roll off the back. I saw this as I harvested my taters last time around. I hope to do that next week and pick rocks. We know it will work, just need to figure out the mechanics and get the time to do it.
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Postby cowboy » Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:43 pm

Cool Rudi.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Time is somthing I do not have much of right now. But in two months or so I will have too much of it.

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Re: Harvesting Potatoes with an Old Potato Digger (Pictures!!!)

Postby TractorChick » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:45 am

That is so cool!!!!! I wish i had a potato picker but here again i don't have the room around my house. I can barely turn my tractor around in my backyard.
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Re: Harvesting Potatoes with an Old Potato Digger (Pictures!!!)

Postby CapeCodCubs » Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:10 pm

Cool digger, I had my eye (no pun) on one in Connecticut...a green one (again no pun) but it was $550 and was too much at the time. Maybe another one will come along...there is one down the road as a lawn ornament. Maybe it still works???
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