All Ready to Roll Without a Plow

Tue Apr 13, 2004 7:45 pm

I've had my cub two years now. Last year was spent cleaning and assembling the various parts, and my dad and I got it running (more him than me), but too late to put in a garden.

A garden was the big selling point to my wife. I promised her tomotoes, corn, and green beans to her heart's content. (Although I don't really know what I'm doing, agriculture wise, I'm learning as fast as I can.)

It came with a heep of impliments, rusted and tangled. The previous owner told me there were cultivators, a planter, and a plow, plus a snow blade. He had owned the tractor only as a bunch of parts, and ran out of time to work on it. So, the cub, the baskets of parts, and the mass of odd shaped metal pieces all came home and went in the shed.

I read manuals and found the snow blade. It was the first thing I've actually done with the cub. It was Christmas morning, and we had an eight inch snowfall. Only half the county got that much snow, so I think it was a Christmas present just to me. I can't really describe the joy I felt purring up and down the long bumpy drive under tree limbs weighed low with snow. It made all the effort worth it.

With Spring here, I decided this would be the year of the garden. Out in the shed, I sorted through the pieces. Cultivator arm, planter bin, planter drive chain, odd slotted flywheel from something with rebar welded into the slot, hmmm, no plow. At least no plow like I've seen in the manuals.

The regular planter has the big spoked wheel that pushes the ground back together, then there's this other planter? Actually, I don't have any idea what it is. It looks like the planter, but there's a small spoked wheel between the side flaps, not behind, and the flaps are attached to the frame with hinges? It almost looks like some homemade planter or fertilizer. It definetly isn't a plow, at least not the kind to turn yard into garden. I've never seen it any the manual either. (I admit I sometimes look at ones for stuff I don't own, just so I know what's out there.)

So now I am thinking of a way to explain to my wife that I don't actually have a plow. This is after I assured her I was done spending money on "Rusty." (I let her name it. I'm told this will make her more attached to it.)

It's Spring. I'm plowless. The ground is drying out just about right (so the neighbors tell me).

I just got the pick-up running again, after it sat idle with a bad sending unit all winter. I think I'll go plow hunting, and I just might get my wife her garden yet. I sure hope they're in season.

Tom Z.

Re: All Ready to Roll Without a Plow

Tue Apr 13, 2004 9:22 pm

Tom Z. wrote:odd slotted flywheel from something with rebar welded into the slot,

there's a small spoked wheel between the side flaps, not behind, and the flaps are attached to the frame with hinges


Maybe the first thing is the feed wheel from a fertilizer attachment?

The second may be a rotary hoe and a pair of plant shields.

Post pictures of anything you can't identify and one of us will probably be able to identify it.

Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:11 am

Tom,

I have an extra plow in northern Ohio.

Plowless

Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:05 pm

Thanks for the replies. I'm going to negotiate with Mr. Willer privately, but I'll post some pictures of the unknown implement as soon as I can borrow a decent digital camera. My K-Mart going-out-of-business digital camera loses focus at close range.

Here's another question. Does human hair spread around a garden really keep away deer and rabbits? (Don't worry, I won't ask about snipe hunting or cow tipping...)

Thanks,

Tom Z.

Re: Plowless

Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:05 pm

Tom Z. wrote:Here's another question. Does human hair spread around a garden really keep away deer and rabbits? (Don't worry, I won't ask about snipe hunting or cow tipping...)

Thanks,

Tom Z.


Yes...... But not for long. I know the deer get used to it. I had to put up range fence to keep them out of the garden...........

Wed Apr 14, 2004 8:00 pm

An Uncle of mine had a BAD time with deer in his garden. He tried tinfoil pie plates on string, blowing in the breeze is supposed to keep deer away, :roll: a radio in an old mail box, and I'm sure numerous other things. Each worked for a time, but the deer get used to it. Try shooting a few. :D

Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:10 pm

parts man wrote: Try shooting a few. :D


Best idea yet !

Thu Apr 15, 2004 6:53 am

Make some FARMALL CUB STRAPS with em! That way they don't get into your field and you get some great tasting snacks

Picture of Unknown Implement

Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:26 pm

Here's a link to the unknown implement, my cub (Rusty), and spot where I hope to have the garden.

http://members24.clubphoto.com/tom83934 ... 0ad6.phtml

As far as the deer go, the traffic on my road seems to be thinning the herd lately.

Thanks for all your help! And Rudi, I took your advice awhile back and got a house for Rusty from Farm Tek. Works great!

Tom Z.

Thu Apr 15, 2004 3:29 pm

Tom:

Glad that you got cover for Rusty. Looks good and there seems to be plenty of room. I hope it was affordable - looks like a good option for someone while waiting to build a shed/barn/garage/workshop!

I am real curious too about that implement.....

Thu Apr 15, 2004 3:56 pm

Could possibly be a potato plow.

Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:16 am

Glad that you got cover for Rusty. Looks good and there seems to be plenty of room. I hope it was affordable - looks like a good option for someone while waiting to build a shed/barn/garage/workshop!


Tom and I visited for a couple hours last night and he went home with a plow for Rusty, but I didn't follow the link until just now. When I saw the nifty shelter for Rusty I had one thought... paint booth!

I want one!